St. Andrew Altar

 Rev. Augusty Valomchalil, M.S.S.C.C.

Installed June 29, 2014

  Pictures from Father Augusty's Installation on June 29, 2014 

Fr. Augusty T. Valomchalil MSSCC was installed as the new pastor of Saint Andrew on June 29, 2014. Father joined the Missionaries of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary (MSSCC) in India in 1988. He did his Philosophical and Theological Studies in Dharmaram College and Kristu Jyothi College in Bangalore respectively. He was ordained in 1996. In the same year he went to Rome for his higher studies and obtained the degree of Licence in Spiritual Theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome. He worked as a Parochial Vicar for a year in the parish of Saint Paul the Apostle, Tor Tre Ponti, in the Diocese of Latina in Italy. In 1999 he was appointed as the Rector of the minor seminary of the Missionaries of the Sacred Hearts in Bangalore. In 2002 he was appointed as the master of the students in the seminary of the Missionaries in Naples, Italy. From 2003-2004 he was in the Philippines. In 2004 he went back to Rome for his Doctoral studies and completed Doctorate in Theology with the Specialization in Spiritual Theology in 2008 in Teresianum, Rome. From 2008-2009 he was in the UK for a mission experience. In 2010 he came to serve the community of the Missionaries of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary in the USA. From 2011 to 2013 he served as the Pastor of the Saint Joseph the Worker Parish, Bonneauville, PA.