Mass of Priesthood Ordination
Save the date for next year’s Mass of Ordination on June 15, 2024 at 10:00 am!
With praise and thanksgiving to Almighty God, the Archdiocese of Washington joyfully announces the ordination of our new priests!
The Mass of Ordination took place June 17, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. EDT at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Watch the recording of the Mass below and on our YouTube channel.
Local parishes throughout MD and DC will host Holy Hours in the weeks prior to the 2024 ordination. We invite you to come pray before the Most Blessed Sacrament for the men who will become priests. Visit the Office of Priest Vocations website for more ways to pray for vocations!
Martin Joseph Begley
Deacon Begley’s home church is St. Peter in Olney. The oldest of seven children, he was homeschooled and then attended the University of Maryland.
Taylor Gregory Colwell
Deacon Colwell ‘s home church is the Shrine of the Sacred Heart in Washington. He grew up in Georgia and attended Georgetown University, where he became Catholic.
John Francis Lado
Deacon Lado’s home church is St. Patrick in Rockville. The youngest of four children, he was homeschooled and attended The Catholic University of American before transferring to St. John Paul II Seminary.
Juan Pablo Noboa
Deacon Noboa is from Quito, Ecuador. He is the oldest of six children and a member of the Neocatechumenal Way.
Pablo Andres Villa Jaramillo
Deacon Villa is from Buga, Colombia. The first of three children, he is a member of the Neocatechumenal Way.
Vincent Tinh Vu
Deacon Vu’s home church is Our Lady of Vietnam in Silver Spring. Born in Vietnam, he was was a member of the Vietnamese Eucharistic Youth Movement and was also a Carmelite Brother.