Greetings in Christ!
It is with great appreciation to the Lord and his leading in my life that I now begin my journey here at these beautiful churches and parishes as your priest. I want to take this opportunity to send you a note of thanks as well for accepting me here as part of your church family, and rest assured, I am looking forward to a joyous and fruitful ministry in the years to come. I would just like to share a little bit of my background with you as we begin to live and practice our catholic faith together. I am Father George Thayilkuzhithottu Msfs., pronounced, (Tail Q E Thot), but you can call me Father George. I was born in Kannur, Kerala, India in the land of Saint Thomas the Apostle. I grew up in a loving home with my parents, three brothers and six sisters. A family of twelve! I attended the parish schools there graduating in 1986. Then I began to study for priesthood finishing with my ordination in 1997.
I’m a religious priest belonging to the Congregation of Missionaries of Saint Francis De Sales (MSFS). Our missionary priest work all over the world. My first assignment was in Nepal, a neighboring country to India for four years to teach English. Then to Sikkim, India for yet another four years as a pastor. In 2005 I came to the United States of America and was given my first of 3 assignments in Wisconsin. From 2006-2009 at Saint Mary’s in Custer, 2009-2012 at Saint Stanislaus, now Holy Spirit Parish, in Stevens Point and then from 2012-2018 at Sacred Heart/Saint Patrick’s in Eau Claire. Shortly before my leave back to India, January 18, 2018, I became a naturalized US citizen. Back in India I was assigned for two years at Saint Clement Philosophical College in Assam, teaching young seminarians.
Now today, I am here with you! A little personal information about me; I enjoy jogging, skiing, basketball, golfing and the Green Bay Packers! I have a master’s degree in counseling and am currently pursuing my doctorate. As we begin this journey together, please know that I am with you a 100% percent. I will do all that I can to make the faith alive for you, to share my story, to share my experiences, my reading of scripture, and my love for Jesus. I know God has big things in store for us, and I am committed to be about his business. May the spirit lead us all into whatever adventures the next years may bring.
– Father George MSFS
OFFERINGS for mass and reconciliation
ST JOHN'S MASS TIMES
Tuesday: 4:30 pm
Friday: 9:00 am
Sunday: 8:15 am
SS PETER & PAUL MASS TIMES
Tuesday: 8:30 am
Wednesday: 8:30 am
Thursday: 7:00 am
Saturday: 5:00 pm
Sunday: 10:15 am
Sacrament of Reconciliation
St. John's: Sunday 7:45 - 8:15 am
SS Peter & Paul Saturday 4:30 – 5:00 pm
We encourage you to continue your prayer from home, the domestic church. Mass is available in televised and streamed formats. (Links and other resources can be found under the COVID-19 Tab).