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, St. Anselm Parish - Philadelphia, PA

Personality by Pixels

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

Why is Salesian gentleness so important to you?
Because the world we live in is so violent and harsh, the gentle spirit is an important part of countering this dilemma.

If you were asked to select a motto by which to live - other than De Sales' Live Jesus, what would it be?
Be who you are and be that well.

What do you miss about living in a time when there was less technology?  Why?
The opportunity to engage in verbal interaction and dialogue with others.

Pope Francis continues to both inspire and challenge.  What is most inspiring about him and what is most challenging?
The fact that he contextualizes everything within the Gospel and it's imperative to love.  Not always easy to live so completely immersed in that Gospel.

Of all the gifts friends and family have given you, what is a favorite?
An original Mickey McGrath that portrayed St. John Newman.

On a bad day, how do you make it a little better?
Try to find a glimmer of light to take away the darkness of a bad day.

What is a favorite Scripture quote or passage?
Do unto others as I have done unto you.