Father David Price named to USCCB post
By Veronica Ambuul
COLORADO SPRINGS. Father David Price, who has served as rector of St. Mary’s Cathedral for over a decade, has been appointed Associate Director of the Secretariat for Divine Worship of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington, D.C. In his new role — a three-year term beginning in January — he will be working with Father Dustin Dought, Executive Director of the Secretariat for Divine Worship. Father Jaimes Ponce, J.C.D., will serve as temporary administrator of St. Mary’s Cathedral effective Jan. 1.
Father Price is a native of south-central Virginia who converted to Catholicism in high school and felt called to the priesthood as a teenager. After graduating from Hampden-Sidney College, he spent several years as a seminarian for the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, but he ultimately chose to become a diocesan priest. Having met Bishop Michael Sheridan during a visit to Nebraska, he was invited to become a candidate for Holy Orders in the Diocese of Colorado Springs. He transferred to St. John Vianney Theological Seminary in Denver in 2006 and was ordained to the priesthood on May 29, 2010.
After ordination, Father Price served as parochial vicar at St. Paul Parish. In 2011, Bishop Sheridan created the diocesan Office of Worship and named Father Price its first director. From 2011-2015, Father Price studied at The Liturgical Institute in Mundelein, Illinois, during the summers, graduating in 2017. He is also a member of the Society for Catholic Liturgy.