Mass Schedule for the 2020 Installation of Pastors

Masses are held in diocesan parishes that have been assigned a new pastor. All the Masses for the installation of pastors are celebrated by the Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of Arlington.

Parishes and New Pastor Assignments


Fr. Wagner

Saint Andrew the Apostle
Sunday, July 12 at 12:30 p.m.
Clifton, VA


Fr. Killian

Our Lady of Hope
Tuesday, July 14 at 7 p.m.
Potomac Falls, VA


Fr. Edlefsen

Our Lady of Lourdes
Wednesday, July 15 at 7 p.m.
Arlington, VA


Fr. Montero

Our Lady of Angels
Saturday, July 18 at 5 p.m.
Woodbridge, VA


Fr. Hudgins

Saint Theresa
Sunday, July 19 at 10:30 a.m.
Ashburn, VA


Fr. Saunders

Saint Agnes
Wednesday, July 22 at 7 p.m.
Arlington, VA

2020 Baez

Fr. Baez

Holy Family
Saturday, July 25 at 5 p.m.
Dale City, VA


Fr. Diaz

Queen of Apostles
Monday, July 27 at 7 p.m.
Alexandria, VA


Fr. Guest

Saint Luke
Wednesday, July 29 at 7 p.m.
McLean, VA


Fr. O'Keefe

Saint Jude
Sunday, August 2 at 11:30 a.m.
Fredericksburg, VA

Pastor Biographies

The following are brief biographies of the ten new pastors (courtesy of the Arlington Catholic Herald):


Father Ramon A. Baez

Father Ramon A. Baez will become pastor of Holy Family Church in Dale City. Most recently, he was parochial vicar at Good Shepherd Church in Alexandria, where he was appointed in 2016 He was born Sept. 15, 1968, in Santurce, Puerto Rico, to parents Ramon Baez and Vanny Marrero...

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Father Alexander Diaz

Father Alexander Diaz will become pastor of Queen of Apostles Church in Alexandria. He has served as parochial vicar at Our Lady of Angels Church in Woodbridge since 2017. He was born Oct. 18, 1976, in Victoria, Cabanas, El Salvador to parents Maria Trinidad Diaz and Jacinto Amaya... 

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Father Frederick H. Edlefsen

Father Frederick H. Edlefsen will become pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Arlington. He has served as pastor of St. Agnes Church in Arlington since 2016.  He was born July 27, 1965, in Denville, N.J., to Martin and Ida Edlefsen. He attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and earned a bachelor's degree in 1987 in economics/international trade and finance...

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Father Richard M. Guest

Father Richard M. Guest will become pastor of St. Luke Church in McLean. He comes from St. Theresa Church in Ashburn, where he was named parish administrator in 2002 and pastor in 2004. He was born in Oak Lawn, Ill., Dec. 8, 1963, and was educated in Chicago. He earned a bachelor's degree from Loyola University of Chicago in 1986...

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Father James C. Hudgins

Father James C. Hudgins will become pastor of St. Theresa Church in Ashburn. He comes from St. Jude Church in Fredericksburg, where he served as parish administrator from 2011 until 2013 when he became pastor. 
He was born May 11, 1970, to parents Peggy and David... 

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Father Anthony J. Killian

Father Anthony J. Killian, parochial vicar at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Falls Church, will become pastor of Our Lady of Hope Church in Potomac Falls. He was born to Anthony and Barbara Killian and grew up in Philadelphia...

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Father Álvaro Montero

Disciples of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary Father Álvaro Montero comes from ministry outside the Arlington Diocese to become pastor of Our Lady of Angels Parish in Woodbridge. He was born Aug. 23, 1972, in Madrid. He earned a degree in law and a degree in business administration from the Pontifical University of Comillas in Madrid in 1995 and 1996, respectively... 

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Father J. Kevin O'Keefe

Father J. Kevin O'Keefe, pastor of Our Lady of Angels Church in Woodbridge, will become pastor of St. Jude Church in Fredericksburg. He was born Aug. 11, 1962, in East Orange, N.J., one of three children. He graduated from Butler High School in Butler, N.J., and from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y., in 1984 with a bachelor's in marine engineering...

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Father William P. Saunders

Father William P. Saunders, pastor of Our Lady of Hope Church in Potomac Falls, will become pastor of St. Agnes Church in Arlington while continuing as diocesan Episcopal Vicar for Faith Formation.  He was born March 9, 1957, to Dr. Joseph and Pauline Saunders in Washington. He attended St. Bernadette School, West Springfield Elementary School, Washington Irving Intermediate and West Springfield High School, all in Springfield. He graduated from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg in 1979... 

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Father Robert J. Wagner

Father Robert J. Wagner, administrator of St. Andrew the Apostle Church in Clifton, will become pastor of the parish.
He was born to Bob and Mary Ann Wagner Feb. 19, 1970, and grew up in Reisterstown, Md. He graduated from Mount St. Joseph High School in Baltimore in 1988, and then earned a bachelor's and master's in mechanical engineering from the University of Maryland in College Park in 1992 and 1994, respectively...

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