Rev. Thomas E. Murphy, OSFS
August 20, 1967
September 30, 1970
May 15, 1976
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
Pastor – St. Mary Parish – Diocese of Lansing, MI
How did you know you were called to your vocation?
I sensed a call in high school and that was confirmed in ministry.
Who had the greatest influence on you becoming an Oblate and why?
Fr. Thomas Gillespie, OSFS, who modeled a christian life with a Salesian spirit.
What do you feel has been the greatest blessing in your life?
To be able to share in some of the most important moments in people’s lives.
What do you find most inspiring about our Catholic social teaching?
The constant call to care for the poor.
What captures your heart or imagination about the life of Jesus?
Complete and total dedication to deal with compassion.
How do you feel the Holy Spirit moving in the Church today?
Yes, some days seem cloudy but I believe the Spirit is present.
What is your favorite Bible story or passage?
Road to Emmaus.
What is one skill you wish you had?