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May 14, 2007


The Rev. Mr. Ronald W. Check, 27, son of Kenneth and Teresa Leister, will be ordained to the priesthood by Cardinal Justin Rigali on

Saturday, May 19, 2007
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 the Bridesburg section of Philadelphia, his most recent assignment was deacon at Mary, Mother of the Redeemer Parish in North Wales, Montgomery County. He attended Saint Dominic and All Saints School (now Pope John Paul II Regional Catholic School), Northeast Catholic High School for Boys, and DeSales University (formerly Allentown College of Saint Francis DeSales) before entering Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood.

Father Check will celebrate his First Mass on
Sunday, May 20, 2007
3:00 p.m.
All Saints Church

The homilist is Reverend Shaun L. Mahoney. The deacons are Rev. Mr. Daniel M. Kredensor and Rev. Mr. W. Patrick Resen. Concelebrants include Reverend Robert T. Feeney, Reverend Monsignor Philip C. Ricci, Reverend Edward P. Burke, Reverend Andrew D. McCormick, Reverend Joseph F. Gleason and Reverend Shaun L. Mahoney.

There are seven men in the Class of 2007. 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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Editor's Note: If you would like to receive a photograph of Father Check electronically, please contact the Communications Office at 215-587-3747 or contact Meredith Wilson at

Meredith Wilson
Communications Specialist

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