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May 14, 2007


The Rev. Mr. Stephen H. Paolino, 26, son of John and Susan Tassoni, and the late Stephen Paolino, 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 Broomall, his most recent assignment was deacon at Saint Stanislaus Parish in Lansdale. He attended Saint Pius X Elementary School in Broomall; Loomis Elementary School; Saint Aloysius Academy in Bryn Mawr; and Cardinal O'Hara High School before entering Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood.

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

The homilist is Reverend Joseph L. Maloney. The deacons are Rev. Mr. Stephen C. Kazanjian and Rev. Mr. Joseph Ianucci. Concelebrants include Reverend H. James Hutchins, Reverend James J. Kelly, Reverend Monsignor Charles Vance, Reverend Monsignor Joseph Murray, Reverend Gasper Genuardi, Reverend Joseph L. Maloney and Reverend Kevin M. Gualano (Diocese of Allentown).

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

Meredith Wilson
Communications Specialist

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