Fr. Sebastian Mandapathil
Fr. Sebastian Mandapathil heirs from the Archdiocese of Tellicherry. Parents are Francis and Clara. Completed High School studies in 1987 from St. Thomas High School Kilianthara. And in the same year joined the minor seminary for priestly formation. In 1990 joined St. Thomas Apostolic Seminary Vadavathoor Kottayam for philosophical and Theological studies. He Was ordained on 31 December 1997 by Archbishop Mar George Valiamattam. Served as assistant parish priest for one year at Good Shepherd Forane Church Kanghangad. Served as parish priest until 2005. From 2005 to 2007 studied in Kristujyothy college at Bangalore for Master’s Degree in Theology with Specialization in Youth Ministry. Then served as the Youth Director of the Archdiocese for five years from 2007 to 2012. From 2012 to 2016 served as the parish priest. From 2016 to 2019 served as the associate parish priest of St. Brendan’s Catholic parish in Shepparton of the Catholic diocese of Sandhurst and as the chaplain of the Syro-Malabar migrants in Shepparton and Bendigo. Currently serves as the parish priest of St. Mary’s Syro Malabar parish Melbourne West and Finance Officer to Syro-Malabar diocese of St. Thomas Melbourne.