Campus Priest/Chaplain

Rev. Tiburtius Raja

Campus Priest/Chaplain


Fr. Raja is from the Diocese of Chengai in India, which is a new diocese created from the Diocese of Madras-Mylapore, where Saint Thomas the Apostle is buried. He was ordained in 1996, and he has served as the director of the Media Apostolate, first Youth Director and first Rector of the minor seminary in the Diocese of Chengai. In addition to his clerical work, he is the co-founder of Star Light Communications, Star Light Leadership Center, and Star Light Charities in India, which help young boys and girls in their education and development of their leadership skills through various productions, provisions, and programs.

In the Diocese of Harrisburg, Fr. Raja has served as a parochial vicar at St. Leo the Great in Lancaster and St. Theresa in New Cumberland. In 2019, he was assigned to Saint Patrick’s and Dickinson Catholic Campus Ministry (DCCM) in Carlisle as Parochial Vicar and Campus Minister.

A fun fact about Fr. Raja is that he is a musician who plays several instruments (including the piano, which he has played on for some DCCM members), and he has recorded some music.