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May 13, 2003


The Rev. Mr. Philip Matthew Forlano, 31, son of Philip N. and Laura A. Forlano, 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 Forlano attended Fleetwood Elementary and Middle School, in Fleetwood, The Hill School in Pottstown and the University of Pennsylvania before entering Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood.

Father Forlano will offer his First Mass on

Sunday, May 18, 2003
3:30 p.m.
Sacred Heart Chapel
Villa Maria House of Studies
Immaculata College
Immaculata, Chester County

The homilist is Reverend Frederick L. Miller. The deacons are Rev. Mr. James L. Bartoloma and Rev. Mr. Michael Rodak. Concelebrants include Reverend Monsignor Thomas M. Mullin, Reverend Monsignor Stephen P. McHenry, Reverend William J. Cox and Reverend Frederick L. Miller.

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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