For Immediate Release
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Effective July 1, 2020, Fr. John Worgul will serve as pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Sykesville. Fr. Worgul is a priest of the Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, a structure equivalent to a diocese for Catholics nurtured in the Anglican tradition, presently shepherded by Bishop Steven J. Lopes. Fr. Worgul is well known to parishioners of St. Joseph, having served as Pastoral Associate for Evangelization and Adult Formation and as a priest at St. Joseph’s since
2014. Having ministered alongside Fr. Neville O’Donohue for six years, he is very familiar with the Marianist tradition and will do his best to nourish the Marianist legacy and charism in the St. Joseph community. In addition to being pastor of St. Joseph, Fr. Worgul will continue to shepherd St. Timothy’s Catholic Church, an Ordinariate parish presently worshipping in Catonsville, MD. Fr. Worgul and his wife Kathy live in Finksburg, MD and have two adult children.
In addition to Fr. Worgul, the Ordinariate intends to assign a soon-to-be- ordained celibate priest as Associate Pastor who will live at the St. Joseph rectory. The Archdiocese of Baltimore is grateful to Bishop Lopes and the Ordinariate for their commitment to serve the St. Joseph Community.
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The Archdiocese of Baltimore, established as a diocese in 1789, is the Premier See of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States. The archdiocese serves more than a half-million Catholics and encompasses most of the state of Maryland, serving the greater community in various ways.
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