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 9:

Reverend Mr. Nicholas Blank
10:30 a.m., Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Gainesville, Virginia

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

Reverend Mr. Sean Koehr
12:30 p.m., St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Warrenton, Virginia

Reverend Mr. Will Nyce
10:45 a.m., St. Veronica Catholic Church, Chantilly, Virginia

First Masses for the deacons are on Sunday June 2:

Mr. Peter McShurley
10:30am, St. John the Baptist, 120 West Main Street, Front Royal, Virginia

Mr. Joseph Moschetto
10:30 am, Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church, 46639 Algonkian Parkway, Potomac Falls, Virginia

Mr. Charles Pavlick
10:30 am, Saint John the Beloved Catholic Church, 6420 Linway Terrace, McLean, Virginia