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May 13, 2003


The Rev. Mr. Thomas J. Cavanaugh, 33, son of Thomas P. and Rita Cavanaugh, will be ordained to the priesthood by Anthony Cardinal Bevilacqua on

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

Father Cavanaugh attended Saint Joseph Parish Elementary School in Collingdale and Monsignor Bonner High School in Drexel Hill before entering St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood.

Father Cavanaugh will offer his First Mass on

Sunday, May 18, 2003
2:30 p.m.
Saint Joseph Parish
Bartram and Woodlawn Avenues
Collingdale, Delaware County

The homilist is Reverend Monsignor Joseph P. McFadden. The deacons are Rev. Mr. Mark Mullaney and Rev. Mr. Paul McBlain. Concelebrants include Reverend Monsignor Thomas J. Duane, Reverend Daniel J. Cavanaugh, Reverend Joseph G. Watson, Reverend Francis X. Meehan, Reverend Henry J. McKee, Reverend James E. McVeigh, Reverend Peter C. Funk, Reverend Thomas Moran and Reverend Michael D. Weston.

There are nine men in the Class of 2003. 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.

Editor's Note: If you would like to receive a black and white photograph of Father Cavanaugh electronically, please contact the Communications Office at 215-587-3747 or contact Donna Farrell at

Donna Farrell
Broadcast and Media Specialist

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