Rev. Thomas P. Norris, OSFS

Rev. Thomas P. Norris, OSFS

First Profession:
August 21, 1965

Final Profession: 
September 28, 1968

June 16, 1973

Faculty, Father Judge High School, Holy Name High School, Bishop Ireton High School; Campus Minister, Greensboro College, Guilford College and University of North Carolina; Parochial Vicar, Immaculate Heart of Mary, St. Mary; Pastor, St. Mary

Present Ministry:
Parochial Vicar – Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish – Diocese of Charlotte

Personality by Pixels

What is your favorite church hymn?                                              
We Come To Your Feast by Michael Joneas and various praise songs by Michael W. Smith.

What book or film remains meaningful to you?  Why?                                                                                                                        
Silence by Martin Scorsese. It illustrated the power of faith even in persecution.

How do you pray best?                                                                                                                                   
I enjoy quiet silence outside in a natural setting.

How do you think Salesian humility can make a difference in the world?    
The world is filled with hubris and pride turning people against people.  Only with humility can there be mutual respect.

As Pope Francis calls all to live the Gospel with joy, what gives you joy as an Oblate?                           
The optimism of St. Francis de Sales makes me realize the gift of God's mercy can accomplish in us what we cannot do on our own.

If a young man were to be inspired by our vocation, what would you hope would inspire him?                                            
Through gentleness and humility Christ can transform us into his instruments; in my weakness I discover his strength.