Rev. Thomas E. Murphy, OSFS

Rev. Thomas E. Murphy, OSFS

First Profession:
August 20, 1967

Final Profession:
September 30, 1970

Ordination:
May 15, 1976

Ministries:
Faculty, Father Judge High School, Holy Name High School, Bishop Ireton High School; Parochial Vicar, St. Joachim, Our Lady of Light, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Paul the Apostle, St. John Neumann; Pastor, St. Cecilia, St. Paul the Apostle, St. John Neumann, St. Mary; Parochial Vicar, St. Anselm.

Present Ministry:
Parochial Vicar - Our Lady Star of the Sea - Cape May, NJ

Personality by Pixels

Where did you first encounter the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales?
Father Judge High School.

What experience of the Oblates led you to join the community?
Working with Father Tom Gillespie, OSFS.

In your experience, what makes the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales distinct?
Their ability to identify with the people they minister to.

In ten words or less, how would you sum up Salesian spirituality?
Gentleness and compassion.

Why should someone consider becoming an Oblate of St. Francis de Sales today?
To be part of the initiative to keep Salesian spirituality alive and well.

Who is your favorite historical figure? Why do you admire him/her?
Pope Francis - His gentle but firm resolve to initiate necessary change in the way the Church lives.

What are some of your interests/hobbies?
Hobbies include listening to music and reading. Interests include the current political atmosphere.