Meet Our Pastor
Rev. Joseph F. Barr
Archbishop O’Brien appointed Father Joseph Barr to be the Pastor of the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Towson Maryland effective July 1, 2010. The church serves a Catholic community of 3,200 families, a kindergarten through
Fr. Barr graduated from St. Mary’s Seminary College with a double major in philosophy and psychology. In 1974 he was admitted to the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome where he received a degree in Sacred Theology followed by a year of
He was an Associate Pastor at St. Matthew, Immaculate Conception, and the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen churches. Fr. Barr was
He served for six years each on the Board of Archbishop Spalding High School in Severn and as president of the Board of Pastors for the School of the Incarnation in Gambrills, Maryland. He served as the elected convener for the priests of Anne Arundel County and was their representative to the Archdiocesan Presbyteral Council. He currently serves as the elected convener for churches in north Baltimore County region.
Fr. Barr is a Knight of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem.