Fr. Joseph Howard has served as pastor since 2015 at The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Conewago Chapel, in Hanover, PA. Fr. Howard is a native of Southern Maryland and worked as a CPA in Washington, D.C. for eleven years before pursuing his vocation. He was ordained in 2002 for the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP) after attending Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary which was located, at that time, near Scranton, PA. While with the FSSP, he served in various positions in the Dioceses of Harrisburg, PA, Scranton, PA, and Patterson, NJ, as well as in the Archdiocese of New York. He has been a priest of the Diocese of Harrisburg since 2011.