Fr. Bill Garrott

Fr. Bill Garrott, Sacramental Minister

202-337-4835 ext. 102
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Fr. Bill Garrott entered the Order of Preachers (the Dominican Order) in 1988 and was ordained a priest in 1994. He has a master’s degree in spiritual theology from the Angelicum in Rome which is run by the Dominican order. Over his 27 years of priesthood he has served as a parochial vicar, campus minister and director of vocations. He has preached nearly 200 parish missions throughout the United States and Canada using his musical abilities on piano and guitar and he has released two CDs. Prior to the pandemic he was busy year round preaching parish missions, retreats and days of recollection. His home base is St. Dominic Priory in Washington, DC. If you wish to view some of his preaching, click here.


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.