Our Pastor

Fr. Paul M. Grankauskas

The newly appointed pastor of St. Bridget of Ireland Church in Berryville was born April 20, 1970, in Pittsburgh, the son of Mary and the late Carl Grankauskas. He has four siblings.

After graduating from high school in Pittsburgh in 1988, Father Grankauskas came to Arlington to study English, philosophy and theology at Marymount University, where he graduated in 1992. Before entering Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Md., Father Grankauskas worked as an intern and staff writer for the Catholic Herald.

He was ordained to the diaconate in 1999 and spent his diaconal assignment at St. Mark Church in Vienna. He was ordained to the priesthood June 10, 2000, by Bishop Paul S. Loverde at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More in Arlington.

Father Grankauskas served as parochial vicar of All Saints Church in Manassas (2000-03), before being transferred to St. Mary of Sorrows Church in Fairfax, where he served as parochial vicar (2003-07). He served as parochial vicar of St. Ann Church in Arlington (2007-11). He served as parochial administrator of St. Thomas à Becket Church in Reston (2011-14), and as parochial vicar of St. Mark Church in Vienna (2014-18).

Article: Meet the new pastors -The Arlington Catholic Herald – 5/30/18

Father Paul M. Grankauskas


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Rectory Hours:
Mon-Fri, 9 AM - 4 PM

Faith Formation:
Calvin Smith at


Office Hours:
Thursdays and Fridays, 9 AM - 4 PM
Saturdays by appointment
Sunday, after class until 1 PM

Office of Youth Ministry

Music Ministry:
Stacy Sefton at


Eucharistic Minister / Lectors:
JoAn Drake at


John Sengewalt at


Becky Jackson at


Men’s Club:
Meets the last Saturday
each month 8AM in Hobert Hall.
Coffee and Donuts on first
Sunday of each month.
George Darnell at


Women’s Group:
Meets the first Tuesday
of each month
Ruth Hayes at


St. Bridget’s Email:

St Bridget of Ireland

St Bridget of Ireland
Catholic Church

1024 W. Main St.
Virginia 22611


St. Bridget of Ireland is in the Catholic Diocese of Arlington