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May 13, 2003


The Rev. Mr. Stephen C. McDermott, 36, son of Paul and Jeanette McDermott, 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 McDermott attended Saint Joseph Parish Elementary School and Archbishop Wood High School, both in Warminster, and Temple University before entering Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood.

Father McDermott will offer his First Mass on

Sunday, May 18, 2003
3:00 p.m.
Saint Joseph Parish
Easton and County Line Roads
Warrington, Bucks County

The homilist is Reverend Robert Reiger. The deacons are Rev. Mr. Angel Garcia and Rev. Mr. Michael Hottinger. Concelebrants are Reverend James A. Grant, Reverend Robert G. Suskey, Reverend George A. Majoros, Reverend Thomas M. Sodano and Reverend Paul Berghout.

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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