Meet Our Parish Staff

Clergy

Rev. James A Casciotti, S.J.

Pastor

I was born in Altoona, PA in 1948 of 2nd generation Italian-American parents. My dad was a firefighter and my mom worked in a local factory. After college, I entered the Jesuits and was ordained a priest in 1978. Since then I have been a pastor three times and held a number of governance and administrative posts within the Order – the best one being a three-year stint at the Jesuit headquarters in Rome…

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Rev. William J. Watters, S.J.

Assisting Priest

Paul Weber

Assisting Deacon, Retired

After 23 years in the US Air Force, I was ordained deacon in 1982 in Los Angeles, CA and worked as Assistant to the Urban Bishop in Los Angeles. I then moved to Baltimore and served as the Assistant to the Urban Bishop. I’ve was assigned to St. Ignatius in 2004 and worked as Business Manager as well as in Diaconal Ministry until retirement.

Andrew Lacovara

Deacon

Andrew was ordained for the Archdiocese of Baltimore and assigned to St. Ignatius in 2019. He is active on the Justice and Peace committee and with the Loaves and Fishes ministry. He has worked in prison and hospital ministry and currently works in chaplaincy at Mercy Medical Center. He and his wife, Avendui, have two (nominally) adult sons and enjoy being able to walk to St. Ignatius together.

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Administration

Tracie Allen

Pastoral Associate for Administration

John C. Odean

Director of Media & Communications

John brings a lot of gifts and experience to the St. Ignatius Community. He has been a professional actor, director, and producer both on stage and in film/television. He has extensive background in advertising and media, has a degree in media communications, and has been a senior pastor and church development leader/trainer for over 35 years. John and his wife (Kevin) have 7 grown children, 4 grandchildren (thus far), and live in the Hamilton area of Baltimore.

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