Fr. Roy Palatty will celebrate this Mass.
Father Roy was born in India and is a priest of the Congregation of Carmelites of Mary Immaculate. He earned his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium. Father Roy has been a Professor of Philosophy at Christ University in Bangalore, India, since 2008. His first collaborations with Shalom were through articles for Sunday Shalom newspaper and Shalom Times magazine. Since 2014, he has been serving as Spiritual Director of Shalom Media, directly serving the ministry in the United States of America, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Austria, and Singapore. Father Roy has a keen interest in the affairs of the universal Church. His passion for helping the Church, using media, is a special call and his role as Spiritual Director for the ministry leads Shalom Media in new directions for her service. Father Roy is a gifted speaker and is an in-demand preacher around the world, leading numerous Malayalam-language and English retreats for priests, religious, and lay faithful.