Reverend Michael J. Folmar, Jr.

Fr. Folmar was ordained to the priesthood on June 9, 2018.

Read the Arlington Catholic Herald's article on Fr. Folmar.

What did you do prior to entering seminary?

I was a waiter at Red Hot and Blue BBQ in Fairfax, VA.

What influenced your decision to apply for seminary entrance?

My deep love for the Eucharist.

Why do you want to be a priest?

To offer Mass and save souls.

What are your favorite pastimes?

Baseball, basketball, and football.

What is your favorite quote?

“He [God] never tires of forgiving, but at times we get tired of asking for forgiveness.” –Pope Francis

Who is your favorite Saint and why?

St. Joseph because he was the one that God entrusted His only Son and the purest woman with. His help and protection never fails.

What advice would you give to a young man thinking about the seminary?

If you think there is a possibility that you may be called to the priesthood and discernment events are not enough, then you need to test out this possibility more fully by going to the seminary.