Staff Member: Father Denny Jacob

Father Denny Jacob

Parochial Vicar
Phone: 262-363-7615 X136
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I was born in 1987 in the Catholic region of Southern India. I am the youngest of three brothers. My family was always very faithful, practicing Catholics even though we were surrounded by various other religions.
As a teen I was inspired by the beauty and grace of the Mass and by how my parish priest interacted with the people and so began thinking of becoming a priest. After a meaningful conversation with Fr. Antony Thomas, who is now pastor at St. Patrick’s parish in Whitewater, I decided to join the Community of St. Paul which is based in Racine. I was then sent to the Dominican Republic in 2011 to work at La Sagrada Familia which is the sister parish of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.
After five years in the Dominican Republic, I came to Milwaukee and began my studies at the Seminary. My “teaching parish” for four years was St. William in Waukesha. Since I was baptized in the Syro- Malabar rite (one of the many rites in the Catholic Church) and will be ordained in the Latin rite, I have been granted bi-ritual faculties and so can celebrate Mass in either rite. Thus, I will celebrate one Mass of Thanksgiving at St. William and another “first” Mass of Thanksgiving in the Syro-Malabar rite in my native language of Malayalam at my home parish in India shortly thereafter.
For fun I like to go to movies, hang out with friends and be invited over for dinner! Because my parents and the rest of my family still live in India, I make sure to call them frequently. Although I been in the US for over seven years now driving in the snow still leads me to pray in a whole new way!
I am looking forward to working with and learning from Father Jordan, who I met when I first entered the seminary. I suspect it will be a bit of challenge getting to know the people and places in each of the three parishes. (Even keeping all the keys straight will be a test!) Your prayers and your patience will be needed and appreciated.

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