Biography of Bishop Mark E. Brennan

Born: February 6, 1947 in Boston, MA

Parents: Edward Charles Brennan and Regina Claire Lonsway (both deceased)

Education/Priestly Formation: St. Anthony’s HS, Washington, D.C.; Brown University, Providence, RI; Christ the King Seminary; Pontifical North American College, Rome.

Priesthood Ordination for the Archdiocese of Washington: May 15, 1976 by Archbishop William W. Baum

Pastoral Assignments: Our Lady of Mercy, Potomac, 1976-1981; St. Pius X, Bowie, 1981-85; Spanish Language and Cultural Studies in Dominican Republic and Colombia, 1985-86; St. Bartholomew, Bethesda, 1986-88; Director of Priestly Vocations for the Archdiocese of Washington, 1988-1998; St. Thomas Apostle, Washington, D.C., 1998-2003; St. Martin of Tours, Gaithersburg, 2003-2016; Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Baltimore, 2017-2019.

Episcopal Ordination: Jan. 19, 2017, Archdiocese of Baltimore

Transferred to Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, W.Va.: July 23, 2019

Installed as Bishop of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, W.Va.: Aug. 22, 2019