Fr. Bill was ordained in 1975 and is a graduate of St. Mary’s Seminary and University. He has also received a Ph.D. in Church History from The Catholic University of America and is very involved in ecumenical and interfaith work. Prior to joining the Shrine he served as Pastor of SS. Philip and James, as associate pastor in two other Baltimore parishes, and as Assist. Chancellor and Director of Public Relations for the Archdiocese of Baltimore.