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 35 priests. Also see our photo gallery of the annual Alumni Priest Jubilee Mass celebrated May 2 at Saint Helena Parish in Blue Bell.

In addition, three new priests will be ordained Saturday, May 18 in the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, and everyone is invited to participate prayerfully from home through the livestreamed liturgy beginning at 10 a.m. here.

CatholicPhilly wishes all the priests many more years in their ministry — ad multos annos!

25th Anniversary
Reverend Philip G. Bochanski
Reverend John R. DiOrio
Reverend Matthew W. Guckin
Rev. Msgr. Brian P. Hennessy
Reverend Joseph C. McCaffrey
Reverend John C. Nguyen
Reverend Jeffrey M. Stecz
Reverend Christopher M. Walsh

50th Anniversary
Reverend Thomas J. Brennan
Reverend Lawrence F. Crehan
Reverend Joseph C. Dieckhaus
Reverend Rayford E. Emmons
Reverend Thomas P. Gillin
Reverend Stephen F. Katziner
Rev. Msgr. William C. Kaufman
Reverend W. Frederick Kindon
Reverend John T. Lyons
Reverend John J. Newns
Rev. Msgr. Joseph J. Nicolo
Reverend Dennis J. W. O’Donnell
Rev. Msgr. Robert J. Powell
Reverend Gerald C. Ronan

55th Anniversary
Reverend Gerald D. Canavan
Reverend Hugh J. Dougherty
Rev. Msgr. Thomas P. Flanigan
Reverend John J. Kilgallon
Reverend Richard J. Maisano
Reverend Ignatius Marneni
Reverend James J. McKeaney
Reverend Martin E. Woodeshick

60th Anniversary
Reverend Peter C. Funk
Reverend Charles J. McElroy
Reverend James C. Sherlock
Reverend Donato P. Silveri

65th Anniversary
Reverend John P. McNamee