Parochial Vicar, Father Charles Pavlick, transferred to Saint James in June 2023. Father Pavlick was ordained a priest in 2020 and Saint James is his second parish assignment. He was previously assigned to St. Timothy’s in Chantilly, another large, vibrant parish with a school.
Father Pavlick was born in Pittsburgh in 1966 and grew up in York, PA. He moved to the DC suburbs in 2007 to practice law. After the promulgation of Benedict XVI’s Summorum Pontificum, Charles became a regular at the Extraordinary Form Mass at St. John the Beloved parish in McLean. There he was mentored by a young pastor who formed him as a lay disciple of Christ.
When Benedict XVI resigned, Charles began to think seriously about a vocation. He studied philosophy at Theological College in Washington, DC, and then moved on to theology at Mount St. Mary’s in Emmitsburg, MD. As a seminarian, Charles was a favorite of rectors and formators for his embrace of Pope Francis’ call to “Hagan lio!” (“Make a mess!”)
Father Pavlick loves being a parish priest and is eager to serve at Saint James.