Staff Member: Fr. Justin Vakko O.C.D.
Fr. Justin Vakko O.C.D.
Fr. Justin was born and brought up in a devout Catholic family-Kerala, India. He has seven siblings in the family and he is the youngest among them all. He went to the seminary at a young age of 15 and after 13 years of Carmelite formation, he got ordained to the Sacred Priesthood on December 28th, 1998. He enjoys his priestly life and continue to thank God for his Vocation to Priesthood and many blessings in his life.
He was sent to the United States in 2002 and worked with California-Arizona Carmelite province for five years. He came to the Diocese of Orlando in 2007 and was assigned in several Parishes as parochial Vicar. He comes to Prince of Peace from Our Lady of the Springs Church, Ocala, where he served last seven years as their Pastor.
He obtained a Master degree in western Philosophy from the Mahatma Gandhi University Kerala, India and Master degree in Counselling Psychology from Palm Beach Atlantic University, Florida. He enjoys outdoor sports like Valley ball, basketball, bowling and so on. He was assigned as Pastor of Prince of Peace Catholic Church by Bishop John Noonan on September 1st 2021. He is looking forward to get know the wonderful people of this parish and grow deeper into the Mystery of Christ with the parish family.
Fr. Justin K. Vakko
Prince of Peace Catholic Church