Meet Fr. Tommy

Father Tommy Conway was born and raised in Galway, Ireland.  Fr. Tommy is the seventh child of Michael and Nora Conway.  Their family consisted of 13 children, ten boys and three girls.  He has 31 nieces and nephews and 23 “greats!” He graduated from Carlow College in 1986 and was ordained into the priesthood July 27, 1986.  He served as an associate pastor at Sacred Heart in Hattiesburg and St. John the Evangelist in Gulfport.  As pastor, he has served at Holy Trinity in Columbia, St. Paul’s in Tylertown, St. Thomas Aquinas in Hattiesburg and is currently the founding pastor of St. Fabian Catholic Church in Lamar County.   
When Father Tommy came to Hattiesburg in 1986, he instantly became a fan of all University of Southern Mississippi sports.  He served as chaplain for the football team during Jeff Bower’s tenure for five football seasons, 2003 until 2007.  You can spot him at any and all Southern Miss functions and sports, and he is regularly seen with the Hall of Famer #4!!
Father Tommy loves sharing his love of Ireland by taking tours to Ireland each summer, if possible.  He enjoys jet skiing, working outside and entertaining his fellow priests!

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