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May 13, 2008


The Rev. Mr. Martin J. Ivanovich, 27, son of Zbigniew and Bozena Iwanowicz, 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 Bartoszyce, Poland; Moved to the United States in 1997, his most recent assignment was deacon at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Morton, Delaware County. He attended Romuald Traugutt Elementary School, Bartoszyce, Poland; L.S.L.M. Vocational High School, Bartoszyce, Poland; Samuel Fels Senior High School, Philadelphia before entering Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood.

Father Ivanovich will celebrate his First Mass on
Sunday, May 18, 2008
3:00 p.m.
Saint Josaphat Parish

The homilist is Reverend John Wendrychowicz. The deacons are Deacon Charles Amen and Deacon Richard Smith. Concelebrants include Reverend Leonard Lewandonski; Reverend Monsignor John Wendrychowicz; Reverend Monsignor Francis Feret and Reverend Tadeusz Gorka.

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 Ivanovich 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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