Welcome, St. Anne Catholic Church was founded as a mission of Queen of Angels of Port Angeles in 1939. Our first church was built in 1951 and our existing church in 1971. In 1992 we became a Parish south from the Strait of Juan de Fuca to the Jefferson County line, east to Lake Crescent and west to the Pacific. We are 100 families in Forks and 27 families at St. Thomas Mission in Clallam Bay. We also serve both Clallam Bay and Olympic Corrections Centers. We are now one of the parishes of Western Grays Harbor.
Fr. Zevier H. Arockiam, H.G.N.
My name is Father Zevier Hirudayaraj Arockiam (Fr. Zevi for short). I and my brother priests belong to a missionary society named the Heralds of Good News (HGN).
I was born in India on September 24, 1967, the seventh of eight children in my family. My mom, two brothers, and two sisters still live in India along with my 13 nieces and nephews (My father, one brother, and two sisters have already passed away). As for my path to the Priesthood, after a long period of searching, discernment, and working as a teacher and catechist at a private school, I joined the seminary in 1997. I became a permanent member of the Heralds of Good News on December 27, 2003 and was ordained a Deacon the next day. I was ordained a Priest on January 17, 2004. I spent my first year of Priesthood teaching in one of our schools before leaving India for the first time In January 2005 to be a missionary in Papua New Guinea until I was sent here to Washington in 2015. One lesson my journey through life has taught me is the virtue of perseverance and the importance of facing new adventures with a committed missionary spirit.
Fr. Francis Arulappan, H.G.N.
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 Parochial Vicar. 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. Vinner Raj Simeon Raj, H.G.N.
Fr. Vinner was born in 1984 in India. It was his desire and his grand parents’ prayers that led to his ordination to the priesthood in the year 2012. During his four years of priesthood he has been given various responsibilities, serving as a parochial vicar for two years in the Archdiocese of Bangalore, and then two years in the school ministry.
Fr. Vinner is interested in reading spiritual books, and is passionate in his devotion to our Blessed Mother Mary and reciting the Holy Rosary. He is especially dedicated to daily personal prayer, and would like to encourage the faithful to become closer to the Lord by praying as a family every day at home.
My grace is sufficient for you (2 Cor 12:9).