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May 13, 2009


The Rev. Mr. Jeffrey M. Rott, 30, son of Mark and Rachele Rott, 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 Collegeville, Pa., Rev. Mr. Rott has been serving as deacon at Saint Anastasia Parish, Newtown Square, Delaware County. He attended Perkiomen Valley High School and earned a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Business Administration from Bloomsburg (PA) University in 2000. Mr. Rott earned a Master of Divinity degree at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in 2008.

Father Rott will celebrate his First Mass on
Sunday, May 17, 2009
3:00 p.m.
Saint Eleanor Church
647 Locust Street
Collegeville, Montgomery County

The homilist is Reverend Lawrence McNeil (Diocese of Harrisburg). The deacons are Deacon Albert Derivan and Deacon Joseph DeRosa. Concelebrants include Reverend Patrick E. Sweeney; Reverend John A. Franey; Reverend Joseph P. McGeown; and Reverend Joseph T. Szolack.
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 Rott electronically, please contact the Communications Office at 215-587-3747 or

Dan Skalski
St. Charles Seminary Program Director

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