Holy Cross Parish is pleased to welcome our new pastor, Fr. Dominic Jose CMF. We look forward to praying and working together with him.
Fr. Dominic was born on May 31, 1980 in Kanjirapally, Kerala, India in the Parish of St. Dominic’s Cathedral Church. His parents are Jose K. Thomas and Valsamma Jose. He has one sister and two brothers. He had his basic education at the Little Flower UP School in Chempanthotty and completed high school at the Little Flower High School in Chemmalamattam. He joined the Claretian Congregation at Claret Bhavan in Kuravilangad on June 15, 2003 and made his first profession on the 31st of May 2007 and took his final vows on May 28, 2010. Fr. Dominic was ordained a Priest on December 28, 2010.
From 2011 to 2014 he served as the Finance administrator and Dean of Studies and prefect of students at St Claret Minor Seminary Umsning in Meghalaya, India. From 2014 to 2015 he was appointed Director of Sadhana Renewal Center (Psycho Social Rehabilitation Center for Mentally Challenged) in Thiruvanathapuram, Kerala, India. In 2015 to 2016 he served as Pastoral Associate in the Catholic Campus Ministry in Springfield, Missouri USA and from April to July 2016, he was appointed as Associate Pastor at St Bernard Parish in Ottawa, Canada.
Fr. Dominic will be officially installed as our pastor at the 9:30 Mass on August 14, 2016. The Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Geoffrey Kerslake, Episcopal Vicar of the Archdiocese of Ottawa.