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May 13, 2009


The Rev. Mr. Jonathan Dalin, 36, son of Thomas and Christine Dalin, will be ordained to the priesthood by Cardinal Justin Rigali, Archbishop of Philadelphia, 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 Washington Township, N.J., Rev. Mr. Dalin has been serving as deacon at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Morton, Delaware County. He attended St. Philip Neri Elementary in Philadelphia; St. John Neumann High School (1990); and is a 1995 graduate of Holy Family University. Mr. Dalin earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice before entering Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood. Mr. Dalin earned his Master of Arts in Religious Studies (2003) and Master of Divinity (2007) degrees at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary.

Father Dalin will celebrate his First Mass on
Sunday, May 17, 2009
11:00 a.m.
Saint Charles Borromeo Church
Washington Township, NJ

The homilist is Reverend Monsignor James R. Tracy. The deacons are Rev. Mr. Harold McKale and Rev. Mr. Eugene Ritz. Concelebrants include Reverend Monsignor John A. Close; Reverend Monsignor Louis A. D'Addezio; Reverend Monsignor Richard Malone; Reverend John J. Nordeman; and Reverence Christopher M. Walsh.
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 Dalin electronically, please contact the Communications Office at 215-587-3747 or

Dan Skalski
St. Charles Seminary Program Director

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