Ordained in a May 12 rite celebrated by Archbishop Charles Chaput, the seminarians of St. Charles Borromeo Seminary will serve as deacons for the next year until their ordination as priests for the Philadelphia Archdiocese in 2019. (Photos by Sarah Webb)
David Buffum makes the promise of the elect to Archbishop Chaput.
Archbishop Chaput lays hands on Francesco D’Amico, ordaining him a deacon.
The congregation in St. Martin’s Chapel at the seminary, consisting of priest faculty and friends, plus family members and other friends of the ordinandi, pray over them.
David Buffum (bottom), Francesco D’Amico and their classmates lie prostrate on the floor of the chapel as the prayers of people joined in the Litany of the Saints waft over them.
Archbishop Charles Chaput prays over those being ordained.
Rev. Mr. Kyle Adamczyk, a transitional deacon who will be ordained a priest this May 19, helps David Buffum don his vestments for the first time as a transitional deacon.
David O’Brien promises to proclaim the Gospel as a deacon.
Alexander Pancoast and Archbishop Chaput exchange a sign of peace.
Jonathan Rice and the archbishop exchange a fraternal kiss.
Rev. Mr. Anthony Raymundo serves as deacon of the Eucharist for the ordination Mass.
The new deacons exchange a sign of peace with their family members.
From left: David O’Brien, Alexander Pancoast and Jonathan Rice
Archbishop Chaput, the auxiliary bishops of Philadelphia and priest friends and faculty join the newly ordained deacons outside St. Martin’s Chapel at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Wynnewood.
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