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Father Howarth was raised in the Kensington section of Philadelphia and belonged to St. Hugh of Cluny Parish where he attended school. He is a 1967 graduate of Northeast Catholic High. He furthered his education at St. Joseph’s College graduating 1971 with a B.A. in history and a minor in philosophy. Father Howarth enter the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales in 1973 and was professed in 1974. He taught American History at the Salesianum School in Wilmington, Delaware from 1974 to 1976. He completed his priestly studies at the De Sales Hall School of Theology and was ordained on 14 June 1980 at Our lady of Ransom Church, Philadelphia.
Upon ordination, Father Howarth was assigned to Northeast Catholic Highschool faculty. In taught theology to the seniors. He was also the moderator of the football team, wrestling team and crew. He was the weekend assistant for ten years at Our Lady of Good Council parish in Moorestown, NJ.
In 1991, he left Northeast Catholic for his first assignment as a diocesan priest at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Andorra. He other assignment since that time have included St. Ephrem Parish, Corpus Christi Parish, St. Timothy Parish and St. Katherine of Siena Parish. In 2007, he was assigned as pastor to the Resurrection of Lord Parish in Rhawnhurst section of Philadelphia and remained there for ten years. He was assigned at Pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish in June of 2017.
Father Howarth enjoys gardening, classical music, cooking, walking, traveling, cross word puzzles, and historical books.