OUR PRIESTS

Reverend Father Arokia Raj Mahimai Doss, MSSCC, is from India and was ordained a Catholic priest on December 28, 2003.    He is a member of the Missionaries of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary.  In November, 2019, Father Raj moved to the United States.  He is currently assigned administrator of Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church in Edgefield, and St. William Church in Ward.  He also has sacramental responsibilities at Edgefield Federal Correctional Institution in Edgefield, SC.  

Reverend Father Emeka Emmanuel Ekwelum, MSSCC is from Nigeria and moved to the United States in 2019.  He was the first child born to Mr. Emmanuel Emeka Ekwelum and Mrs. Nkiruka Eunice Ekwelum.   

He attended Father Cloonan Memorial Nursery and Primary School, Onitsha; the Learning Field International School, Housing Estate, Onitsha; Dennis Memorial Grammar School, Onitsha; Claretian Institute of Philosophy, Nekede, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria; and Seat of Wisdom Major Seminary, Ulakwo, Owerri, IMO State.

The date of his First Religious Profession was August 24, 2010; his Perpetual Profession date was September 15, 2014,  Diaconate Ordination, February 7, 2015; and Priestly Ordination, August 8, 2015.

His religious congregation is Missionaries of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary (Founded in Secondigliano, Napoli in Italy by St. Gaetano Errico).