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May 14, 2007


The Rev. Mr. Michael V. Marrone, 32, son of Carmen and Rosemarie Marrone, 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 South Philadelphia, his most recent assignment was deacon at Saint Robert Ballarmine Parish in Warminster. He attended Saint Monica School; Saint John Neumann High School for Boys; LaSalle University, and Villanova University before entering Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood.

Father Marrone will celebrate his First Mass on
Sunday, May 20, 2007
2:30 p.m.
Saint Monica Church

The homilist is Reverend William McCandless, O.S.F.S. The deacons are Rev. Mr. Patrick Cahill and Rev. Mr. William J. Monahan. Concelebrants include Reverend Joseph Kelly, Reverend Pat McManus, Reverend John Babowitch, Reverend Joseph Okonski, Reverend Sparagowski, Reverend William McCandless, O.S.F.S., Reverend Thomas Higgins, Reverend Zachary Navit, Reverend Joseph Devlin, Reverend Joseph Gallagher, Reverend William Kaufmann, Reverend Monsignor James Beisel, Reverend Monsignor Michael Burke, Reverend Monsignor George Mazzotta and Reverend Monsignor Albin Grous.

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.


Editor's Note: If you would like to receive a photograph of Father Marrone electronically, please contact the Communications Office at 215-587-3747 or contact Meredith Wilson at

Meredith Wilson
Communications Specialist

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