The pastoral staff can be contacted at the regional parish offices located in Aberdeen:
306 E. Third Street
Aberdeen, WA 98520
Fr. Francis Arulappan
I belong to the Missionary Society of Heralds of Good News, India. I entered the minor seminary of the Order in 1993 and was ordained a priest in 2001. I have a Master’s Degree in Christian Studies and Bachelor of Education from Madras University. I served the Order as an administrator and visiting professor of theology and philosophy in the major seminaries and rector of minor seminary. I also served as General Secretary, Treasurer General and Superior General of the Order for six years. I worked in Divine Mercy School for 15 months as Correspondent.
Now I am here in Western Grays Harbor as Priest Administrator. I love being a priest. My priestly motto is "Set apart for the Gospel." I like reading, meditation, personal prayer and preaching. I am also interested in teaching, youth ministry, and retreats. I'm interested in assisting those wanting to return back to the Catholic faith. I love praying the Divine Mercy chaplet and reciting the holy rosary daily.
Fr. Steve Roman
Senior Priest in Residence
Fr. Steve lives and ministers at St. Jerome Parish in Ocean Shores, but just about every weekday he travels the 40-mile roundtrip to Aberdeen. Depending on the day, he may visit the sick, say Mass at an assisted living residence, spend time with students at St. Mary School, chat with volunteers at a free lunch program or stop by the regional office to do paperwork. His weekend schedule can include Masses in Amanda Park, Ocean Shores, Westport and Hoquiam.
Like other senior priests in the archdiocese, Fr. Steve is committed to helping out where he can, continuing his life of ministry to make sure Catholics throughout Western Washington can attend Mass and receive the sacraments as the number of priests declines. "I did retire, but I'm working harder now than if I had not retired," Fr. Steve said. "If you’re a priest, you just die in the saddle. That's my attitude," he said. "I'm happy and working hard."
|Theresa Wright||Pastoral Assistant for Administration|
|Stephanie Weakley||Administrative Assistant|
|Leticia Meza||Receptionist & Bulletin Editor|
|Isabel Cisneros||Hispanic Ministry, Faith Formation|
|Bonnie Gilovich||R.C.I.A. Director|
|Jeannine Bramstedt||Homebound Ministry|
|Judy Folden||Liturgy Coordinator|
|Karin Ciani||Prison Ministry|