We are pleased to welcome to our diocese Father Vanathuraj Rayappan, H.G.N., a member of Mary Queen of the Apostles Province of the Heralds of the Good News who arrived in the diocese on Friday, November 16th. Mary Queen of Apostles provincialate is located in the province of Tamil Nadu (T.N.),India.

Father Ray was ordained to the priesthood on December 27, 2007, in Trichy, T.N. Following his ordination, Father Ray served for several years in the region of Assam in the northeast of India as well as in Chennai, T.N. From 2013-2016, Father served in the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux in Louisiana before returning to Chennai, T.N.

Bishop Hundt has appointed Father Ray  to ministry and enculturation at the Cathedral of the Most Holy Redeemer and of the Immaculate Conception.  Please join in making Father Ray welcome in our diocese and in praying for God’s blessings upon him as he begins his new appointment.