Fr. Thomas Mathew Vadathumukalel appointed as ICC new Assistant
Rev. Fr. Thomas Mathew
been appointed our new Assistant Chaplain. He will
be introduced on Sunday 11th February during the Holy
Mass at Meidling and Stadlau Churches and taking in
Thomas Mathew was born on 15th of April 1971, at
Parampuzha village in the district of Kottayam, Kerala,
India, to Pichakasseril Ulahannan Mathew and Rosamma.
He is the second child of the family and has two
brothers and one sister. He entered the Assisi Bhavan
Minor Seminary of Fransciscan Third Order Regular in
He completed his philosophical studies from St.
Albertís College Ranchi, Jharkhand, in the year 1992.
He finished his Theological studies at Dharmaram Vidhya
Kshetram, Bangalore in 1996. Later he also completed
his bachelorís degree in Sociology from Indira Gandhi
National Open University (IGNOU) Delhi. He was ordained
a priest on 27 May 1998 at Holy Family Bethlehem Church
Parampuzha by His Grace Archbishop Joseph Powathil of
He began his ministry as a
Headmaster of St. Thomas School and associate pastor of
St. Thomas Church at Adhikari, West Bengal in the
Diocese of Bagdogra in 1998. Later he was appointed as
vocation promoter of the Order for four years in Kerala
from 1999 Ė 2003. In the year 2002 he was also
appointed as parish priest in Christ the King Church,
Karani, Wyanad in the Diocese of Mananthavady.
completed his masterís degree in Theology from Dharmaram
Vidhya Kshetram, Bangalore in 2005. Thereafter he was
appointed as parish priest to St. Thomas Church,
Amalagiri and Holy Family Church Nallathani in 2005 Ė
2006 in the Diocese of Kanjirappilly.