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May 13, 2009


The Rev. Mr. Anthony T. Rossi, 27, son of John and Mary Rossi, will be ordained to the priesthood by Cardinal Justin Rigali on

Saturday, May 16, 2009
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 North Wales, Pa., Rev. Mr. Rossi has been serving as deacon at Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Warminster, Bucks County. He attended Saint John of the Cross, Roslyn, Pa.; and Bishop McDevitt, Wyncote, Pa. (2000) before enrollment at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood. Mr. Rossi earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2004 and Master of Divinity degree at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in 2008.

Father Rossi will celebrate his First Mass on
Sunday, May 17, 2009
2:30 p.m.
Corpus Christi Church
900 Sumneytown Pike
Lansdale, Montgomery County

The homilist is Reverend Keith J. Chylinski. The deacons are Reverend Mr. James DeGrassa; Reverend Mr. John Krajczar; Reverend Mr. Michael Pawelko; and Deacon Francis Langsdorf. Concelebrants include Reverend Monsignor Thomas J. Duane; Reverend Monsignor Thomas P. Flanigan; Reverend Angelo R. Citino; Reverend Robert B. McDermott; and Reverend Kevin J. Gallagher.
There are six Archdiocese of Philadelphia men in the Class of 2009. At the end of May, each of the newly ordained priests will be assigned to an Archdiocesan parish 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 Rossi electronically, please contact the Communications Office at 215-587-3747 or

Dan Skalski
St. Charles Seminary Program Director

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