Msgr. Filardi was born in October of 1965. He is the oldest of five children to Joan and Ed Filardi . He was raised in Columbia Maryland but lived in various states while moving occasionally due to his father’s job. He graduated from LaSalle University in Philadelphia in 1987 with a degree in Economics. He worked for the Bureau of Labor Statistics in DC before entering Mount Saint Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg , MD for the Archdiocese of Washington in 1990. He was ordained a priest in 1994 and has served at Saint Martin of Tours, Gaithersburg and Holy Redeemer in Kensington. In 2001, he worked as a priest secretary for Cardinal McCarrick and Assistant Vocations Director. In March 2005, he became a Monsignor and accompanied the Cardinal to the papal funeral and election in April 2005. He became Pastor of Saint Stephen Martyr parish in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood of Washington, in July 2005. In 2009, he was assigned Pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes in Bethesda, Maryland.
Msgr. James Beattie is a native of Philadelphia, where he attended La Salle College before transferring to Mount St. Mary’s College in Emmitsburg, MD. After graduation, he remained at the Mount for seminary, and was ordained for the Archdiocese of Washington in 1961. Msgr. Beattie served as Parochial Vicar at St. Ambrose in Cheverly, St. Michael in Ridge and St. Camillus in Silver Spring. He served as Administrator at St. Mary in Landover and as Pastor at St. Camillus, St. Catherine Laboure in Wheaton, and St. Bartholomew in Bethesda, from which he retired as pastor in 2011 before joining us at Our Lady of Lourdes. During his 50-plus years of priesthood, Msgr. Beattie also served as Director of the South East Catholic Center in Washington and as Director of Clergy Personnel for the Archdiocese. In addition to his valued cooperation at Lourdes, Msgr. Beattie also serves as a spiritual director at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary.