Priests in the Philadelphia Archdiocese celebrating their anniversary of ordination gathered April 13 for the annual Alumni Jubilarian Mass at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. Archbishop Charles Chaput was the main celebrant for the Mass and Father Efren Esmilla, celebrating his 25th year of ordination, preached the homily. He is currently pastor of Our Lady of Hope Parish, Philadelphia. (Photos by Sarah Webb)
Priest alumni of St. Charles Borromeo Seminary process into St. Martin’s Chapel for the start of Mass.
Praying during the Mass are jubilarians, from left, Msgr. Michael Flood, Father Edward J. Kelly, Msgr. Thomas Murray and Father Efren Esmilla.
Msgr. Thomas Murray
Archbishop Chaput leads prayers during the Alumni Jubilarian Mass in St. Martin’s Chapel at the seminary.
Jubilarians marking their 25 and 50 years of ordination celebrate Mass at St. Charles Borrmeo Seminary.
Father Efren Esmilla delivers the homily during the Alumni Jubilee Mass at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary.
Classmates celebrating 50 years of priesthood include Msgr. Michael Flood, Father Edward J. Kelly and Msgr. Thomas Murray.
Father Joseph Mary, a Franciscan Missionary of the Eternal Word, celebrates his 25 years of priesthood.
Archbishop Chaput consecrates the Eucharist during Mass.
Father Michael Lonergan, ordained 25 years, receives the Blood of Christ.
Archbishop Chaput chats with jubilarians after the Mass.
The ordination class of 1993 poses for a picture with Archbishop Charles Chaput outside St. Martin’s Chapel at the seminary. Back row, from left: Fathers Patrick Brady, Kevin Larsen (Diocese of Arlington), Louis Kolenkiewicz and John Schiele; front row, from left: Mercedarian Father James Mayer, Father Efren Esmilla, Archbishop Chaput, Fathers Angelo Hernandez and James Goerner, along with Father Joseph Mary, a Franciscan Missionary of the Eternal Word joining the jubilee celebration.
Observing their 50th year of ordination are, from left, Father Gasper Genuardi, Msgr. Michael Flood, Father Edward J. Kelly and Msgr. Thomas Murray.
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