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Bishop Burbidge announces clergy appointments May 13

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Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of Arlington, has announced the following clergy appointments effective on Thursday, June 24, 2021, except where noted differently.

Pastors

Reverend Michael J. Bazan from Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Manassas to Pastor of Saint Clare of Assisi Parish in Clifton.

Reverend Christopher P. Christensen from Parochial Vicar at Saint Leo the Great Parish in Fairfax to Pastor of Saint Rita Parish in Alexandria.

Reverend Daniel N. Gee from Pastor of Saint Rita Parish in Alexandria to Pastor of Saint John the Baptist Parish in Front Royal.

Reverend Stephen Holmes from Parochial Vicar at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Winchester to Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Manassas.

Parochial Vicars

Reverend Nicholas F. Blank from Parochial Vicar at the Basilica of Saint Mary in Alexandria to Parochial Vicar at Saint John the Evangelist Parish in Warrenton.

Reverend Edward J. Bresnahan from Parochial Vicar at Saint Andrew the Apostle Parish in Clifton to Parochial Vicar at Nativity Parish in Burke.

Reverend Phillip M. Cozzi from Parochial Administrator of Saint John the Baptist Parish in Front Royal to Parochial Vicar at Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception Parish in Fredericksburg.

Reverend Michael J. R. Kelly from Parochial Vicar at Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception Parish in Fredericksburg to Parochial Vicar at Saint John the Apostle Parish in Leesburg, with part-time studies at Divine Mercy University in Sterling.

Reverend Lino Rico Rostro from Parochial Vicar at Saint William of York Parish in Stafford to Parochial Vicar at Good Shepherd Parish in Alexandria.

Reverend Henry E. Rivera from Parochial Vicar at Saint John the Evangelist Parish in Warrenton to Parochial Vicar at Saint William of York Parish in Stafford.

Reverend Robert L. Ruskamp from Parochial Vicar at Saint Mary of Sorrows Parish in Fairfax to Parochial Vicar at Saint John Bosco Parish in Woodstock with responsibility for Our Lady of the Shenandoah Mission in Basye.

Reverend Thomas K. Shepanzyk from Assistant Chaplain at Christendom College in Front Royal to Parochial Vicar at Saint John the Baptist Parish in Front Royal.

Reverend Stephen M. Vaccaro from Parochial Vicar at Nativity Parish in Burke to Parochial Vicar at Sacred Heart of Jesus in Winchester.

Reverend Jason Weber from service at the Bánica mission in the Diocese of San Juan de la Maguana in the Dominican Republic to All Saints Parish in Manassas, with care for the Saint Gabriel Mission in Manassas Park.

Other Assignments

Reverend Jeb S. Donelan from Parochial Vicar at Good Shepherd Parish in Alexandria to service at the Bánica mission in the Diocese of San Juan de la Maguana in the Dominican Republic.

Reverend Edward R. Horkan from full time Canon Law Studies at the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., with residence at Saint Charles Parish in Arlington, to Defender of the Bond and Vice-Chancellor, with residence at Saint Raymond of Peñafort Parish in Springfield, effective August 1, 2021.

Reverend Steven G. Oetjen from Parochial Vicar at Saint James Parish in Falls Church to full time Canon Law Studies at the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., with residence at Saint Agnes Parish in Arlington.

Reverend Juan A. Puigbó from Parochial Vicar at All Saints Parish in Manassas and Saint Gabriel Mission in Manassas Park to 3-month sabbatical.

Retirements

Reverend Lee W. Gross from Dean of Students at Mount Saint Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, M.D., to retired status with residence at the Saint Rose of Lima Priest Retirement Villa in Annandale, effective June 1, 2021.

Reverend Thomas J. Lehning from Pastor of Saint Clare of Assisi Parish in Clifton to retired status in a private residence.

Newly Ordained

Reverend Mr. Jonathan R. Fioramonti upon ordination to the priesthood, to Parochial Vicar at Saint Leo the Great Parish in Fairfax.

Reverend Mr. John Paul Heisler upon ordination to the priesthood, to Parochial Vicar at Saint James Parish in Falls Church.

Reverend Mr. Jonathan M. Smith upon ordination to the priesthood, to Parochial Vicar at Saint Andrew the Apostle Parish in Clifton.

Reverend Mr. Joseph B. Townsend upon ordination to the priesthood, to Parochial Vicar at the Basilica of Saint Mary in Alexandria.

Transitional Deacon Assignments, effective June 7, 2021

Reverend Mr. Philip D. Briggs to the Cathedral of Saint Thomas More in Arlington.

Reverend Mr. Peter J. Clem to the Church of the Nativity Parish in Burke.

Reverend Mr. John F. O’Farrell to Saint Timothy Parish in Chantilly.

Reverend Mr. Robert C. Renner to Saint Charles Borromeo Parish in Arlington.

Reverend Mr. Daniel S. Reuwer to Holy Family Parish in Dale City.

Reverend Mr. Daniel A. Rice to All Saints Parish in Manassas.

Reverend Mr. Peter J. St. George to Christ the Redeemer Parish in Sterling.

Religious Personnel Assigned to the Diocese 

Reverend Vincent Thao Ngoc Dinh, OP from ministry outside the Diocese of Arlington to Parochial Vicar at Holy Martyrs of Vietnam Parish in Arlington, effective August 1, 2021.

Reverend Peter Phuong Dinh Nguyen, OP from a priest in residence at the House of Rosary in Arlington to Parochial Vicar at Holy Martyrs of Vietnam Parish in Arlington, effective August 1, 2021.

Reverend Matthew Russick, TOR, from ministry outside the Diocese of Arlington to Parochial Vicar at Saint Joseph Parish in Herndon, effective July 1, 2021.

Clergy Personnel Assigned Outside the Diocese

Reverend Rufino Corona, TOR from Parochial Vicar at Saint Joseph Parish in Herndon to ministry outside the Diocese of Arlington, effective June 30, 2021.

ReverendVincent Hung Q. Le, OP from Parochial Vicar at Holy Martyrs of Vietnam Parish in Arlington to ministry outside the Diocese of Arlington, effective July 31, 2021.

Reverend Karol Nedza from Priest in Residence at Saint Rita Parish in Alexandria to ministry outside the Diocese of Arlington, effective May 31, 2021.

Reverend Peter Odhiambo Okola, AJ from Parochial Vicar at Saint Bernadette Parish in Springfield to ministry outside the Diocese of Arlington, effective June 1, 2021.

Reverend Thomas Luan Pho, OP, from Parochial Vicar at Holy Martyrs of Vietnam Parish in Arlington to ministry outside the Diocese of Arlington, effective July 31, 2021.

   

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