Meet the Pastor
A native of Westernport, Maryland (Allegany County), Msgr. Richard W. Woy was ordained a priest on November 30, 1979. His assignments include both leadership positions in archdiocesan administration as well as parish ministry. Msgr. Woy was assigned as pastor of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish by Archbishop William Lori on July 1, 2022. Prior to Seton Parish, he served as pastor at St. John the Evangelist Church, Severna Park (2005-2008) and Rector of the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, Baltimore (2014-2021). Between these assignments, he was Vicar General of the Archdiocese and Moderator of the Curia.
Educated in Catholic Schools his entire life, Msgr. Woy prepared for ordination at St. Mary's Seminary College, Catonsville, Maryland and The Theological College at the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. He also earned a M.S. degree in counseling psychology from Loyola University, Baltimore.