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Archbishop Chaput to Ordain Seven Men to the Priesthood

May 13th, 2015

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 Archbishop Chaput’s homily.

Archbishop Chaput to Ordain Rev. Mr. Daniel J. Arechabala

May 13th, 2015

The Rev. Mr. Daniel J. Arechabala, son of Mr. Miguel and Mrs. Mary Beth Arechabala, will be ordained to the Priesthood by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap

Archbishop Chaput to Ordain Rev. Mr. James J. Cardosi

May 13th, 2015

The Rev. Mr. James J. Cardosi, son of Mr. William (deceased) and Mrs. Antoinette Cardosi, will be ordained to the Priesthood by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.

Archbishop Chaput to Ordain Rev. Mr. Alexander R. Gibbs

May 13th, 2015

The Rev. Mr. Alexander R. Gibbs, son of Mr. Philip and Mrs. Rebecca Gibbs, will be ordained to the Priesthood by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.

Archbishop Chaput to Ordain Rev. Mr. Steven W. Kiernan

May 13th, 2015

The Rev. Mr. Steven W. Kiernan, son of Mr. William and Mrs. Ilona Kiernan, will be ordained to the Priesthood by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.

Archbishop Chaput to Ordain Rev. Mr. Addisalem T. Mekonnen

May 13th, 2015

The Rev. Mr. Addisalem T. Mekonnen, son of Mr. Teshager and Mrs. Tsadu Mekonnen, will be ordained to the Priesthood by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.

Archbishop Chaput to Ordain Rev. Mr. Kevin T. Mulligan

May 13th, 2015

The Rev. Mr. Kevin T. Mulligan, son of Mr. Joseph and Mrs. Elizabeth Mulligan, will be ordained to the Priesthood by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.

Archbishop Chaput to Ordain Rev. Mr. Joseph S. Zaleski

May 13th, 2015

The Rev. Mr. Joseph S. Zaleski, son of Deacon Stanley and Mrs. Sandra Zalenski, will be ordained to the Priesthood by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. on Saturday, May 16, 2015 9:45 a.m. (Procession) 10:00 a.m. (Mass) Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul 18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103 […]

Statement of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. Regarding Amtrak Derailment

May 13th, 2015

I’ve followed news of the tragic Amtrak train derailment in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia last night with deep sadness and concern.

Best Selling Author and Rwanda Genocide Survivor to Speak in Philadelphia

May 12th, 2015

ImmaculĂ©e Ilibagiza, a Rwandan genocide survivor, New York Times best-selling author of Left To Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Genocide and renown speaker will lead a weekend retreat at the Shrine of the Miraculous Medal, in Philadelphia’s Germantown neighborhood.