Reverend Ted Hegnauer, Pastor

202-337-4835 ext. 102

Fr. Ted Hegnauer comes to Our Lady of Victory from St. Philip the Apostle Church in Camp Springs, where he spent the last seven years as the pastor. Prior to that, he served at St. Mary of the Mills Church in Laurel, St. Peter's Church in Waldorf, and St. John the Evangelist Church in Clinton. Fr. Hegnauer was born in Akron, Ohio, and grew up in Danville, Virginia. He attended the University of Virginia for undergraduate studies and the University of Maryland for graduate studies in geology. After spending many years in the DC area, he went to Immaculate Conception Seminary in South Orange, New Jersey, and was ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Washington in 2009.

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Fr. Leo

Fr. Leo D. Lefebure - In Residence

202-337-4835, ext 107

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.

Deacon Matthew

Deacon Matthew Houle


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Deacon Matthew Houle was ordained to the permanent Deaconate on May 19, 2007, by Bishop Robert Baker in the Diocese of Charleston. He moved to the Washington, DC area in 2011 along with his wife Lisa and their two children, Nicholas and Jacqueline. Deacon Houle holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Master of Business degree. He is the son of Dr. Paul and Mrs. Lois Houle and the brother of eight siblings and uncle to numerous nieces and nephews.

Br. Leo

Reverend Leo Camurati, O.P.

Weekend Assistant

Rev. Leo Camurati entered the Order of Preachers in 2011. He is a graduate of Cooper Union in New York, where he studied Mechanical Engineering. Prior to entering the Order, he worked to administer an Engineering Standards Committee. He was ordained in 2018.

Br. Joseph

Brother Joseph Hagan, O.P.

Weekend Assistant, RCIA

Br. Joseph Martin Hagan graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2009. He spent the following year trekking around Ireland, serving with NET Ministries. Then, he returned to Notre Dame's Echo program and completed an M.A. in theology, while serving in the Diocese of Wilmington, DE. Br. Joseph entered the Order of Preachers in 2012, and he was ordained a deacon in March 2018.