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May 13, 2003


The Rev. Mr. John C. Crowley, 38, son of Jean E. and the late John C. Crowley, 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 Crowley attended Saint Charles Borromeo Parish Elementary School and Monsignor Bonner High School, both in Drexel Hill, as well as Drexel University before entering St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood.

Father Crowley will offer his First Mass on

Sunday, May 18, 2003
12:45 p.m.
Saint Charles Borromeo Parish
Burmont Road and Dennison Avenue
Drexel Hill, Delaware County

The homilist is Reverend Paul V. Dougherty. The deacon is Rev. Mr. Lawrence Kozak. Concelebrants include Reverend Monsignor Daniel A. Murray, Reverend John J. Nordeman, Reverend Francis X. McKee, Reverend Daniel J. Sullivan, Reverend Thomas Brennan, Reverend Stephen A. Moerman, Reverend Matthew W. Guckin and Reverend Joseph P. Gentili.

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.


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Donna Farrell
Broadcast and Media Specialist

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