During the ordination Mass May 18 at the standing-room-only Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul, Archbishop Charles Chaput ordained new priests for service in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Read all about the Mass including reactions of family members and friends of the newly ordained, and watch the full video of the Mass. (Photos by Sarah Webb)
Archbishop Charles Chaput lays hands on the head of Jonathan Rice, ordaining him a priest.
Father Brian Kean lays his hands on the head of the newly ordained Father Alessandro Giardini.
The parents of the new priests line the front pew of the church as their sons lay prostrate during the litany of the saints.
Archbishop Chaput prays over the candidates for ordination.
Archbishop Chaput anoints the hands of Father Anthony Raymundo.
Father Alexander Pancoast receives the chalice and paten that he will use to consecrate the holy Eucharist at every Mass he celebrates.
The archbishop and Father David Buffum exchange a sign of peace.
Msgr. Michael McCulken embraces the newly ordained Father Alessandro Giardini as it is announced that he will be assigned to St. Eleanor Parish in Collegeville, where Msgr. McCulken is pastor.
The newest priests for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia give their blessing during the Mass of ordination May 18 at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul, Philadelphia.
Father David O’Brien gives his first priestly blessing to Archbishop Charles Chaput in the cathedral sacristy after the ordination Mass.
Father Francesco D’Amico’s mother hugs him as his family celebrates around him.
Standing with the class of 2019’s newly ordained priests are (front row from left) Bishop Timothy Senior, rector of St. Charles Borromeo Seminary; Archbishop Charles Chaput and Father Javier Santaballa, rector of Redemptoris Mater Seminary, the Philadelphia seminary for the Neocatechumenal Way; along with the new priests (middle, from left) Fathers Francesco D’Amico, Anthony Raymundo, Alessandro Giardini, Jonathan Rice (back, from left), David Buffum, David O’Brien and Alexander Pancoast.
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