Deacon James L. (Jim) Murphy

Order: 
Archdiocesan deacons
Jubilee year: 
25th ordination
Birthplace: 
St. Louis
Ordination: 
1991
Education: 

Holy Redeemer School, Webster Groves

St. Louis University High School

Master's and doctorate, St. Louis University

Service in the archdiocese: 

Assisted the pastor, St. Dominic Savio Parish, Affton, 1991-present

Served on the Deacon Council for six years, two as chairman

Service outside of the archdiocese: 

About me: 

Deacon Murphy and his wife, Rosie, have two children and six grandchildren. He led parish youth on Habitat for Humanity work camps for 21 years. He began the athletic program and Explorer Post 350 at Annunciation Parish. He spent 41 years at St. Louis University High School, teaching, coaching and counseling. He played the role of the Billiken at SLU basketball games, 1956-58.