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May 13, 2003


The Rev. Mr. Joseph J. Martin, 26, son of Joe and Kathy Martin, 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 Martin attended Saint Luke the Evangelist Parish Elementary School in Glenside, Bishop McDevitt High School in Wyncote and Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell before entering Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood.

Father Martin will offer his First Mass on

Sunday, May 18, 2003
2:30 p.m.
Saint Luke the Evangelist Parish
Easton Road and Fairhill Avenue
Glenside, Montgomery County

The homilist is Reverend Edward C. Kelly. The deacons are Rev. Mr. Stephen P. DeLacy and Rev. Mr. Patrick Driscoll. Concelebrants include Reverend Joseph P. Duncan, Reverend J. Michael Flood, Reverend James P. Matteo and other priest friends.

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 Martin 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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