SPRING/SUMMER 2011 continued...
St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Bonneauville, PA
Now Staffed by the Missionaries of the Sacred Hearts
has accepted the appointment by the Diocese of Harrisburg to
begin pastoral ministry of St. Joseph the Worker Parish,
Bonneauville, PA. Installation of the Pastor, Fr. Augusty
Thankachan, M.SS.CC. took place on June 26, 2011. Many St.
Joseph parishioners and friends from the nearby parish of St.
Mary's of Fairfield attended. Our congregation has been working
in the diocese of Harrisburg since 1993 when we assumed pastoral
direction of St. Mary's in Fairfield and St. Rita's in Blue
Two Confreres from our
the past six months, the American Delegation welcomed two of
their Indian Confreres, who had been working in Italy, to join
them in active ministry here. Fr. Augustine Peter Arul, M.SS.CC.
and Fr. Augusty Thankachan, M.SS.CC. have initially committed
themselves to a three-year period here in the United States with
the possibility of extending their stay with us.
St. Joseph the Worker parish, founded in 1859, currently has 400 families. Fr. Thankachan also assumes responsibility of Catholic campus ministry at nearby Gettysburg College.
Fr. Robert Malagesi, M.SS.CC.
Shortly after his
re-election to Superior General, Fr. Salvatore Izzo appointed
Fr. Robert Malagesi as his Delegate in America.