Our Clergy

OUR PASTOR  Rev. James C. Hudgins

Fr. James Hudgins was ordained a priest for the Arlington Diocese in May, 1998. For the past twenty-two years, he has served at Queen of Apostles in Alexandria (1998-2002), All Saints in Manassas (2002-2006), St. Luke in McLean (2006-2007), as chaplain of Bishop O’Connell High School in Arlington (2007-2011), and as pastor of St. Jude in Fredericksburg (2011-2020). He has an older brother, David, who is a priest of the Diocese of Lansing, Michigan, and one younger sister, Nancy, who is a stay-at-home mom in Charlotte, NC, with her two little children, Curtis, and Lucy. Fr. Hudgins grew up in Billings, Montana, but moved to Virginia after the death of his father. He attended St. Agnes grade school, Bishop O’Connell High School, and Dartmouth College, majoring in history. Fr Hudgins studied theology at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia, specializing in moral theology and ecclesiastical architecture. He enjoys fitness, and music, (dabbling in piano and guitar.) My spirituality is decidedly Carmelite, drawing his greatest inspiration from the writings of St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, and St. Therese of Lisieux. He has had a lifelong devotion to the Eucharist, the Rosary, and the Blessed Virgin Mary, and seeks always to be guided by faithfulness to the Magisterium of the Church, and obedience to our diocesan Bishop.

Fr. Dudzinski was born and raised on a dairy farm in Princeton Wisconsin, discerned a vocation to the priesthood as a boy and entered seminary in college in Milwaukee.  After college and one year of theology he entered the Diocese of Arlington in 1983 and finished his studies at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland.  He was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Keating on May 10, 1986.  He has served at Holy Family in Dale City (1986 – 1987), at St. Leo the Great in Fairfax (1987 – 1991), at St. Ambrose in Annandale (1991 – 1995), at St. James in Falls Church (1995 – 1998), at St. Clare in Clifton  as Administrator and Pastor (1998 – 2004), at St. Michael the Archangel in Annandale as Pastor (2004 – 2008), at St. Peter as Pastor (2008 – 2011), at St. Louis as a resident to finish my doctoral work in philosophy with a PhD and then as parochial vicar (2011 – 2019).  Fr. Dudzinski hopes to be able to teach full-time in the near future.

Father Barnes was born in Denver, Colorado in 1985.  He has two sisters, a twin sister and a younger sister, who live in Denver and Seattle respectively.  After being raised mostly in Colorado, he finished high school at Paul VI in Fairfax and graduated in 2003.  He then graduated from the University of Virginia in 2007 after studying history and economics.

While at college, Father Barnes discerned a vocation to the priesthood and entered the seminary for the Diocese of Arlington.  He spent his first two years in the seminary at St. Charles Borromeo in Philadelphia and his final four years in the seminary at the Pontifical North American College in Rome, Italy.  He earned a Bachelor of Sacred Theology (STB) from the Gregorian University in 2012 and a Licentiate of Sacred Theology (STL) in 2014 from the Angelicum.  He was ordained a deacon at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, Italy on October 4, 2012 and a priest on June 8, 2013 at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More in Arlington.

He was assigned to St. Mary’s in Alexandria from 2014-18 and has been at St. Theresa’s since June 2018.  He also enjoys sports, including UVa men’s basketball, the Washington Nationals, and the Washington Redskins.

Fr. Barnes can be contacted at frbarnes@sainttheresaparish.com.

Deacon Paul Konold was born and raised in Evanston, Illinois, and attended Catholic schools grades K through 12.  Upon graduation, he enlisted in the Navy and became a sonar technician.  What started out as a 3-year enlistment ended up as a 20-year career, and he retired as a senior chief petty officer.  While in the Navy, he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of San Diego.

In 1972, Paul married Stephanie Fiore, a newly graduated schoolteacher from Boston, and during the 70’s, God blessed them with a son and two daughters.  They raised their children in southeastern Connecticut and were active in parish life.  Stephanie taught at St. Joseph elementary school in New London and all three children attended Catholic schools grades K through 12.

In 1990, Paul felt called to the diaconate, and that started a formation journey that would span two dioceses and take 12 years to complete.  He earned a master’s degree in pastoral ministry from Providence College, and on October 19, 2002, Bishop Robert J. McManus ordained him to the diaconate at the Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul in Providence, Rhode Island.

Upon ordination, Deacon Paul was assigned to St. Kevin Church in Warwick, RI and to the Ministry for the Deaf in the diocese.  He remained in those ministries until 2007 when his employer, Amgen, transferred him from its facility in RI to its facility in Seattle, Washington.  Archbishop Alexander J. Brunett granted him faculties to minister in the Archdiocese of Seattle and assigned him to St. Michael Church in Snohomish, WA.

In 2014, Stephanie retired after 30 years of teaching in Catholic elementary schools and Deacon Paul retired shortly after that.  They moved to Loudoun County to be close to their three grandchildren, and in June 2015, Bishop Paul S. Loverde granted Deacon Paul faculties to minister in the Diocese of Arlington and assigned him to St. Theresa’s.  Deacon Paul and Stephanie are very pleased to make St. Theresa’s and their grandchildren the focus of their retirement.

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