Priest Leaves for New Assignment

   Father Chandra Kodavatikanti, an Associate Pastor of St. Joseph Church for two years, is leaving for a new assignment on September 1st. Parishioners bid him a drive-bye farewell after Mass on August 29. This included the Missionary Carmelites of St.Teresa who currently serve our Hispanic community; Sisters Ana Brigida Riveros, Francisca Nava, and Dulce Maria Cordoba.
  St. Joseph Church in Fayetteville will be Father Chandra's destination where he'll be an Associate Pastor. He'll also be the Administrator of St. John the Evangelist Church in Huntsville.
  Ordained in 2010 at his home Diocese of Nellore, India, Father Chandra was appointed to the Diocese of Little Rock in 2017. He was previously Associate Pastor for Jonesboro's Blessed Sacrament Church and the Blessed John Newman University Parish connected to Arkansas State University.