Fr. George Kochuparambil (Fr. Johnson)
I am Father George J. Kochuparambil, although I am known as Father Johnson, because my mother, Elizabeth, affectionately calls me so as I was born in the era of President Lyndon B Johnson. I grew up in the Southern Indian state of Kerala, where the Apostle St. Thomas preached the Gospel of the Lord 2000 years ago. I loved Church as a child and went to Mass daily and loved the Lord and the Eucharist.
Jesus called me to priesthood at a very young age and I joined the Seminary of a religious Order called the Oblates of St. Joseph. After finishing my college studies, I was sent to Rome to finish my Philosophy and Theology studies in preparation for my priesthood. During my days in Rome days in 80’s and 90’s, the memorable moments that are still etching at the bottom of my heart are being an altar server to Saint Pope John II on a few occasions and visiting the monuments in the city that rejuvenates every Christian’s faith. I was ordained a priest in 1991 in my native town, Panangad, India in the presence of my beloved parents George and Elizabeth.
During my 29 years of priesthood, I served the church as a Seminary Professor, Assistant Pastor and Pastor in India, Italy and in the US. In 2012, Most Rev. John Barres, then Bishop of Allentown, accepted me into this Diocese and l was officially incardinated thereafter as a diocesan clergy.
If you ask me what I do as pastime, I would say, I love playing violin, reading American History and visiting places. I thank God for this opportunity to serve you!
Mrs. Michele Antalosky, Office Manager
Michele is a valued member of the Most Blessed Trinity Team performing numerous administrative tasks. Michele and her husband Dave are also parishioners of Most Blessed Trinity Parish