Six men will be ordained permanent deacons by Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia on Saturday, June 11 at 10 a.m. in the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul, Philadelphia.

Follow the ordination Mass via livestream video here, as well as on the Facebook pages of Archbishop Perez and of St. Charles Borromeo Seminary.

Learn more about the permanent deacon program in the archdiocese through the School of Diaconal Formation at the seminary.



The following men will be ordained permanent deacons:

William J. Barrow is a member of St. Jude Parish in Chalfont. He and his wife, Sue, have eight children, Peter, Liam, Emma, Hawa, Caleb, Maria, Mehari and Robel, and one grandchild. William attended the University College London and graduated with a degree in electrical engineering. He currently works at Curtis Wright.

Peter J. Dolan is a member of St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish in Limerick where he resides with his wife, Susan.  They have two children, Theodore and Claudia. He graduated from Bishop McDevitt High School and West Chester University with a bachelor’s degree, and then went to Temple University for his juris doctor degree.  Peter is an attorney at Dolan Ray, LLC.

Alan T. Haley is a member of St. Patrick Parish in Kennett Square with his wife Karin and two children, Dominic and Isabel. He graduated from West Genesee Senior High School and went on to the Rochester Institute of Technology. He works at Siemens Healthineers as a regulatory affairs manager.

Joseph V. Hosack Jr. is a member of St. Rose of Lima Parish in North Wales. He and his wife, Kathleen, have two children, Kirsten Edling and Lauren Nunez. He attended Bishop McDevitt High School and earned a bachelor’s degree from La Salle University and an MBA from Temple University. Joseph is a CFA Charterholder, Financial Advisor at Janney Montgomery Scott, LLC.

John “Scott” McDonald is a member of St. Andrew Parish in Newtown. Scott and his wife, Jennifer, have three children: Daniel and his wife Lotte; Rebecca and Sydnie. Scott graduated from St. Rose High School and attended the University of Dayton Ohio. He works at Arelion in telecommunication sales.

Thomas A. Strohmetz is a member of St. Norbert Parish in Paoli. Tom and his wife Donna have four children, Mary Nordahl, Ethan, William and Elizabeth. He graduated from Msgr. Bonner High School. He received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from St. Joseph’s University, and his law degree from Widener University School of Law. Tom currently works as an attorney at the Chartwell Law Offices.


The Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life, and Vocations of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops invites the faithful to pray the following prayer to Our Lady in gratitude for the ministry of permanent deacons in the Catholic Church:


Teacher of that service which is hidden, who by your everyday and ordinary life filled with love knew how to cooperate with the salvific plan of God in an exemplary fashion, make deacons good and faithful servants by teaching them the joy of serving the Church with an ardent love.


St. Lawrence, patron of deacons, pray for us.