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May 14, 2007


The Rev. Mr. William J. Monahan, 36, son of George and Anne Monahan, 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 Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in Morton. He attended Saint Matthew School; Father Judge High School for Boys, and Holy Family College (now University) before entering Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood.

Father Monahan will celebrate his First Mass on
Sunday, May 20, 2007
3:00 p.m.
Saint Matthew Church

The homilist is Reverend Peter J. Welsh. The deacons are Rev. Mr. Robert C. Burns and Rev. Mr. Joseph M. Oliver. Concelebrants include Reverend Monsignor Charles E. McGroarty, Reverend Monsignor John M. Savinski, Revered Daniel Mackle and Reverend Mark J. Haynes.

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 Monahan electronically, please contact the Communications Office at 215-587-3747 or contact Meredith Wilson at

Meredith Wilson
Communications Specialist

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