Parochial Vicar

Hello friends,
I am Father Cleetus,
I am the 9th out of 10 children. I was born in Alleppey, Kerala, India where my mother, siblings, and family currently live, one of my nephew is a priest!  I originally ordained in the Diocese of Alleppey. Alleppey, the city, is in the southwestern part of India between the sea and the beautiful backwaters of Kerala. It is a very green and tropical region. 


After grade school, I joined the Diocese of Alleppey's Minor Seminary. Upon graduation from the minor seminary, I was called to St Joseph’s Pontifical Major Seminary in Kerala where I did my Philosophy studies. After which I went to Bangalore where I studied Theology at St. Peter’s Pontifical Institute of Theology.

I was ordained a priest on January 1, 2000, and I served in the Diocese of Alleppey for 12 years. After which God called me to serve the Diocese ofSacramento in 2012. I was first stationed at St. Vincent FerrerChurch in Vallejo, then to Sacred Heart in Sacramento. From there I moved to Weaverville and served at St. Patick's where I was the only priest in the whole county! Before coming to St. John's I was Parochial Vicar at Our Lady of Mercy in Redding. With all that said, it’s my pleasure to be here to serve you at St. John the Baptist.


We the people of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church are committed to being a dynamic and welcoming family. We respond through active ministries as a reflection of God's love and witness to the Gospel in prayer, word, and deed. 

St. John the Baptist
Catholic Church

Parish Office: 916.985.2065

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307 Montrose Dr. Folsom, CA 95630

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