Father Ricardo Bailey was born in Atlanta and was baptized at Our Lady of Lourdes. He attended Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School and St. Thomas More Catholic School. He completed his high school at Shamrock High School in DeKalb County, then graduated from Xavier University in May of 1997 with honors and with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology. He then went on to St. Mary’s Seminary & University in Baltimore, MD to continue the Program of Priestly Formation, and completed his seminary studies in 2003 with a Bachelor Degree in Sacred Theology (S.T.B.) and a Masters of Divinity Degree (M.Div.). He was ordained in Atlanta in June, 2003. Father Bailey is in residence at Transfiguration Catholic Church.