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Presbyteral Council

The Presbyteral Council assists the Archbishop in the governance of the Archdiocese. The Presbyteral Council addresses matters concerning the Presbyterate and the People of God of the Archdiocese, proposed by the Archbishop and/or by the members of the Council. Visit the National Federation of Priests' Council Website

Meeting Dates 2012 - 2013

All Meetings are held at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen from 1:00 to 4:00 PM.

  • September 26, 2012
  • November 29, 2012
  • February 12, 2013
  • April 18, 2013
  • May 29, 2013

Presbyteral Council Membership List

Archbishop William E. Lori - Chair

Saint John Neumann Vicariate Representatives
Harbor West / Metro West Region - Rev. Msgr. Edward M. Miller
Harbor East / Metro East Region - Rev. Joseph Muth
East Baltimore County Region - Rev. Donald Grzymski, O.F.M.Conv.
North Baltimore County Region - Rev. Joseph Barr
West Baltimore County Region - Rev. John Williamson
Harford Region - Rev. Msgr. James Barker

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Vicariate Representatives
South Central Region - Msgr. Joseph Luca
Central Region - Rev. J. Kevin Farmer
Western Region - Rev. Edward Hendricks
Anne Arundel Region - Rev. James Proffitt

Retired Priests’ Representative
Msgr. James McGovern

Religious Priests' Representatives
Rev James Casciotti, SJ

Appointed Members
Rev. Matthew Buening
Rev. Msgr. Richard E. Cramblitt
Rev. Gerard Francik
Rev. Lawrence Frazier
Rev. Hector Mateus-Ariza
Rev. T. Austin Murphy
Rev. J. Collin Poston
Rev. William C. Rickle, S.J.
Rev. Msgr. Arthur Valenzano


Most Rev. Mitchell T. Rozanski, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Vicariate
Most Rev. Denis J. Madden, St. John Neumann Vicariate
Rev. Msgr. Richard W. Woy, Vicar General