Basilica of St. Adalbert
Grand Rapids, MI
Michael & Cara Curry
Joseph, Christopher, Andrew
University of St. Thomas
St. John Vianney College Seminary
West Catholic High School
Thomas enjoys reading, studying topics of personal interest, journaling, sports especially football and baseball, and kayaking.
Thomas Curry Vocation Story
Why do you want to be a priest?
First and foremost, so that I may love Christ and serve Him and His Church. I wish to bring Him to the world through the Church and her sacraments. My attraction to the sacraments has grown immensely in the last year, and now I wish to be Christ’s servant in administering those sacraments, most especially Reconciliation and the Eucharist. My time in high school was when I began to make the faith my own and truly believe in it. Having found “the Way, the Truth, and the Life” (John 14:6), I want to help others, most especially young adults and those who have fallen away from the Church, grow and believe the faith. After the fallout from the clergy sex abuse scandal, I wish to help and serve the Church as an instrument of God’s healing love. Just as a husband is meant to protect and serve the family when strife occurs, so too do I wish to serve the Church and help her move forward.
What do you love the most about seminary?
The fraternity is tremendous. Every seminarian is truly your brother and truly cares for you. When we all arrived again on campus after being sent home in the spring due to the coronavirus, all the seminarians were truly happy and enthusiastic to be reunited. That bond of brotherhood and friendship is a bond that you will carry with yourself throughout your life.
What are you most grateful for?
A good home that exposed me to the faith, the example of good priests and lay men and women, as well as close and dear friends who have helped me to become a better person.