Mass of Priesthood Ordination

With praise and thanksgiving to Almighty God, the Archdiocese of Washington joyfully announces the ordination of one new priest and seven transitional deacons!

Please join us on June 19, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. EDT via livestream.

We also invite you to join us in prayer for these men who will be ordained. Fifty-eight local parishes throughout MD and DC will host Holy Hours in the weeks prior to the ordination.


Nicholas MorrisonMeet Deacon Nicholas Morrison, who will be ordained a priest on June 19! Nicholas Morrison, 26, is a parishioner of St. John Neumann in Gaithersburg. One of seven siblings, Nicholas has one brother who is a priest – Fr. James Morrison, of Our Lady of Lourdes parish in Bethesda – and another brother who is a seminarian for the Archdiocese of Washington. Along with his other six siblings, he was homeschooled through high school. He attended the Archdiocese of Washington’s Quo Vadis retreat, and the experience, along with a growing prayer life and the witness of his older brother’s vocation, convinced Nicholas to enter the seminary. As part of the archdiocese’s Ride for Vocations, Nicholas completed his first 100-mile bike ride.

Fr. Nicholas Morrison’s first public Mass will take place on Sunday, June 27 at St. John Neumann in Gaithersburg.