The men to be ordained priests for the Philadelphia Archdiocese this year pose in Immaculate Conception Chapel at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. The now-transitional deacons to be ordained May 19 are: (front row from left) Quy Pham, Eric Banecker and Patrick Muka; and (back row from left) Manuel Flores, Kyle Adamczyk and Brandon Artman. (Photo by Sarah Webb)

Six men will be ordained priests for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia this Saturday, May 19, and since ordination ceremonies are archdiocesan celebrations, everyone is invited to participate in the Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul.

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput will be the main celebrant for the Mass that begins at 10 a.m. No ticket is required and ample seating will be available.

It is the largest class since 2015 when seven priests were ordained.

The six men each followed a unique path to the priesthood — read their vocation stories in our Profile section — and as newly ordained priests they will soon bring their gifts in service to the church as priests at archdiocesan parishes.

Watch next week for coverage of the ordination Mass.

Listen to our latest podcast discussion with Father Dennis Gill, rector of the cathedral, as he explains the profound relationship between Christ, his people, and his priests. Holiness in a common priesthood of all the baptized is a call shared by all of the faithful, one made possible through the person and work of Christ.