Fr. Norman P. Thomas

Fr. Norman P. Thomas


Norman P. Thomas born December 18, 1930 in Highland Park, Michigan.

Thomas attended Willard Public School and Madonna Catholic Grade School, graduated from Detroit’s Sacred Heart Seminary High School and College and St. Johns Theological Seminary in Plymouth, Michigan. Fr. Thomas received his Masters Degree in Social Work at Wayne State University in 1965.

Norman P. Thomas was ordained a Catholic Priest in 1955. He has served as Associate Pastor in Wyandotte, Pontiac, and Hazel Park. In 1965, he became the Director of the Urban Parish Apostolate which coordinated efforts of Central City Parishes.

Norman P. Thomas’ main concern since 1968 is being Pastor of Sacred Heart Church in Detroit, where he lives and works. In 2007 he was appointed Pastor of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church as well.

Fr. Thomas was also the Chairperson of the Eastern Market Task Force, and is the Vice Chairperson of the Detroit Catholic Pastoral Alliance, and Chairperson of the Urban Parish Coalition, and a member of the Interfaith Committee for Workers Issues, Board Member of Wayne County Catholic Social Services, Board Member of Sacred Heart/St. Elizabeth and Chene Providence Community Development Corporations, Chairperson of the Sweat-free World Campaign, and 2005 Urban League Distinguished Warrior Award.