Reverend Michael D. Weston
Father Michael D. Weston is Associate Rector and Director of Liturgy of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. A priest of the Diocese of Arlington, Father Weston was ordained a priest in 2002 and has served as Director of Liturgy of the Basilica since 2007. In this capacity, Father Weston is responsible for the planning and execution of the liturgies of the Basilica which he does with great precision oftentimes serving as Master of Ceremonies. He was instrumental in planning Solemn Vespers for the visit of Pope Benedict XVI to the Basilica in 2008 and the Mass of Canonization of Saint Junípero Serra celebrated by Pope Francis on the East Portico of the Basilica in 2015.