Rev. James M. Turner, OSFS
August 18, 1973
November 24, 1979
June 13, 1981
Faculty, Salesianum School; Parochial Vicar, Holy Infant, St. John Neumann, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Our Lady of Good Counsel, St. Anthony of Padua, Holy Redeemer; Pastor, Our Lady of the Highways
Pastor – Our Lady of the Highways – Diocese of Charlotte
How did you know you were called to your vocation?
Oblate models I had in Salesian invitation.
Who had the greatest influence on you becoming an Oblate and why?
Bro. John Perise, OSFS – Oblate Community at Salesianum – friendship was alive!
What do you feel has been the greatest blessing in your life?
Watching people grow in faith; building community.
What do you find most inspiring about our Catholic social teaching?
Reach out to help the poor and marginalized.
What captures your heart or imagination about the life of Jesus?
Open and honest with everyone; what was time in the desert like?
How do you feel the Holy Spirit moving in the Church today?
Opening new ministries for the laity; married clergy.
What is your favorite Bible story or passage?
Jonah – didn’t think he could do what God wanted, but did it and it was successful.
What is one skill you wish you had?
A voice to sing.