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May 16, 2007


Cardinal Justin Rigali, Archbishop of Philadelphia, will ordain seven men to the priesthood 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

Ordination will take place during the Mass following Cardinal Rigali's homily. At the time of Ordination 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.

Those being ordained are: Rev. Mr. Ronald W. Check, Rev. Mr. Keith J. Chylinski, Rev. Mr. John E. Donia, Rev. Mr. Jaehwa J. Lee, Rev. Mr. Michael V. Marrone, Rev. Mr. William J. Monahan and Rev. Mr. Stephen H. Paulino. All have completed studies at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood.

Live streaming video of the Ordination Mass will be available at


Editor's Note: Individual releases on each new priest are available at Photographs of the Ordination candidates are available by e-mailing or calling the Office for Communications at 215-587-3747.

Video cameras will not be permitted in the Cathedral during the Mass. Reporters and still cameras, with very limited movement, will be allowed. There will be a mult-box feed (audio and video) provided outside the Cathedral.

Dan Skalski
Communication - Programs Coordinator

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