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Father Joy Nellissery grew up in Kerala, India – knowing from early childhood that he wanted to become a priest. In 1988, he was ordained in his home town, and as a priest there, offered his assistance at two substance abuse treatment centers. While serving, he was also earning his Master’s degree in Social Work from Loyola College, University of Madras, India. Father Joy now serves in the U.S. as an Associate Pastor at the Prince of Peace Catholic Church in the Hoover Suburb of Birmingham, Alabama. Find out more about his ministry at

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