Vaccaro First Mass

Attend the First Masses of our newly ordained Priests and Deacons

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.)

Newly-ordained deacons also can have a "First Mass serving as a Deacon" where they serve the Mass as a deacon for the first time, and preach their first homily.

This year the first Masses for our priests and deacons are as follows. All are welcome to attend!

First Masses of the priests are on Sunday June 10:

Reverend Mr. Michael John Folmar, Jr.
12:00 noon, Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 5121 Woodland Way, Annandale, VA 22003

Reverend Mr. Nicholas James Schierer
10:45 a.m., St. Veronica Catholic Church, 3460 Centreville Road, Chantilly, VA 20151

Reverend Mr. Christopher Franklin Tipton
9:00 a.m., Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 5121 Woodland Way, Annandale, VA 22003

First Masses as deacons are on Sunday June 3:

Rev. Mr. Nicholas Blank
8:30 a.m., Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Gainesville, VA

Rev. Mr. Edouard Guilloux
10:30 a.m., St. William of York Catholic Church, Stafford, VA

Rev. Mr. Sean Koehr
9:00 a.m., St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Warrenton, VA

Rev. Mr. Will Nyce
10:45 a.m., St. Veronica Catholic Church, Chantilly, VA

Rev. Mr. James Waalkes
10:30 a.m., St. Raymond of Peñafort Catholic Church, Springfield, VA