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First Masses of Newly-Ordained Priests

Witness our newly-ordained priests celebrate Mass for the first time. In most dioceses, the day after a priest is ordained (or soon after), he celebrates the first Mass where he is the main celebrant. He may also celebrate one or more “Masses of Thanksgiving” in churches or chapels of particular significance to him (for example, the chapel of his college campus ministry).

These Masses are open to anyone to attend to give thanks for the new priest, to pray for his fidelity in his vocation, as well as to gain a plenary indulgence, if all the usual conditions are met. (Learn more about plenary indulgences here.)

These men be ordained priests on Saturday, June 9, and celebrate these Masses on Sunday, June 10. All are welcome, there is no need to RSVP.

Reverend Mr. Michael J. Folmar, Jr. - 12:00 noon, Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Annandale, VA

Reverend Mr. Nicholas J. Schierer - 10:45 am, St. Veronica Catholic Church, Chantilly, VA

Reverend Mr. Christopher F. Tipton - 9:00 am, Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Annandale, VA