Priesthood ordinandi 2017

Priesthood and Diaconate Ordinations 2017

See highlights from last year's Priesthood and Diaconate Ordinations:

Bishop Michael Burbidge ordained Fr. Steven Oetjen, Fr. Stephen Vaccaro and Fr. Jordan Willard to the Priesthood on June 10, 2017 at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More. See photos here.

Watch the video of the ceremonyDownload the Mass program.

Diaconate Ordination

On June 3, 2017, Bishop Michael Burbidge ordained Rev. Mr. Michael J. Folmar, Jr., and Rev. Mr. Christopher F. Tipton to the transitional diaconate at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More. See photos here.

Watch the videoDownload the Mass program.

Holy Hour before Priestly Ordination

Every year there is a holy hour vigil the night before priesthood ordinations to spend time with the Lord and pray for our soon-to-be ordained priests of the Diocese. Here are some photos from this year's holy hour, which was presided over by Bishop Michael Burbidge and included a seminarian schola.

First Masses

First Masses offer a special opportunity for the faithful (see FAQ number four below), and all are invited to attend. See photos from the first Masses of our new priests celebrated on Sunday June 11, 2017:

The first Mass of Reverend Mr. Steven Oetjen at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Alexandria.

The first Mass of Reverend Mr. Stephen Vaccaro at St. Michael Catholic Church in Annandale.

The first Mass of Reverend Mr. Jordan Willard at the Chapel at the Heights School in Potomac, MD.