Meet Our Pastoral Team



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Fr Francis Salasiar C.S.C.
Pastor

Father Francis was born on 14-7-1981 in a village called N. Poolampatty, in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. He has two brothers and was born as a second child. He hails from a middle class, traditional Roman Catholic family. His family’s main occupation is farming. Fr. Francis did his primary education in a Catholic Parish School and for High School moved on to the Government School, after which he decided to join the seminary to become a priest. Fr. Francis joined the congregation of Holy Cross in the year 1999. He had his formation in different parts of India, during which he also completed his Bachelor of Arts in Bangalore and Bachelor of Philosophy in Pune, India. He then moved to Toronto, Canada, to do his Master of Divinity and Masters in Sacred Theology at the University of Toronto. He was ordained as a Deacon in Toronto in May 2011, and ordained as a priest on December 3, 2011 in India. After his Ordination he returned to Canada to complete his STM and began to work at St. Ignatius Loyola parish in Mississauga where he has completed three years.   Father Francis began his new journey at St. Raphael Parish on June 26, 2015.

E-Mail: fsalasiar@hamiltondiocese.com











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