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May 15, 2001


The Rev. Mr. Andrew C. Brownholtz, 34, son of Bartholomew and Kathleen Brownholtz, will be ordained to the priesthood by Anthony Cardinal Bevilacqua on

Saturday, May 19, 2001
10:00 a.m.
Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Father Brownholtz attended Queen of Peace Elementary School in Ardsley and Bishop McDevitt High School, Wyncote, before entering St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood.

Father Brownholtz will offer his First Mass on

Sunday, May 20, 2001
3:00 p.m.
Queen of Peace Church
820 North Hills Avenue
Ardsley, PA

The concelebrants are Reverend George Brownholtz, O.S.F.S. and other priest friends. The homilist is Reverend Monsignor Philip J. Cribben. The deacons are Rev. Mr. Kevin Gallagher, and Rev. Mr. Scott Ardinger.

There are four men in the Class of 2001. This year's Ordination brings the total number of diocesan priests in Philadelphia to 780. At the end of May, 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 Cardinal to assist the pastor of a parish.

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia continues the intensive effort to promote vocations to the diocesan priesthood that was announced by Cardinal Bevilacqua in January 2001, Philadelphia Priest Call. Priest Call consists of billboard, television and radio messages featuring the theme Ordinary Men Called To Do Extraordinary Work as well as grassroots efforts.

Donna Farrell
Broadcast and Media Specialist

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