Bishop to ordain new priests for the Diocese June 3

Arlington, Va. - The Diocese of Arlington is blessed to welcome nine newly ordained priests.

“Thanks to God's amazing grace and the fruitful prayers of the faithful here in the Diocese of Arlington, there will be nine newly ordained men serving as priests, a record number in recent years,” said Bishop Michael F. Burbidge.  

“My earnest prayer is that as priests, these men will be humble servants of God. Our world desperately needs priests to bring Jesus Christ to all. With God's grace, I believe these men will carry Christ with them as they proclaim his word in sacrament and deed.”

More information about these nine men can be found here

Due to renovations taking place at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More, the celebration of ordination will take place at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Gainesville, Va.

Mass of Ordination to the Priesthood for the Diocese of Arlington

Saturday, June 3 at 11 a.m.

Holy Trinity Catholic Church
8213 Linton Hall Road
Gainesville, Va. 20155

Media interested in covering the ordinations or speaking to Bishop Burbidge should contact Mary Shaffrey, director of media relations, at 703-841-2517 or