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Reverend Shaji Thomas

Reverend Shaji Thomas


Father Shaji Thomas was born in India in 1968. Father Thomas has a bachelor’s degree in English Literature, Political Science, Sociology and Philosophy, and a master’s degree in Theology and Social Work. Father was ordained on January 4th, 1997. He spent the next 11 years in India and then moved to the United States and became a U.S. Citizen. Over the past 24 years Father Thomas has been blessed with diverse and rewarding ministries: – Vocations Promoter/Recruiter – Taught in two different Seminaries – Managed a center for reforming/nurturing street and orphan boys in New Delhi, India – Chaplain for a correction center in the Sacramento, California prison system – Pastor and Associate Pastor in various parishes in both India and the United States. This year, 2021 marks the 25th year since Father Thomas was ordained. Father Thomas took over as the “New Shepherd” / Administrator at both Sacred Heart and St. Peter Claver Catholic Churches in Huntington, WV on January 25, 2021.

Parish Staff

Lucy Geides

Lucy Geides

Jasmine Mendoza

Jasmine Mendoza

Secretary/Music Director

Church Organization Leaders

Wayne Budrus

Burke Fund

Pat Reger

President Finance Committee

CCD Teachers

Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD), is an old term for religious education for those in elementary and high school.  The term CCD has tried to be changed to simple “religious education”, however, it is so engrained that it is still called CCD.

While teaching about God and faith is essential, CCD strives to teach young people to love God and serve him and others.  This is no easy task.  We owe our CCD teachers our respect and appreciation.

Dotty Hatten

Jim Schray

Kateryna Schray