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May 13, 2003


The Rev. Mr. Sean F. O'Neill, 33, son of John F. and the late Gail M. O'Neill, will be ordained to the priesthood by Anthony Cardinal Bevilacqua on

Saturday, May 17, 2003
Procession 9:30 a.m.
Mass 10:00 a.m.
Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Father O'Neill attended Visitation Blessed Virgin Mary Parish Elementary School in Trooper and Norristown Area High School before entering Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood.

Father O'Neill will offer his First Mass on

Sunday, May 18, 2003
3:00 p.m.
Visitation B.V.M. Parish
196 North Trooper Road
Norristown, Montgomery County

The homilist is Reverend Augustine M. Esposito, O.S.A., The deacons are Rev. Mr. Thomas P. Bortz and Rev. Mr. Michael Finn. Concelebrants are Reverend Monsignor Thomas A. Murray, Reverend Gasper A. Genuardi, Reverend Sean P. Bransfield, Reverend Kevin P. Murray, Reverend Charles J. Sullivan, Reverend George Szparagowski 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 O'Neill 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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