Rev. William N. Dougherty, OSFS

Rev. William N. Dougherty, OSFS

First Profession:
September 7, 1955

Final Profession:
December 8, 1958

Ordination:
April 3, 1965

Ministries:
Faculty, Northeast Catholic High School, Bishop Ireton High School, Paul VI High School; Parochial Vicar, St. John Neumann

Present Ministry:
Retired – St. John Neumann – Diocese of Arlington

Personality by Pixels

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

Why is Salesian gentleness so important to you?
It helps to bring out our best characteristics and gives me an opportunity and a means to relate well with others..

If you were asked to select a motto by which to live - other than De Sales' Live Jesus, what would it be?
Grow where you are planted.

What do you miss about living in a time when there was less technology?  Why?
A sense of peace and serenity.

Pope Francis continues to both inspire and challenge.  What is most inspiring about him and what is most challenging?
His down to earth approach to ordinary human life and his constant challenge to live a more happy, spiritual life filled with understanding and an appreciation of God's mercy.  

Of all the gifts friends and family have given you, what is a favorite?
Friendship.

On a bad day, how do you make it a little better?
Stop, step back,and let the joy and serenity of God wash over me.

What is a favorite Scripture quote or passage?
Hebrews 13:8.