Archbishop Charles Chaput celebrated Mass and ordained as transitional deacons seven men for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and one for the Capuchin Franciscan order on Saturday, May 10 in St. Martin’s Chapel at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. The transitional deacons, who expect to be ordained priests next year, and their parish assignment for the year include:  Rev. Mr. Daniel Arechabala, St. Bede Parish, Holland; Rev. Mr. James Cardosi, Epiphany of Our Lord Parish, Philadelphia; Rev. Mr. Alexander Gibbs, Mary, Mother of the Redeemer Parish, North Wales; Rev. Mr. Steven Kiernan, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Morton; Rev. Mr. Addisalem Mekonnen, Mother of Divine Providence Parish, King of Prussia;  Rev. Mr. Kevin Mulligan, St. Patrick Parish, Philadelphia; and Rev. Mr. Joseph Zaleski, St. John the Evangelist Parish, Morrisville.                   

Brother Robert Perez, O.F.M. Cap., was also ordained a transitional deacon. (Photos by Sarah Webb)