Rev. Rajasekar Karumelnathan

UPDATE: As of July 1st 2019 Father Raja was selected as Pastor of Sacred Heart and St. Charles Borromeo by Bishop Fabre for a Time of 6 years.

We welcome Father Raja as of July 1st 2017 as our Associate Pastor and now as of July 1 2018 as our Administrator that we share with St. Charles in PAC.

I wish everyone in the name of Jesus our Lord, I am Father Rajasekar, msfs (can be called Raja), born on 3rd July 1982 at Thavalaipallam in the state of Tamilnadu, India. I belong to the congregation of the Missionaries of St. Francis De Sales. My parents are Karumelnathan and Maria Arockiam. I have two sisters and one brother.

I joined the Minor seminary at Pudukottai in the year 1997 and had 12 years of priestly formation and was ordained a priest on 27th April 2009. I am an eight year priest and have done pastoral ministries at various parishes in India. I did my philosophy at Suvidya College in Bangalore, Theology in the state of Andhara Predesh and attained a Master Degree in M.Sc counseling Psychology from the University of Martin Luther King in India.

At the request of Provincial Superior Reverend Father K.Ingacimuthu msfs I am happy to be here in America to render my pastoral ministry. I am very grateful to Reverend Bishop Shelton J. Fabre who permitted and appointed me to work in the diocese of Houma-Thibodaux especially in the parishes of Montegut and Pointe-aux-Chenes. I am happy to have Reverend Pastor Robert-Joel Cruz, to be guided by him to work effectively. I am happy to be with you my brothers and sisters of both parishes.

Thank you very much and let us keep praying for each other

May God bless us

Father Rajasekar msfs