Fr. Jacob Mattathil M.S.F.S.

Fr JacobFr. Jacob Mattathil M.S.F.S. arrived in Cape Town on 16th June 2013. On my arrival Frs. Babychan and Job received me in the airport. For about three weeks I received a very valuable induction program. Brief history and culture of South Africa, driving lessons, and some liturgical concelebrations in four different parishes of Cape Town archdiocese, were the highlights of the induction program. After that the very same fathers brought me to Dundee on 8th of July. Before I arrived here I served as a priest for 17 years in the North East India Province of the Missionaries of Saint Francis De Sales (M.S.F.S.). Till March 2013 I was serving as the Principal of Saint Francis De Sales School Dhemaji, Assam. There was a small parish in the same campus for which I was the parish priest at the same time. I began my preparations to come Africa from September 2012. As soon as the papers got ready I left India. On my arrival I am given this opportunity to in Zululand, Dundee. I am grateful to everyone who helped me especially to Bishop Thomas Graham Rose and Fr Babychan Arackathara our Regional Superior.  My work permit is for five years. I leave in the hands of my ministry and missionary life in Africa. I count on your prayers and support.