Rev. Thomas J. Tucker, OSFS

Rev. Thomas J. Tucker, OSFS

First Profession:
February 2, 1958

Final Profession: 
February 2, 1961

Ordination:
October 1, 1966

Ministries:
Faculty, Father Judge High School, Salesianum School

Present Ministry:
Retired – De Sales Oblate Residence – Annecy Hall – Childs, MD 

Personality by Pixels

How did you know you were called to your vocation?
In 8th grade at St. Athanasius School.  I chose Northeast Catholic High School instead of public school.

Who had the greatest influence on you becoming an Oblate and why?
Fr. Tony Silvestri, OSFS, Fr. Ray McKone, OSFS, and Fr. John Cleary, OSFS.

What do you feel has been the greatest blessing in your life?
Oblate community life.

What do you find most inspiring about our Catholic social teaching?
Captures the heart of the Gospel.

What captures your heart or imagination about the life of Jesus?
His single-mindedness, his compassion, and his tenacity.

How do you feel the Holy Spirit moving in the Church today?
I feel it is moving from the people to the hierarchy, bottom to the top.

What is your favorite Bible story or passage?
John 6:68 – Lord to whom shall we go?  You have the words of eternal life.

What is one skill you wish you had?
To be a man of few words.