Fr. David Hugh Werning — Pastor
Fr. David Hugh Werning was ordained to the priesthood by James Cardinal Hickey on May 23, 1998. He attended Theological College at the Catholic University of America for his seminary studies and received the STB, an ecclesiastical degree in Sacred Theology. Before entering the seminary, he also received the Master of Arts in Literature from the University of Maryland at College Park. Fr. Werning is the son of Jack and Marty Werning and the brother of seven siblings (and their spouses). He is also uncle and great-uncle to numerous nieces and nephews.
Fr. Leo D. Lefebure
Leo D. Lefebure is the Matteo Ricci, S.J., Professor of Theology at Georgetown University and a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago. He is the author of four books, including The Buddha and the Christ and Revelation, the Religions, and Violence, which received the Pax Christi U.S.A. 2001 Book Award and which was translated into Indonesian and published in Jakarta. His next book, which is co-authored with Peter Feldmeier, will be published in 2010: Following the Path of Wisdom: A Christian Commentary on the Dhammapada. He is a long-time participant in dialogues with Jews, Muslims, and Buddhists. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies, associate editor of Chicago Studies, and editor-at-large for The Christian Century. Before coming to Georgetown University, he taught at Fordham University in New York City and the University of St. Mary of the Lake in Mundelein, IL.
Monsignor Thomas Duffy
Monsignor Thomas M. Duffy was born in Attleboro, MA. He graduated from the Merchant Marine Academy in May, 1946 and became an ensign in the USNR where he sailed in South Africa and East Africa. Upon returning to the United States, he entered the seminary and studied at St. Charles College, in Catonsville, MD and old St. Mary's in Baltimore, where he received a Bachelor Degree in Philosophy, Magna cum Laude. He completed his bachelor and licentiate degrees in theology at the Gregorian University in Rome. He was ordained to the priesthood on December 19, 1953. He served as assistant pastor at St. Thomas, the Apostle Church and St. Stephen Martyr Church in Washington, and subsequential at St. Raphael's in Rockville, MD. In 1981, Archbishop Hickey named Monsignor Duffy pastor of Blessed Sacrament Parish for which his serviced until November 1, 2005. He went into residence at Our Lady of Victory Parish. Besides assisting at the parish, he also works with the Catholic Chaplain at Sibley Memorial Hospital.