Ordinations 2024

On Saturday, June 1, Bishop Burbidge ordained James Joseph and Sean Nypaver to the Priesthood of Jesus Christ. 

Watch Bishop Burbidge's Homily  
CDA Live Stream Mass

Watch the Livestream 

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Meet our New Priests


Rev. James Ryan Joseph

St. Agnes Parish


Rev. Sean-Michael Vincent Nypaver

St. John the Baptist Parish

On Saturday April 6, Bishop Michael F. Burbidge ordained 12 seminarians to the transitional diaconate at  St. Theresa Catholic Church. Read more about these men and see coverage of the event.


CDA Live Stream Mass

Read the Arlington Catholic Herald coverage of the diaconate ordination.
Listen to Bishop Burbidge's homily from the Mass.
Read the Herald spread about these men.

Meet our new Deacons


Rev. Mr. Timothy Daniel Banach

St. Charles Borromeo Parish


Rev. Mr. Jordan Alex Evans

St. John the Evangelist Parish


Rev. Mr. John Fimmuchime

St. Louis Parish/Diocese of Kumbo


Rev. Mr. Raymond Edward Goins

St. Joseph Parish, Herndon


Rev. Mr. Andrew Thomas Lewandowski

St. Francis de Sales, Purcellville


Rev. Mr. Richard Matthew Malebranche

St. Katharine Drexel Mission


Rev. Mr. John Mark Meyerhofer

Our Lady of Hope Parish


Rev. Mr. Christian Nyuykonge Njodzela

St. Andrew the Apostle Parish


Rev. Mr. Michael Charles Sampson

St. Charles Borromeo Parish

More information about ordinations

Ordination laying of hands new vestments

What happens at an ordination?

The Rites of Ordination to the priesthood and diaconate are rich and meaningful. Read about the different elements.

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First Mass Zinjin

Schedule of all First Masses

Come to the "first Mass" (or watch it live-streamed) of one of our newly-ordained priests.

See schedule
Ordinations 2019 priests FC

Ordination Archives

See coverage
Seminarians MSM March 2022

Stages of Priestly Formation

Formation, as the Church understands it, is not equivalent to a secular sense of schooling or, even less, job training. Formation is first and foremost cooperation with the grace of God.

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