Archbishop Charles Chaput ordained four men transitional deacons on Saturday, May 16 in St. Martin’s Chapel at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. The four will begin their final year of study at the seminary in the fall, and serve for a year at a parish in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia prior to their expected ordination as priests in May 2016.
The four seminarians are Matthew Biedrzycki, Mark Cavera, Thomas O’Donald and Matthew Windle.
At the diaconate ordination Mass, Auxiliary Bishops Michael Fitzgerald and Timothy Senior, who is seminary rector, concelebrated along with the seminary’s priest faculty. (Photos by Sarah Webb)
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