Our Clergy

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Fr. Alexander Diaz, Pastor, was born Oct. 18, 1976, in Victoria, Cabanas, El Salvador to parents Maria Trinidad Diaz and Jacinto Amaya. He entered the Pio XII Minor Seminary of the Diocese of San Vicente in 1992. He studied philosophy at Our Lady of the Way Seminary (Nuestra Senora del Camino) in Solola, Guatemala (1996-98) and theology at St. Joseph of the Mountain Seminary (Seminario Mayor, San José de La Montana), San Salvador, El Salvador (2000-02). He also studied pedagogy at the Don Bosco Salesian University in El Salvador. Father Diaz was ordained March 25, 2006, in the Diocese of Zacatecoluca, El Salvador, by Bishop Elias Samuel Bolaños. He was incardinated into the Diocese of Arlington Sept. 7, 2016 and has since served at several parishes including most recently Holy Family Church in Dale City, VA and Our Lady of Angels in Woodbridge, VA.


Fr. Joseph Rampino, Parochial Vicar, was ordained to the priesthood on June 11, 2016. His first assignment was as parochial vicar at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Alexandria, where he served until June 27, 2019. He has since served as chaplain at Marymount University. He currently serves as parochial vicar at Queen of Apostles in Alexandria. Fr. Rampino grew up in a U.S. Air Force family. Like all military children, he moved from state to state every few years. The seeds of his vocation were sown in his Catholic family where Mass was a source of stability in a life full of transitions. During high school, he attended youth group at Holy Spirit Church in Annandale, giving him great availability to the sacrament of confession. His time at Holy Spirit was also the beginning of learning how to pray in front of the tabernacle. After high school, he attended St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia for four years and spent another four years in Rome at the Pontifical North American College.


Deacon Richard Caporiccio was ordained on April 21, 1989. Originally from Philadelphia, PA, he married his wife Madeline on December 18, 1967, and has four children and two grandchildren. He is a graduate of Bishop Neumann High School and Penn State University. He holds an MA in Theology from the Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom College and an Advanced Apostolic Catechetical Diploma from the Holy See. He has served at Our Lady of Lebanon in Washington DC; Our Lady of the Valley in Birmingham, Alabama; and Saint Lawrence in Franconia, Virginia.


Deacon Vincent Kapral was born on July 4, 1967 in Corning, NY where he attended St Mary’s parish until he joined the military in 1985. He married his wife Anne at St Mary’s on December 29, 1989. From 1989 until 2002, they attended various parishes in Virginia Beach, Italy, and Florida. Vince was ordained October 13, 2012, as a Permanent Deacon in the Diocese of Richmond and was assigned to serve at St John the Apostle parish. Most recently, he served at Santa Sophia parish in Spring Valley, CA until they returned home to VA this July. On an interesting side note, he often spent the early and mid 1980s living with his uncle who lived off Sleepy Hollow Road and attended Queen of Apostles parish.