Father James R. DeGrassa
Father DeGrassa, who is assigned as deacon at St. Robert Bellarmine Parish in Warrington, is the son of Russell and Margaret DeGrassa. He graduated from St. Madeline School, Ridley Park, and Cardinal O’Hara High School, Springfield, before entering St. Charles Borromeo Seminary.
Father DeGrassa will celebrate his first Mass May 16 at St. Madeline Church, Ridley Park.
Father Thomas J. Gardner
Father Gardner, who is assigned as deacon at Mary, Mother of the Redeemer Parish in North Wales, is the son of Thomas and Christine Gardner. He graduated from St. Luke the Evangelist School, Glenside, and Bishop McDevitt High School, Wyncote, before entering St. Charles Borromeo Seminary.
Father Gardner will celebrate his first Mass May 16 at St. Luke the Evangelist Church, Glenside.
Father Stephen C. McCarthy
Father McCarthy, who is assigned as deacon at Mother of spanine Providence Parish in King of Prussia, is the son of Robert and Leslie McCarthy. He graduated from Manor Elementary School, Levittown; Charles Boehm Middle School, Yardley; Medill Bair Junior High School, Fairless Hills; Pennsbury High School, Fairless Hills; and Pennsylvania State University before entering St. Charles Borromeo Seminary.
Father McCarthy will celebrate his first Mass May 16 at St. Joseph the Worker Church, Fallsington.
Father Harold B. McKale III
Father McKale, who is assigned as deacon at Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Secane, is the son of Harold B. McKale Jr. and Mary Ellen McKale. He graduated from Our Lady of Grace School, Penndel; Bishop Egan High School, Fairless Hills, Bucks County Community College, and Millersville University before entering St. Charles Borromeo Seminary.
Father McKale will celebrate his first Mass May 16 at Our Lady of Grace Church, Penndel.
Father Michael J. Pawelko
Father Pawelko, who is assigned as deacon at St. Bede the Venerable Parish in Holland, is the son of Joseph Pawelko and the late Carmela Pawelko. He graduated from St. Philip Neri School, Pennsburg, and Upper Perkiomen High School, Pennsburg, before entering St. Charles Borromeo Seminary.
Father Pawelko will celebrate his first Mass May 16 at St. Isidore Church, Quakertown.
Father Matthew J. Tralies
Father Tralies, who is assigned as deacon at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Philadelphia, is the son of John and Karen Tralies. He graduated from Visitation B.V.M. School, Trooper, Kennedy-Kenrick High School, Norristown, and Villanova University before entering St. Charles Borromeo Seminary.
Father Tralies will celebrate his first Mass May 16 at Visitation B.V.M. Church, Trooper.
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