Joseph Raju Kattula – Ordination to the Diaconate

Bro. Joseph Raju Kattula, cmf, will be ordained as Deacon on 18 of May, 2018 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Hayes, West London, England. “I am very glad to have the chance to witness and live a missionary life being in union with the universal Claretian family.”, Joseph Raju wrote some years back.


Joseph Raju Katthula, was born on 09 June 1986, in Kolavennu, Andhra Pradesh, India

Joined Minor Seminary of the Claretian Congregation in June 2008 at Medchal; Hyderabad,  For Bangalore Province.

Studied Philosophy from 2009 to 2011 at St. Peters Pontifical Institute, Bangalore.

Did his novitiate in 2011- 2012, in Sonada, India

Studied Theology: from 2013 to 2017, in Spain; staying in  Colmenar Viejo, attending classes in Comillas University, Madrid.

Perpetual Profession: August 2017, in Buckden, England.

Missionary assignment now in Hayes, England.

In September 2012 Raju Katthula wrote:

“It’s my first time to be out of my country. I was studying for the province of Bangalore in India, it was during the time of my regency that is in the end of November 2012, that my former provincial Fr. James Kannanthanam cmf, told me about the needs and plans of the Congregation for me. As I heard the news it was both a matter of surprise and joy. Any way it took couple of days for me to get ready with the passport and the visa. Finally, I arrived to our house at Colmenar Viejo on 28th of September along with two more brothers from India.”

His mission had started.