Rev. Paul G. Dechant, OSFS
August 3, 1985
August 18, 2002
May 12, 1990
Parochial Vicar, Our Lady of Good Counsel, St. Cecilia, St. Paul the Apostle, St. John Neumann; Pastor, Holy Cross
Pastor – Holy Cross Parish – Kernersville, NC
What was a favorite course you had in school, from grade school thru grad school?
Why is Salesian gentleness so important to you?
As a counter witness to brusqueness in the world.
If you were asked to select a motto by which to live - other than De Sales' Live Jesus, what would it be?
Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm.
What do you miss about living in a time when there was less technology? Why?
Ease of communication, especially with people at a distance.
Pope Francis continues to both inspire and challenge. What is most inspiring about him and what is most challenging?
His love for the poor (answer to both questions).
Of all the gifts friends and family have given you, what is a favorite?
Money to get a Labrador.
On a bad day, how do you make it a little better?
(Re)Focus on my blessings.
What is a favorite Scripture quote or passage?