Fr. Francis Noronha was born in Mangalore, Southern part of India. He is the third eldest of three brothers and four sisters. After completing high school in 1997, he decided to discern his vocation to become a priest in the Congregation of Holy Cross. After completing his pastoral year in 2008, he was asked to come to Canada to pursue a Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree at the University of Toronto at Regis College, Toronto. Fr. Francis was ordained a priest on December 8, 2011 along with his brother Ronald, who is a diocesan priest. He served as an associate pastor at different parishes; St. Kevin’s parish from September 2012 to November 2013; St. Ann and St. Joseph parish from November 2013 until June 2015. In June 2015, he was appointed administrator of St. Joseph parish and in 2017 became the pastor.
Fr. Francis is very happy to be part of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish community.