Father Nicholas Blank begins ministry at the Basilica of Saint Mary

Father Nicholas Blank celebrated his first Mass as the new Parochial Vicar at the Basilica of Saint Mary on Friday, June 28. He celebrated the 12:10 pm Mass.

This is the first priestly assignment for Father Nicholas. He was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Michael Burbidge on June 8 at the Cathedral of Saint Thomas More in Arlington.

Father Nicholas replaces Father Andrew Haissig, who served as a Parochial Vicar at Saint Mary from June of 2015 to June of 2019. Father Andrew is now a Parochial Vicar at Saint Louis Parish in Alexandria.

View photos from the first Mass he celebrated in the Basilica of Saint Mary here. 

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