Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. to Ordain Seven Men to the Priesthood for the Service in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia

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Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will ordain seven men to the Priesthood for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The Rite of Ordination will take place during Mass following the Liturgy of the Word.

Saturday, May 18, 2019
10:00 a.m.
Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Those being ordained are: Rev. Mr. David Buffum, Rev. Mr. Francesco M. D’Amico, Rev. Mr. Alessandro P. Giardini, Rev. Mr. David P. O’Brien, Rev. Mr. Alexander W. Pancoast, Rev. Mr. Anthony M. Raymundo, and Rev. Mr. Jonathan Rice.    

Each of the newly ordained priests will be assigned to a parish in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia where they will serve as parochial vicars. A parochial vicar is a priest appointed by the Archbishop to assist the pastor of a parish with his pastoral and administrative duties.

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Editor’s Note: Individual news releases on each new priest are available at  Photos are also available. Please contact Jhoselyn Martinez to request an official photograph at   

A press audio/video mult-box clean feed will be provided with multiple HD-SDI video (BNC) and mic/line (XLR) connections. Crews will need a live truck or recording device. Broadcast Media outlets will have parking space in the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center parking lot. The parking lot entrance is located on 17th Street. 


Jhoselyn Martinez
Communications Specialist
215-587-3747 (office)