Priests of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia are celebrating 25th, 50th and other significant anniversaries of their ordination to the priesthood this year. See our list of 39 priests and click on the priests’ names below to view their biographical profiles.

CatholicPhilly.com wishes all the priests many more years in their ministry — ad multos annos!

25 Years

Father Timothy J. Buckley
Father John P. Hutter
Father William S. Lange
Bishop John J. McIntyre
Msgr. Joseph A. Tracy
Joseph G. Watson

50 Years

Father Vincent P. Burns
Father Robert J. Chapman
Father John J. Farry
Father Peter J. Foley
Father H. James Hutchins
Father Richard J. McAndrews
Father Charles J. Noone
Father Leonard N. Peterson
Father Salvatore J. Pronesti
Father Frederick J. Riegler

55 Years

Msgr. Francis A. Carbine
Msgr. John J. Conahan
Msgr. Philip J. Cribben
Father Anthony W. Dieckhaus
Father Raymond J. Himsworth
Msgr. John J. Jagodzinski
Msgr. Donald E. Leighton
Msgr. Richard Malone
Father John F. McBride
Father John R. McFadden
Father Edward A. Pelczar

60 Years

Father Robert H. Breen
Msgr. Paul F. Curran
Msgr. James T. McDonough
Msgr. Ignatius L. Murray
Father John J. Nevins
Msgr. Francis X. Schmidt
Father Joseph C. Stec

65 Years

Bishop Louis A. DeSimone
Father David B. Machain
Msgr. James E. Mortimer
Msgr. William J. J. O’Donnell

70 Years

Father Joseph T. Murphy