We are pleased to welcome two new Gospel commentators this
month to our four-priest rotation: Father Matthew H.
Zuberbueler, pastor of St. Louis Church in Alexandria, and
Father Stanley J. Krempa, pastor of Sacred Heart of Jesus
Church in Winchester.
They join Father John P. Peterson, director of the Youth
Apostles Institute in McLean, and Father Robert J. Wagner,
secretary to Arlington Bishop Paul S. Loverde.
Zuberbueler's first column was posted online yesterday.
Father Krempa's first column will appear in the July 16 print
We also want to acknowledge the longtime contributions of
Father Paul D. Scalia and Father Jerry J. Pokorsky who are
taking a much-deserved break from the monthly deadline after
many years of service.
Father Zuberbueler was born March 14, 1970, in Del Rio,
Texas, to parents John and Betty. He attended Comstock High
School in Comstock, Texas, and graduated in 1992 from
Christendom College in Front Royal with a bachelor's degree
He attended Mount St. Mary's Seminary in Emmitsburg, Md., and
was ordained to the priesthood by Arlington Bishop John R.
Keating May 18, 1996. He served as chaplain and assistant
principal at Pope John Paul the Great High School in Dumfries
from 2008 to 2012, when he was appointed parochial
administrator and eventually pastor of St. Louis.
Father Krempa was born April 21, 1945, in Buffalo, N.Y. He
studied for the priesthood at St. John Vianney Seminary in
East Aurora, N.Y., and was ordained Dec. 18, 1970, by Buffalo
Bishop James A. McNulty. Father Krempa came to the Washington
area in the mid-1970s to attend George Washington Law School
and began helping out at Northern Virginia parishes. He was
incardinated into the Arlington Diocese in 1985. He was
pastor of St. Mary Parish in Alexandria for nine years before
being appointed pastor of Sacred Heart.