Our associate pastor, Fr. Abraham Thannickal is from Kerala, India. He was ordained to the priesthood on November 21st, 2011. In his first seven years as a priest, he wore many hats, often simultaneously. In his first assignment, he served as assistant director of Bethany College of Nursing. He then served as assistant principal for a K-12 school while also serving as a parish priest in two parishes. He then served as principal for Bethany College of Arts and Commerce in Trivandrum, where he had studied for his commerce degree. Also during that time, he was a parish priest for two parishes and the rector of a hostel that housed the college students. Fr. Abraham then became the administrator of a K to 12 school in Kalayapuram, India, while also serving as a parish priest in two parishes. He then spent time preparing to work in the American Church, arriving at St. Patrick’s on October 10, 2018.