#2 Fr. Andrew Fisher
40 years old
Born in Washington DC
Grew up in Northern Virginia
Pitched at Gonzaga High School
Pitched at Mount St. Mary’s College (Division I)
Attended Mt. St. Mary’s Seminary
Ordained May 16, 1998 for the Diocese of Arlington
Served in parish ministry at: St. William of York (Stafford, VA); Queen of Apostles (Alexandria, VA); Cathedral of St. Thomas More (Arlington, VA); St. Ambrose (Annandale, VA); 6 years as Director of Liturgy at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (Washington DC)
Fr. Fisher is a Washington National’s fan, but grew up an Orioles fan when there was no team in Washington.
His all-time favorite player is Brooks Robinson
Top 3 things about being a priest: Celebrating Mass each day, Hearing Confessions, and Helping people to come to a deeper knowledge that Jesus loves them.
Fr. Fisher went to college in order to play Division 1 baseball. Of all the colleges he spoke with, the Mount was the best opportunity. Without knowing it, the Mount also had a seminary attached to it. During his time in college he began to attend daily Mass and come to a deeper knowledge of the Catholic Faith. When he finished college, he went to the Mount for seminary.
He sees a clear connection between sports and faith, and has spoken on this topic at local Theology on Tap, written articles in Catholic newspapers, and worked in programs for CAC (Catholic Athletes for Christ)