Rev. James M. Turner, OSFS

Rev. James M. Turner, OSFS

First Profession: 
August 18, 1973

Final Profession: 
November 24, 1979

June 13, 1981

Faculty, Salesianum School; Parochial Vicar, Holy Infant, St. John Neumann, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Our Lady of Good Counsel, St. Anthony of Padua, Holy Redeemer; Pastor, Our Lady of the Highways

Present Ministry:
Pastor – Our Lady of the Highways – Diocese of Charlotte

Personality by Pixels

What was a favorite course you had in school, from grade school thru grad school?
Love of Nature - Biology.

Why is Salesian gentleness so important to you?
Bridges people together.  A hand out of darkness.

If you were asked to select a motto by which to live - other than De Sales' Live Jesus, what would it be?
Open and joyful.

What do you miss about living in a time when there was less technology?  Why?
Talking with other people and getting to know them - face to face conversations!

Pope Francis continues to both inspire and challenge.  What is most inspiring about him and what is most challenging?
"Smell like the Sheep" is most challenging.  Open to encounter all types of people is inspiring.

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

On a bad day, how do you make it a little better?
Hobbies:  Puzzle building and family research.

What is a favorite Scripture quote or passage?
"Run the Good Race" from Paul.