Priests of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia are celebrating 25th, 50th and other significant anniversaries of their ordination to the priesthood this year. See our list of 29 priests and bishops. Also see a photo gallery of the annual priests’ alumni Mass celebrated recently at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary.

In addition, two new priests will be ordained this Saturday, May 15 in the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul, and everyone is invited to participate prayerfully from home through the livestreamed liturgy beginning at 10 a.m. here.

Later that day will post the assignments for the newly ordained priests, Father Kenneth Cavara and Father Mark Tobin. Get to know Father Cavara through our recent Profile story and 2019 podcast, plus Father Tobin’s story and podcast. wishes all the priests many more years in their ministry — ad multos annos!

25 Years

Father John F. Babowitch
Father Scott D. Brockson
Father Paul A. Castellani
Father Edward J. Jablonski
Father Quan H. Tran

50 Years

Father James T. McCabe
Msgr. John M. Savinski

55 Years

Msgr. Richard T. Bolger
Father Joseph L. DiGregorio
Father Thomas J. Duffy
Father James A. Grant
Father Charles J. Kennedy
Father Francis X. McKee
Father Joseph J. McLaughlin
Msgr. Michael C. Picard
Father Salvatore M. Riccio
Father Charles J. Sullivan

60 Years

Msgr. John E. Breslin
Msgr. Michael J. Carroll
Msgr. Louis A. D’Addezio
Msgr. Robert J. Grudowski
Father James E. Locke
Most Rev. Robert P. Maginnis
Father Donald P. McNamara
Father Joseph J. Meehan
Msgr. John F. O’Brien
His Eminence Cardinal Justin Rigali

65 Years

Msgr. James P. McBride

70 Years

Msgr. Francis X. Dreger