We continue to grow deeper in our pastorate relationship with
Christ the King Parish in Glen Burnie!
All clergy listed on the Christ the King Staff Page are also assigned to St. Bernadette Parish, and both staffs are working together collaboratively to better serve the greater Severn-Glen Burnie community.
Fr. Austin Murphy became Pastor of St. Bernadette Parish on July 1, 2021, while remaining Pastor of Christ the King Parish in Glen Burnie.
Fr. Austin's homilies are posted in text format on his Jesus Goes to Disney World blog: https://www.jesusindisney.com/blog
Recordings of Fr. Austin's homilies are available on Podbean under "The Amateur Christian": https://ywh9km.podbean.com/
Fr. Austin also writes for the Catholic Review: https://catholicreview.org/author/austin-murphy/
Fr. Rob Katafiasz: firstname.lastname@example.org (far right photo)
Fr. Vin Arisukwu: email@example.com (third from the right in photo)
Fr. Diego Rivera: firstname.lastname@example.org (far left in photo)
Deacon Dan Miller is Director of Evangelization for the pastorate of St. Bernadette and Christ the King, and is responsible for holistic formation of the pastorate, with a special focus on Elementary Faith Formation and Adult Faith Formation.
Dan is a graduate of Loyola University of Maryland, where he earned his bachelor's degree in Theology, with a minor in Catholic studies. Along with his undergraduate studies, Dan recently earned Master degrees in Theology and Church Ministry from St. Mary's Seminary. Dan and his wife Maggie are parents of three beautiful daughters. On May 22nd, 2021, Dan Miller was ordained to the Permanent Diaconate for the Archdiocese of Baltimore. He was assigned by Archbishop Lori to serve as a deacon for the parishioners of Christ the King and St. Bernadette parishes.
Deacon Dan Miller - Director of Evangelization
Rena Black is the Director of Youth Ministry for the pastorate of St. Bernadette and Christ the King Parishes. She works with youth in grades 6 through 12 and their families, as well those who serve with them. Her responsibilities include implementation and supervision of middle and high school youth ministry & discipleship formation, teen Confirmation preparation, and working with teen peer ministers and adult youth ministry leaders to plan service, spiritual, and social experiences for youth.
She has a Bachelor of Arts in Theology and English from Mount St. Mary’s in Emmitsburg, where she also earned a minor in philosophy, and she received her Master of Arts in Theology from Villanova University in 2010. Rena married her husband, Adam, at St. Bernadette in 2015. They have two young sons, Theodore and Gabriel, both baptized at St. Bernadette Parish.
Rena Black - Director of
Geoff Rohrbach is the Director of Music Ministry. Geoff is part of the liturgical team. He is responsible for all aspects of the music ministry including music selection, training music volunteers, directing the parish choirs, and staffing of all liturgies.
When Geoff is not serving in our music ministry, he is spending time with his wife, Kemoy, and two children, Asher and Robyn.
Geoff Rohrbach - Director of Music Ministry
Susan Lilly provides administrative support to the St. Bernadette parish staff and committees. She and her family (including her husband and two young adult children) have ties St. Bernadette Parish that go back many years.
Susan Lilly - Secretary
Airryn Sorto is the Sacramental Coordinator for the pastorate of Christ the King and St. Bernadette Parish. She is the point of contact for Sacraments including Marriage, Baptism, First Reconciliation, First Eucharist (Communion), and Confirmation.
Maria Bartolac is the Bilingual Administrative Assistant for Evangelization for the pastorate. She supports the Director of Evangelization, Director of Youth Ministry, and Sacramental Coordinator in the work of evangelization and formation.