Fr. Tomy Puliyanampattayil Joseph, MSFS, Pastor


Fr. Tomy Puliyanampattayil Joseph, MSFS is a Missionary of St. Francis de Sales (MSFS-Fransalians) from the state of Kerala, India.  He is from a family of seven children: four boys and three girls. He is the fifth of the seventh.

He made his first religious vows on December 15, 1986 and was ordained a priest for the Congregation of the Missionaries of St. Francis de Sales on December 27, 1994.

He has worked in India as pastor, high school principal, and minor seminary rector. He came to the United States in the year 2003. He has served as an associate pastor at Our Lady of the Lake Parish, Hendersonville, TN; pastor of Sacred Heart Church and School, Loretto, TN; pastor of St. Joseph Church, St. Joseph, TN; and pastor of St. Joseph Church and School, Nashville, TN, in the diocese of Nashville, until 2017.  He also served as the Mission Director of St. Teresa of Calcutta Syro Malabar Catholic Mission Church in Nashville, TN, from 2008 to 2017.

He has served his religious congregation as one of the counselors to the Provincial Superior of the USA Vice Province and as the formation director of the Vice Province. He was elected as the Provincial Superior of the USA Vice Province of the Missionaries of St. Francis de Sales (MSFS) on July 3, 2016.

He has been assigned to St. Marguerite d’Youville Parish at Lawrenceville, GA, as the pastor, since July 1st, 2017.

Fr. Tomy is now a priest for twenty-four years. He has Masters in Education and Political Science from Indian universities and a Masters in Counseling Psychology from Nashville, TN. He is also currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Performance Psychology.

He is currently functioning as the Provincial Superior of the religious order and Pastor of St. Marguerite d’Youville Parish.

His birthday is May 1st.

Ordination anniversary: December 27th

Feast of his patron saint, St. Thomas the Apostle: July 3rd

Feast of the patron saint of the Congregation, St. Francis de Sales: January 24th

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