Father Thomas P. Curry, O.S.B., has been named pastor of Saint Vincent Basilica Parish, effective August 1, 2007. A native of Great Neck, New York. Born July 30, 1967, he is the son of and 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 attended St. Aloysius elementary school and is a 1985 graduate of St. Mary’s High School. He received a bachelor of science degree in quantitative analysis from St. 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 St. John’s University.
He made his simple profession of vows July 10, 1997 at Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica and solemn profession of vows on July 11, 2000. He 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. He has served as assistant director of vocations (1998-2000) and as an assistant in the summer retreat program. In 2000 he was named a residence hall moderator at Saint Vincent College and assistant pool manager. In 2003 he was named parochial vicar at Saint Vincent Basilica Parish.