Bishop Timothy Senior was the main celebrant for the Mass on Saturday, May 13 at which he ordained eight men to the transitional diaconate in St. Artin’s Chapel at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Wynnewood. The men will continue their studies in the coming academic year at the seminary leading to their anticipated ordination to the priesthood in June 2018.
Those ordained deacons for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia included the following, along with their home parish:
Kyle M. Adamczyk, Our Lady of Peace, Milmont Park;
Brandon M. Artman, St. Matthias, Bala Cynwyd;
Eric J. Banecker, Epiphany of Our Lord, Philadelphia
Manuel J. Flores, St. Hugh of Cluny, Philadelphia
Patrick J. Muka, St. Vincent de Paul, Philadelphia
Quy K. Pham, Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Philadelphia.
Also at the Mass, Sheron Fernando and Shalindra Kotikawatte were ordained transitional deacons for the Archdiocese of Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Photos by Sarah Webb)
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