Rev. Sebastian Vettickal
Fr. Sebastian Vettickal is a Carmelite priest from India. He was born on December 22, 1962. After graduating from high school, he joined the Religious Order of Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI). He was ordained on December 31, 1991.
Fr. Sebastian arrived in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in 2000. He served two years at Sacred Heart Church in Ventura, and eleven years at St. Denis Church in Diamond Bar. Prior to his ministry in the U.S., he worked in the Diocese of Bijnor (India) as Rector of Seminary, Formation Coordinator, Pastor and manager of a high school. He also worked as the editor of the Diocesan Journal.
Fr. Sebastian is a gifted preacher and a talented teacher. He offered a number of retreats and Bible classes to religious and laity in the past. He authored a book, Jericho to Jerusalem, in 2013. He has a Master’s degree in Theology and Counseling. Fr. Sebastian says that he is here to serve the people of Holy Trinity.
His motto of life:
Love God and serve Him in others.