Rev. Thomas E. Murphy, OSFS

Rev. Thomas E. Murphy, OSFSBirthday: October 27, 1947
First Profession: August 20, 1967
Final Profession: September 30, 1970
Ordination: May 15, 1976
Email: oblpast@aol.com

What is your present ministry?
Pastor – Saint John Neumann.

How did you know you were called to your vocation?
I sensed a call in high school and that was confirmed in ministry.

Who had the greatest influence on you becoming an Oblate and why?
Fr. Thomas Gillespie, OSFS, who modeled a christian life with a Salesian spirit.

What do you feel has been the greatest blessing in your life?
To be able to share in some of the most important moments in people’s lives.

What do you find most inspiring about our Catholic social teaching?
The constant call to care for the poor.

What captures your heart or imagination about the life of Jesus?
Complete and total dedication to deal with compassion.

How do you feel the Holy Spirit moving in the Church today?
Yes, some days seem cloudy but I believe the Spirit is present.

What is your favorite Bible story or passage?
Road to Emmaus.

What is one skill you wish you had?
Patience.

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