Reverend Joseph Bergida – Parochial Vicar

Fr. Bergida, was born on in 1983, in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn., the eldest of Michael and Theresa Bergida’s 7 children. The family moved to Herndon, Virginia, when he was 2, and eventually settled in Front Royal.

He was home-schooled through high school and attended Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio, from 2002-06. In 2006 he entered St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia, and in 2008 he was sent to the Pontifical North American College in Rome.

He was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Arlington on June 9, 2012. After his ordination he returned to Rome to finish his Licentiate in Sacred Theology in Liturgy at the Pontifical Atheneum of St. Anselm.

He has served as Parochial Vicar at St. Mary’s (Alexandria), St. Andrew’s (Clifton), and St. Ambrose (Annandale).