Bookmark and Share

May 15, 2006


The Rev. Mr. Ik-Joon Choi, 29, son of Sang Wook and Kyung Ae Choi, 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 member of Holy Angels Parish, Philadelphia, and a native of Seoul, South Korea, Father Choi attended grade school in Korea before continuing in the North Penn School District, graduating from North Penn High School in 1994. He earned a bachelor's degree in biochemistry and a master's in secondary education at Lehigh University, and taught high school science in the Salisbury Township School District (suburban Allentown) before entering Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood. He currently serves as a deacon at Mary, Mother of the Redeemer Parish in North Wales.

Father Choi will celebrate his First Mass on

Sunday, May 21, 2006
10:00 a.m. (Korean) and 3:00 p.m. (English)
Holy Angels Church

The homilist is Reverend Ralph Chieffo. The deacons are Rev. Mr. Jaehwa John Lee and Rev. Mr. Ronald Check. Concelebrants include Reverend Monsignor Philip Ricci, Reverend Paul Lee and Reverend Chieffo.

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 Choi electronically, please contact the Communications Office at 215-587-3747 or contact Matthew Gambino at

Matthew Gambino
Associate Director

Back to Top