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
Where did you first encounter the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales?
At Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.
What experience of the Oblates led you to join the community?
The conviviality, esprit du corps, optimism, joy.
In your experience, what makes the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales distinct?
Trying to see and focus on what is good and holy.
In ten words of fewer, how would you sum up Salesian spirituality?
Be who you are and be it well.
Why should someone consider becoming an Oblate of St. Francis de Sales today?
To live and share the good news with joy.
Who is your favorite historical figure? Why do you admire him/her?
Jane de Chantal - she embraced difficulty and disappointment with humility and forgiveness, fortitude and optimism, and balance and joy.
What are some of your interests/hobbies?
Walking, reading, puzzles.