Mass Schedule for the 2021 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

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Fr. Tae Jin Kim

Saint Paul Chung
Sunday, January 31 at 10 a.m.
Fairfax, VA

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Fr. Michael J. Bazan

St. Clare of Assisi 
Saturday, July 10 at 5:30 p.m.
Clifton, VA


Fr. Stephen Holmes

Sacred Heart 
Saturday, July 17 at 5 p.m.
Manassas, VA

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Fr. Daniel N. Gee

St. John the Baptist 
Sunday, July 25 at 11 a.m.
Front Royal, VA


Fr. Christopher P. Christensen

St. Rita 
Monday, July 26 at 7 p.m.
Alexandria, VA

Pastor Biographies

The following are brief biographies of the new pastors:


Fr. Tae Jin Kim

The Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of Arlington, appointmented Reverend Tae Jin Kim from service outside the diocese to Pastor of Saint Paul Chung Parish in Fairfax effective October 27, 2020.

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Father Michael J. Bazan

Father Michael J. Bazan, pastor of Sacred Heart Church in Manassas since 2004, has been appointed pastor of St. Clare of Assisi Church in Clifton, effective June 24.After 17 years at Sacred Heart, “they finally got used to me,” joked Father Bazan, 69. “This is the longest I've ever lived in one house in my entire life.”

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Father Christopher P. Christensen

Father Christensen, 37, was born in Washington state and grew up as one of three children in a military family. They moved to Woodbridge in 1992 and Christensen attended St. Thomas Aquinas Regional School. In 2002, he graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Alexandria.

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Father Daniel N. Gee

Father Daniel N. Gee, pastor of St. Rita Church in Alexandria since 2010, will become pastor of St. John the Baptist Church in Front Royal, effective June 24. “It's hard to leave after 11 years, but sad as it is to leave here, it's wonderful to go to a place where you know some people,” said Father Gee, 53, who served for two years as chaplain at Christendom College in Front Royal before being appointed to St. Rita. He once described the parish as “a hidden gem” in Alexandria, filled with “happy people who love their faith."

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Father Stephen Holmes

Father Stephen Holmes, parochial vicar of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Winchester since 2018, will become pastor of Sacred Heart Church in Manassas, effective June 24. “The older you get, the harder it is for the priests to leave, but you're grateful for what you've been given,” said Father Holmes, 57. He has spoken of his great devotion to the Sacred Heart, and, after three years at one Sacred Heart, agreed it seemed serendipitous that his first assignment as pastor would be at the only other parish in the diocese bearing the Sacred Heart name.

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