Rev. Paul G. Dechant, OSFS

Rev. Paul G. Dechant, OSFS

First Profession: 
August 3, 1985

Final Profession: 
August 18, 2002

Ordination:
May 12, 1990

Ministries: 
Parochial Vicar, Our Lady of Good Counsel, St. Cecilia, St. Paul the Apostle, St. John Neumann; Pastor, Holy Cross

Present Ministry:
Pastor – Holy Cross Parish – Kernersville, NC

Personality by Pixels

What was a favorite course you had in school, from grade school thru grad school?
Christology.

Why is Salesian gentleness so important to you?
As a counter witness to brusqueness in the world.

If you were asked to select a motto by which to live - other than De Sales' Live Jesus, what would it be?
Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon  your arm.

What do you miss about living in a time when there was less technology?  Why?
Ease of communication, especially with people at a distance.

Pope Francis continues to both inspire and challenge.  What is most inspiring about him and what is most challenging?
His love for the poor (answer to both questions).

Of all the gifts friends and family have given you, what is a favorite?
Money to get a Labrador.

On a bad day, how do you make it a little better?
(Re)Focus on my blessings.

What is a favorite Scripture quote or passage?
Psalm 63.