Fr. William Metzger OSFS
Degrees: lBA. Niagara University; MA DeSales School of Theology; MA Villanova University
Professional Background: I taught in high school for 31 years - (Salesianum 1972-1984) Bishop Ireton High School (1984-2000); Northeast Catholic High, Philadelphia (1963-65); Father Judge High School (1967-68) Philadelphia. I was principal of Bishop Ireton High School from 1989 to 2000 and oversaw the transition to co-ed. I served on the Diocesan School Board from 1996-1999. I was assigned to OLGC in 2000 and was appointed Pastor in 2004 until 2016.
How I put my Faith into Action: I was a teacher, a principal, a pastor and am now a parochial vicar at this parish. Throughout these positions I have tried to serve the People of God at whatever age and in any way I could, even with merely being present. I have been with people in their happy times and also while they were suffering.
Favorite Activity Outside of Work: Reading, traveling, and other things
Favorite Food: Steak and crab
Favorite Moment you had in your Vocation: Personally meeting Pope John Paul II after having a Mass with him and about 15 other Priests and with my sister and brother in law celebrating their 40th Wedding Anniversary
Fun Fact About You: I can see and feel the Lord working through me. He is a God of surprises.
Favorite Quote: "Be who you are and be it well."
Favorite Saint: St. Francis de Sales
7/12/18 Link to an Article in The Arlington Catholic Herald - Fr. Metzger reflects on ministry before retirement in Vienna