Fr. Andrew Gonzalo, Pastor
202-337-4835 ext. 102
Father Andrew (Andy) Gonzalo is a former member of the Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Missionhurst CICM) for 28 years, and is now incardinated in the Archdiocese of Washington since June 2015. A native of the Philippines, Father Andy was ordained priest for the CICM on October 21, 1994 and had been a missionary in the Democratic Republic of Congo for 17 years before he was sent to the US for further studies. Father Andy holds a degree in Canon Law from The Catholic University of America, School of Canon Law.
Fr. Leo D. Lefebure - In Residence
202-337-4835, ext 107
Leo D. Lefebure is a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago and is the inaugural holder of the Matteo Ricci, S.J., Chair of Theology at Georgetown University. He is the author of seven books, including Transforming Interreligious Relations: Catholic Responses to Religious Pluralism in the United States, which received the Catholic Media Association 2021 first prize award in the category of Ecumenism and Interreligious Relations; he is also the author of True and Holy: Christian Scripture and Other Religions, which received the Catholic Press Association 2015 first prize award in the category of Academic Books on Scripture. He is the co-author of The Path of Wisdom: A Christian Commentary on the Dhammapada. He is President of the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies, Research Fellow of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Trustee Emeritus of the Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions.
Deacon Matthew Houle
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.