Jun 18, 2019
It was recently announced by the Diocese of Arlington that Father Andrew Haissig, who has served as Parochial Vicar at Saint Mary since June of 2015, has been appointed as a Parochial Vicar at Saint Louis Parish in Alexandria. Father Andrew reflects on his four years at the Basilica in this conversation with Alex Solsma.
Founded in 1795, the Basilica of Saint Mary in Old Town Alexandria is the first Catholic parish established in Virginia. Pope Francis named the church a minor basilica on December 6, 2017 due to its important role in the growth of the Catholic Church in North America.