About Our Pastor

Please welcome our new Pastor, Fr. Francis Thadathil, MSFS

A native of India, Father Francis was ordained in 1981; he served as the Associate Pastor at Blessed Sacrament Parish in La Crosse from 2003 to 2008 (so, he’s quite familiar with American culture). He is a member of the Northeast India Province of the Missionaries of St. Francis de Sales (that’s the same missionary group to which Father George, formerly of Sacred Heart/Saint Patrick’s, belongs).

Monsignor Robert Hundt (the lead Pastor of Blessed Sacrament Church) writes of Father Francis that he “is a man rich in religious faith and equally rich in ‘people’ skills. He was much loved by the congregants….” 

His bishop said of Father Francis that he is “a committed missionary pastor, a dynamic leader, an experienced counselor, and an efficient educator.”