Fr. Tukura Pius Michael O.P.
Fr. Tukura Pius Michael, O.P. is a Dominican priest. The O.P. behind his name stands for the Order of Preachers. “The mission of the Order of Preachers, also called the Dominican Order is to share with others the truth about the God whom we contemplate in our hearts. Together with all peoples of good will and in dialogue with them, we seek God wherever truth may be found. We encounter this truth through the good creation God has made, through his presence in human history, and above all by his becoming human in Jesus Christ.”
Fr. Pius was born on February 12, 1968 in Anchuna, Nigeria. He is one of nine children. His mother and siblings still reside in Nigeria. In 1994, Fr. Pius joined the Dominicans and was ordained on July 13, 2002. In March of 2010, he arrived in the United States. Prior to his assignment at St. Pius X Church, Fr. Pius worked as a medical chaplain at the National Children’s Hospital, Washington Hospital Center and Rehabilitation Center in Washington, D.C., St. Louis Bertrand Church in Louisville, Kentucky and most recently Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, PA.
During his transition from a medical chaplain to pastor, Fr. Pius was assigned as Parochial Vicar for Sacred Heart Church in Lewistown, PA.
Fr. Pius enjoys reading and especially enjoys his time traveling the world.