Rev. Msgr. Joseph L. Luca -- Pastor - firstname.lastname@example.org
Monsignor Joseph L. Luca is presently serving as Pastor of St. Louis Church -- one of the largest congregations in the Archdiocese of Baltimore with a registration of over 4200 families. He was appointed to that role by Cardinal William Keeler in February of 1996. Prior to this appointment, Msgr. Luca's pastoral experience included serving for three years as the Director of RENEW for the Archdiocese of Baltimore and for 12 years as pastor of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel parish in Middle River, MD. He is also fondly remembered as an Associate Pastor at St. Francis of Assisi parish in Baltimore and at St. Joseph Parish in Cockeysville, MD.
Monsignor Luca is a native of Baltimore and was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Baltimore in May 1970 by Cardinal Shehan. Prior to priestly ordination, Msgr. Luca studied at the University of Maryland, College Park and at Resurrection College in Kitchener, Ontario; he also studied at Mount St. Mary's Seminary, Emmitsburg, MD where he received a Master's Degree in Systematic Theology. Although his ministry has been primarily devoted to parish service, he has actively served on various boards and commissions of the Archdiocese of Baltimore including the Board of Catholic Charities, The Cathedral Foundation Board, the Priest Personnel Board, the Lay Retirement Board and the Priests Council. He was named a Prelate of Honor with the title of Monsignor by Pope John Paul II in December of 1995.
Fr. Marc Lanoue --Associate Pastor - email@example.com
Father Lanoue was ordained a priest three years ago and has served these past years as the Associate Pastor at Sacred Heart Parish in Glyndon, MD. Father is 46 years old and prior to his studies at St Mary's Seminary in Baltimore, he earned a Doctorate (PhD) in Biblical Studies from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Fred Mauser -- Deacon - firstname.lastname@example.org
Fred grew up in a large family in St. Jerome's parish in Hyattsville, MD. He graduated from Gonzaga High School and subsequently earned an AB degree in Mathematics from Mount St. Mary's College in Emmitsburg, MD and a MS degree in Numerical Science from The Johns Hopkins University. In 2006 Fred retired from a 40-year career in or supporting the Department of Defense. Fred is the exceptionally proud father of four and grandfather of six (and counting!).
Fred was ordained a permanent deacon for the Archdiocese of Baltimore in May 2003 and is delighted to be assigned to St. Louis, where he has been an active parishioner since 1975.
Mr. Scott Lancaster -- Deacon - email@example.com
Deacon Scott is originally from Towson, Maryland where he was the fifth of seven children and belonged to Immaculate Conception Parish. He attended Calvert Hall College High School where he also taught. He graduated from what is now Loyola University Maryland where he earned a BA in Business and a MBA with a concentration in Accounting. More importantly, it was at Loyola where he met his wife Denise. After teaching at Calvert Hall while in graduate school, Scott entered the accounting profession where he works today and, with his wife, settled in Howard County and are the proud parents of three children.
Scott’s family have been members of St. Louis parish since 1990. He was ordained a permanent deacon for the Archdiocese of Baltimore on May 14, 2011 and is thankful to be assigned to his home parish.
Mrs. Marianne Faulstich -- Pastoral Associate - :firstname.lastname@example.org
Marianne has been in the Baltimore area her whole life, beginning at Immaculate Conception parish in Towson. She had an early connection with St. Louis: Msgr. Myles McGowan, who became pastor here in Clarksville, was an associate pastor at Immaculate and baptized her. She went to Towson Catholic High School, graduated from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland with a degree in English, and retired in 2005 after 35 years in the federal government in the Department of Health and Human Services.
She and her late husband, AJ, moved to Highland in 1976. Since his death in 2003, her life has become an unexpected adventure, leading to graduate school and this wonderful opportunity to serve the Lord and his people at St. Louis. She graduated in May 2010 with a Masters Degree in Pastoral Studies from the Washington Theological Union (sounds non-denominational, but it is a “Roman Catholic graduate school for ministry and theology”) located in Washington DC. As Pastoral Associate, Marianne is responsible for the RCIA process, Catholic Social Justice ministries, pastoral visitors, Sister Parishes, and STAND. Her role is to collaborate with the clergy in the pastoral care of the St Louis family and she is humbled and delighted for this calling.
Mr. Paul Carroll -- Director of Music - email@example.com
As the Director of Music, Paul J. Carroll has the opportunity to work with a variety of singers, choirs, and instrumentalists to provide music for parish life at St. Louis. Paul holds Master and Bachelor of Music degrees in Organ from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University where he studied with Donald Sutherland. As a church musician, Paul has been active in the United States and Europe. At age 15, he took his first position at church in his native Lansdale, PA subsequently becoming the Organist and Music Coordinator for Youth Ministry at Corpus Christi Church in Lansdale, PA. From 2002-2007, Paul served as the Director of Music at St. Clement Church in Lansdowne, MD. As a soloist, accompanist, and orchestral musician Paul has performed in the United States, Italy, Russia, Germany, Austria, Spain and Israel.