Meet our Priest

Fr Joseph Edattu VC

Fr Joseph Edattu VC presently serves as the Director the Divine Retreat Centre UK. Soon after his ordination in December 2006, he was appointed as the Administrator of Tabor Retreat Centre, Mumbai, until 2012, when he was appointed as the Assistant Director of the Divine Retreat Centre, Muringoor and Chalakudy (English and Malayalam Section), under the leadership of Fr George Panackal VC and Fr Augustine Vallooran VC. In 2014, Fr Joseph came to the UK as the Administrator and Associate Director of a newly inaugurated centre: the Divine Retreat Centre UK, where he has worked tirelessly to spread the Good News.

During the Covid pandemic, Fr Joseph spearheaded the transition to online ministry, starting with the daily livestreaming. This grew rapidly into many other ministries, like the Bible study, Under my Roof and Bambino programmes. Pre-covid, Fr Joseph travelled the globe and has taken the Gospel to various countries such as Singapore, Australia, Africa, Germany, Malaysia and many more. Post-Covid, he continues to travel the world virtually, delivering the Good News to tens of thousands daily.

Fr Jose Palliyil VC currently serves as the Administrator of the Divine Retreat Centre UK. He was ordained a Catholic Priest in January 2006, following which he was mainly involved in two ministries: the Seminary and the Jesus Youth Movement- where he served as the Spiritual Director for many years. Fr Jose taught and formed many students within the seminary and in the Vincentian Public School.

He was also very much involved in the outreach ministry of the Vincentian congregation, known as the Popular Mission Retreats, where the team visited parishes within different Dioceses and Communities to conduct retreats for the parishioners. Fr Jose was later appointed to the Divine Retreat Centre UK, where he assists with the retreats, daily livestreaming, and other online services from the centre.

Fr Jose Palliyil VC

Fr Paul Parekkattil VC

Fr Paul Parekkattil VC was appointed to serve in the Divine UK Ministries in 2021. He has previously served in numerous positions; he was principal of the De Paul College, Kerala, India, the Assistant Director, and later Director, of the Popular Mission, the Director of the Vincentian Retreat Centre, Puthuppady, Kerala, India, and Director of the Vincentian Prayer House Lavington, Kenya. He has also served as the Director of the Retreat Centre in Potta, India.

Additionally, for the last 10 years, Fr Paul has been teaching in the Divine Bible College. During all his ministry, Fr Paul has also travelled to all five continents to spread the Word of God.