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May 14, 2007


The Rev. Mr. Jaehwa J. Lee, 39, son of John Lee and the late Regina Lee, 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 Seoul, Korea, his most recent assignment was deacon at Saint Catherine of Siena Parish in Horsham. He attended Bupyung Nam Elementary School, Inchon, Korea, as well as Webster Elementary School and Saint Helena School both in Philadelphia; Central High School; Columbia University and the University of Pennsylvania before entering Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood.

Father Lee will celebrate his First Mass on
Sunday, May 20, 2007
10:00 a.m.
Holy Angels Church

The homilists are Revered John Park and Reverend William McGeown. The deacons are Rev. Mr. Martin Iwanowicz, Rev. Mr. Patrick Hoare and Rev. Mr. Patrick Cahill. Concelebrants include Reverend Ik-Joon Choi, Reverend Hyun Kim and Reverend Paul Lee.

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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Meredith Wilson
Communications Specialist

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