The end for which God has instituted the priesthood has been to appoint on earth public persons to watch over the honor of his divine majesty, and to procure the salvation of souls.
– St. Alphonsus Liguori

Father Brian Horgan, Ph.D. is a dynamic, highly ethical, former high school faculty member, and commissioned US Air Force Member dedicated to serving as Pastor to the families and single men and women of our parish. His sermons are engaging as well as thoughtful of how we as Christians should live as men and women of character; striving for peace while maintaining a love for one another. His example of integrity and service to all of his parish is notable as is his friendliness and willingness to inspire and teach each of us.

Rev. D. Brian Horgan, Ph.D., Pastor

Social Worker – Advocate – Empowering

  • Pastor, St Lucy Catholic Church, Highland Beach, 2013-Present
  • Associate and Senior Pastor in the Diocese of Palm Beach, FL, 1998-2007
  • Master of Divinity, St Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary, Boynton Beach, FL, 1998
  • Master of Arts, St Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary, Boynton Beach, FL, 1997
  • Faculty, Cardinal Newman High School, 2011-2013
  • Social Worker Intern, South County Mental Health Center, Delray Beach, Fl, 2016
  • Doctorate of Philosophy, Psychology, North Central University, Prescott Valley, AZ, 2009
  • Master of Social Work, Barry University, Miami, Fl, 2016
  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice, Lynn University, Boca Raton, FL, 2007
  • Bachelor of Arts, Lynn University, Boca Raton, FL, 1994
  • Senior Catholic Chaplain, Hill AFB, UT, 2009-2011
  • Deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, 2008-2009
  • Senior Catholic Chaplain, Luke AFB, AZ, 2007-2009
  • Squadron Officer School, ((Correspondence), 2008)
  • PCE Crisis Trauma Wilford Hall Medical Center (WHMC), Lackland AFB, TX, 2008
  • Certified Informed Trauma Counselor, IATP, 2016
  • Chaplain Orientation Course, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL, 2007
  • Officer Training School, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL, 2007
  • Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Meritorious Unit Award
  • Iraqi Campaign Medal
  • Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border
  • Air Force Training Medal
  • Air Force Commendation Medal (2OLC)
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