Father Bill Garrott, O.P.


St. Dominic Priory
630 E Street SW
Washington, DC 20024-2598



William Garrott was born November 13, 1963, in Hagerstown, Maryland. He is the youngest of eight children and has 24 nieces and nephews. After obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and working several years in the field of technology transfer, he entered the Order of Preachers in August of 1988. After six years of spiritual and academic formation, he was ordained to the priesthood in May of 1994. Father Bill Garrott, O.P. spent four years serving as an associate pastor in Ohio where he gained experience with RCIA, adult education, Confirmation retreats, Bible studies, training and leading altar servers, lectors, and Pro-Life Marches.

Father Garrott then obtained a Masters in Theology from the University of Saint Thomas Aquinas (known as the Angelicum) in Rome. Father Garrott also served as the Director of Vocations for the Province of Saint Joseph.

Preaching Missions

Father Garrott uses his musical abilities on piano and guitar to preach parish missions, weekend retreats, days of recollection, and various youth events. He composes his own music and has release his own CD’s. He was 17 years old and deeply caught up in the world of rock music when he first experienced the joy of knowing, loving and serving Jesus Christ. Through word and song, Father Garrott desires to draw listeners more deeply into that unconditional love which the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit reveal to us through the Catholic Faith.


As a mendicant friar, Father Garrott’s ability to take the Word of God on the road depends on the generosity of the faithful. Please consider making a donation using the secure form below.

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