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Seven men one step away from priestly ordination Saturday

Everyone is invited to attend the Mass of ordination by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput on Saturday, May 16 at 10 a.m. in the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul. Read about the deacons and see information on their first Masses on Sunday.

Clergy assignment changes announced

Archbishop Chaput announced 86 changes in assignments for priests, including parish pastors, in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia June 1.

Serra clubs invite families, students to meet new priests

Two days after their ordination, the six new priests of the Philadelphia Archdiocese met the members of the clubs that were praying for their priestly vocations all along – and still do.

Priestly ordinations mark a day of joy in archdiocese

Family members were as thrilled as the six men who were ordained new priests for the Philadelphia Archdiocese May 17 by Archbishop Charles Chaput.

Newly ordained priests tell of their journey to priesthood

A traditional feature of the annual Serra luncheon for the newly ordained is the men relating their personal journey. Their stories speak volumes on what it means to ponder the future for those coming of age on the cusp of the 21st century.

Six men ordained amid beauty of Cathedral rite

See our photo gallery of the Mass and rite of ordination for six priests ordained by Archbishop Charles Chaput on Saturday, May 17 in the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul.

Six men preparing for priestly ordination Saturday

Six men will be ordained priests for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput on Saturday, May 17 at 10 a.m. in the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul, Philadelphia. Everyone is invited to attend the Mass and pray for our soon-to-be-ordained priests. Read a biographical sketch of each deacon with information on their first Mass.

Congratulations to Philadelphia priest jubilarians

Thirty-three priests of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia are celebrating significant anniversaries of their ordination to the priesthood -- including retired Auxiliary Bishop Martin Lohmuller, 70 years a priest -- this year. See our complete list of the priest jubilarians with links to their biographical sketches. CatholicPhilly.com wishes all priests many more years in their ministry -- ad multos annos!

Priests mark anniversaries with Mass at St. Charles Seminary

Priests of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia celebrating significant anniversaries of ordination this year were joined by other priests, deacons and seminarians for Mass May 1 in St. Martin's Chapel at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. (Photos by Sarah Webb)

25 years a happy priest, and it all started with a question

“Could you be a priest?” a high school teacher asked. Father Christopher Redcay said yes, and now the pastor of St. Patrick Parish in Malvern looks back on his vocation, his priestly ministry – and how to call new vocations “off the bench” to be a priest.