Welcome Fr. Nicholas Barnes!

Posted June 29, 2018

We are very excited to welcome our newest parochial vicar Father Nicholas Barnes! Below is a brief background about him..

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.