A short introduction....
My full name is Fr. Dantus Thottathil. I am delighted that the Archbishop appointed me to this great parish community. It is my hope and prayer that we be filled with blessings through our journey together as disciples of Jesus Christ. I was born on 27th February 1982. Sadly, my beloved father Joseph and my elder sister Sr. Joe Maria. C. M. C who inspired me to become a priest passed away in January 2019 and November 2018 respectively. I miss them so much. In my home, I have my mother, one older sister who is also a nun and my twin brother who is married with two kids. I come from the southern part of India called Chandanakampara, in the state Kerala.
I was ordained to the priesthood on 30th December 2008, in India. The Religious order of priests to which I belong, is the Missionary Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament (MCBS). I was then appointed as the associate pastor in one of the parishes in Kerala. I have worked as a pastor in different parts of India. Finally, I was appointed as the administrator in our minor seminary. Then I came to Australia in 2015.
My first appointment was to Ipswich Parish for one year. My second to Burleigh Heads for the term of two years as associate priest. I’ve been Administrator of Stanley River Parish for two years. I am filled with hope that this new journey will bring abundant blessings, joys and spiritual fulfilment as we begin the new year. Thank you for welcoming me into your wonderful parish community. So please keep me in your prayers as I begin the next part of my journey, my ministry in this parish.
I look forward to meeting and working together with you all. God’s blessings and peace be upon you and Happy New Year....
Fr. Dantus Thottathil.