All are welcome to gather for a celebration commemorating the 40th anniversary of Fr. Thomas Murphy’s ordination to the priesthood.
The anniversary party will be held at the St. John’s Community Center, located on 43 Pleasant Street in Brunswick, on Sunday, June 16, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Fr. Murphy was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Edward C. O’Leary on June 16, 1979, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland.
Since July of 2016, Fr. Murphy has served as the pastor of All Saints Parish (St. Charles Borromeo Church, Brunswick; St. John the Baptist Church, Brunswick; St. Mary Church, Bath; Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, Boothbay Harbor; St. Ambrose Church, Richmond; St. Patrick Church, Newcastle; St. Katharine Drexel Church, Harpswell).
A native of Houlton, he grew up in Portland and graduated from Cheverus High School before earning a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Southern Maine. He received a master’s degree in sacred theology from St. Mary’s Seminary and University in Baltimore, Maryland. Since his ordination, he has served at parishes in Presque Isle, Mars Hill, St. Agatha, Houlton, Westbrook, Scarborough, Portland, Wells, and Kennebunk.
In addition to his parish work, Fr. Murphy has served at various times as chaplain at the University of Maine at Presque Isle, director of the Christian Life Center in Upper Frenchville, chaplain at Maine Medical Center, and as a member of the Diocese of Portland’s College of Consultors, Presbyteral Council, and Liturgical Commission. He has also served as the associate director of the diocesan office of vocations.
For more information about the anniversary party, contact All Saints Parish at (207) 725-2624.