Native Great Neck Pastor Celebrating 25 Years In Vow

    Father Tom Curry. (Contributed photo)

    Father Thomas P. Curry, O.S.B., pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, St. Marys, and a native of Great Neck, New York, is celebrating 25 years of monastic vows as a Benedictine monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey, Latrobe, Pennsylvania. He is the son of Mary Lou Curry of Great Neck and the late Thomas P. Curry, Sr. His sisters are Mary Elizabeth Williams of Floral Park, New York, and Kathleen Mangels of Valhalla, New York.
    Father Thomas is a 1985 graduate of Saint Mary’s High School. He received a bachelor of science degree in quantitative analysis from Saint John’s University in 1989, and studied business at the University of West Florida. He earned the master of divinity degree from Saint Vincent Seminary in 2002. As a college student, he was named to “Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities” in 1989. He is a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon International Fraternity and served as secretary and president at the Theta Sigma Chapter at Saint John’s University.
    Father Thomas worked as an intern for the Navy Exchange headquarters in Staten Island, N.Y. after finishing college and was promoted to a buyer position at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida, in June of 1990.
    He made his simple profession of monastic vows July 10, 1997, at Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica, and solemn profession of vows on July 11, 2000. Father Thomas was ordained to the diaconate on July 13, 2002, and assigned to Saint Benedict Parish, Carrolltown, for his deacon internship. He was ordained to the priesthood on May 17, 2003 by Bishop Anthony G. Bosco of Greensburg at the Archabbey Basilica.
    He has served as assistant director of vocations, and as an assistant in the summer retreat program. He served as parochial vicar (2003-2007) and pastor (2007-2021) of Saint Vincent Basilica Parish. In 2021 he was named pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, St. Marys.
    —Submitted by Saint Vincent Archabbey and Seminary

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