National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion, Wis. recently welcomed Father Thomas Reagan, CPM, as Chaplain and Deacon Greg Rotherham to the Shrine community. Father Reagan and Deacon Rotherham join Father John Broussard, CPM, rector and Father George McInnis, CPM, chaplain, in serving the pilgrims who visit the Shrine.It's amazing that the Guadalupe Shrine in La Crosse still only has two priests in residence, considering the Good Help Shrine now has three.
“It’s a blessing to be able to be part of the work here at Champion Shrine,” Father Reagan said. “I look forward to sharing the many gifts I have received from God with the thousands of pilgrims who come to the Shrine each year for prayer, reflection and healing.”
Father Reagan grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and Cincinnati, graduated from Purdue University and worked for IBM as an engineer and project manager. He then received his Master’s in Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville.
Father Reagan joined the Fathers of Mercy in 2011, attended Holy Apostles Seminary and Mt. St. Mary’s Seminary before being ordained to the priesthood in 2016. He most recently served as parochial vicar at St. Helen Parish and Our Lady of the Caves Parish in Central Kentucky.
Deacon Rotherham is long-time Green Bay area resident who is president of The Elite Group, a De Pere-based marketing company. Rotherham has long been active at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and St. Agnes parishes and is currently a member of St. Francis Xavier Cathedral Parish. He was ordained as a deacon in May, 2018.