Rev. Jose Parathanal, CMI
Rev. Jose Parathanal, CMI, came to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in 2005. Ever since his arrival in LA he has been serving as the Associate Pastor at Holy Family Church in South Pasadena. Fr. Jose was born on May 17, 1960 in Kerala, India as the fourth child of Joseph and Anna. Fr. Jose joined the congregation of Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI) in 1977 and was ordained a priest on the December 29, 1990.
Fr. Jose served the CMI Bijnor Province and Bijnor Diocese in various capacities: Vocation Director for both Carmelites Community and Bijnor diocese; Rector of the minor seminarians of the Carmelites; Priest in charge of different mission stations in the Himalayan regions of North India; Spiritual Director and Confessor to four formation houses of religious sisters; member and Secretary of Priests Council of the Diocese of Bijnor; member of the Inter-Archdiocesan Marriage Tribunal; Editor of the Province News Bulletin and Formation Coordinator of St. John’s CMI Province.
Fr. Jose is a priest with conviction, commitment and compassion. He is prayerful and hardworking with total availability for ministries at any time. He is an inspiring preacher, compassionate counselor and well sought after retreat preacher. His joining the Holy Trinity community (on July 1, 2015) as an Associate Pastor is a real blessing. Please welcome Fr. Jose (Joe) to our community and pray God’s blessings upon him.