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May 15, 2006


The Rev. Mr. Marc F. Capizzi, 39, son of Robert and Barbara Capizzi, will be ordained to the priesthood by Cardinal Justin Rigali on

Saturday, May 20, 2006
Procession 9:45 a.m.
Mass 10:00 a.m.
Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway

A native of New Haven, Conn., and now a member of Saint Patrick Parish in center city Philadelphia, Father Capizzi graduated from Bishop McGuinnis High School in Winston-Salem, N.C. before earning a degree in mathematics from the Wake Forest University. He continued studies in medical school at Bowman Grey School of Medicine in Winston-Salem before entering Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood. He currently serves as a deacon at Saint Stanislaus Parish in Lansdale.

Father Capizzi will celebrate his First Mass on

Sunday, May 21, 2006
3:00 p.m.
Saint Patrick Church

The homilist is Reverend Robert A. Roncase. The deacons are Rev. Mr. Michael S. Hottinger and Rev. Mr. William J. Monahan. Concelebrants include Reverend Monsignor Joseph Murray, Reverend Daniel Mackle, Reverend Chung Nguyen, Reverend Robert Lucas and Reverend Roncase.

There are three men in the Class of 2006. 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 photograph of Father Capizzi electronically, please contact the Communications Office at 215-587-3747 or contact Matthew Gambino at

Matthew Gambino
Associate Director

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