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May 13, 2003


Anthony Cardinal Bevilacqua, Archbishop of Philadelphia, will ordain nine men to the priesthood on

Saturday , May 17, 2003
9:45 a.m. Procession
10:00 a.m. Mass
Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Ordination will take place during the Mass, following the homily. 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.

Those being ordained are: Rev. Mr. Thomas J. Cavanaugh, Rev. Mr. John C. Crowley, Rev. Mr. Anthony J. DiGuglielmo, Rev. Mr. Philip Matthew Forlano, Rev. Mr. Joseph J. Martin, Rev. Mr. Kevin P. McCabe, Rev. Mr. Stephen C. McDermott, Rev. Mr. Kevin B. McGoldrick and Rev. Mr. Sean F. O'Neill. All have completed studies at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood.

The average age of the Class of 2003 is 32. Two of those to be ordained attended Monsignor Bonner High School in Drexel Hill, Delaware County (graduated in different years), one is a former technical supervisor of a theater and another studied acting before entering the seminary. The Class of 2003 also includes a seminarian who worked with a mutual fund company and one who worked in the health care field.


Donna Farrell
Broadcast and Media Specialist

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