Reverend Barry Dowd
Father Barry Dowd was born in New York City and attended elementary and secondary schools in New Jersey. He completed undergraduate and theological studies at Holy Apostles College in Connecticut and at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Maryland. Heading to the Northeast, Father Dowd was Ordained for the Diocese of Burlington, VT on June 4, 1982. His first priestly assignment was at St. Anthony Parish in Bethel, VT. He also served at St. Monica in Barre, VT., St. Cecilia in Fairfield, VT and St. Patrick also in Fairfield.
In 1995, Father Dowd transferred to the Diocese of Orlando and assumed his current duties as an associate at the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe. Celebrating his 25th jubilee of priesthood in 2007 Father Dowd said, “It’s been an exhilarating quarter of a century!”