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May 9, 2008


The Rev. Mr. Brian M. Kean, 28, son of Bruce and Geraldine Kean, will be ordained to the priesthood by Cardinal Justin Rigali on

Saturday, May 17, 2008
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 Langhorne, Bucks County, his most recent assignment was deacon at saint St. Stanislaus Parish in Lansdale, Montgomery County. He attended Saint Francis Cabrini Elementary School in Fairless Hills, Bucks County, Conwell-Egan Cathilic High School, Fairless Hills, Bucks County, East Strausburg University, Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania before entering Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood.

Father Kean will celebrate his First Mass on
Sunday, May 18, 2008
2:30 p.m.
Saint Francis Cabrini Church
Fairless Hills, Bucks County

The homilist is Reverend David E. Diamond, Vice Rector, Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary. The deacons are Deacon John Weber and Deacon Louis F. Hoelzle.

There are three men in the Class of 2008. 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 Kean electronically, please contact the Office for Communications at 215-587-3747 or

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Dan Skalski
Communication - Programs Director

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