Fr. Howard is a native of Southern Maryland and worked as a CPA in Washington, D.C. for eleven years before pursuing his vocation. He was ordained in 2002 for the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP) after attending Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary which was located, at that time, near Scranton, PA. While with the FSSP, he served in various positions in the Dioceses of Harrisburg, PA; Scranton, PA; and Paterson, NJ; as well as in the Archdiocese of New York.
He came to St. Catherine Laboure in the summer of 2011. This is his first assignment for the Diocese of Harrisburg.