Priests celebrating the anniversary of their ordination this year gathered for the annual priest alumni Mass April 28 at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. They were joined as concelebrants for the Mass with other priests including seminary faculty and by Archbishop Charles Chaput, who was the main celebrant, and they enjoyed social time together afterward. See a biographical profile of each of the jubilarian priests here. (Photos by Sarah Webb)
Msgr. Richard Bolger (1966) and Father Joseph Devlin (1991) celebrate Mass with fellow St. Charles Seminary alumni.
Father Thomas Sodano, pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Collingdale, celebrates his 25th anniversary.
Msgr. Michael Magee, (right), a professor at St. Charles Seminary, celebrates 25 years of priesthood this year.
From left processing into St. Martin’s Chapel at the seminary are Msgr. James Mortimer (1952), Father Eugene Tully (1973) and Msgr. Joseph Nicolo (1974) at the start of the priest alumni Mass at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary.
Bishop alumni of St. Charles Borromeo Seminary.
Archbishop James Green, a Philadelphia priest and nuncio of the Holy See to Peru, distributes holy Communion.
The priesthood class of 1991.
Father Charles Gormley, pastor emeritus of Mother of Divine Providence Parish in King of Prussia, celebrates 65 years of priestly ministry.
Members of the class of 2002 catch up at the reception following Mass.
David O’Brien carries the processional cross for the jubilarian Mass at St. Charles Seminary.
Archbishop Charles Chaput waits to process into St. Martin’s Chapel at the start of Mass.
Archbishop James Green returned home to Philadelphia for his 40th anniversary.
Father Louis Bellopede, pastor of St. Mary Parish in Schwenksville, delivers the homily at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary’s alumni mass.
Msgr. Joseph Trinh (center) is pastor of St. Helena Parish in Philadelphia and a member of the class of 1991.
Father Engelbert Michel, class of 1966.
Father Joseph Quindlen (center).