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May 13, 2009


The Rev. Mr. Michael Speziale, 25, son of Frank and Linda Speziale, 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 Willow Grove, Pa., Rev. Mr. Speziale has been serving as deacon at Mary, Mother of Redeemer Parish, North Wales, Montgomery County. He attended Our Lady of Consolation Parish School, Philadelphia (1989-95); St. David Parish School (1995-97), Willow Grove; and Cardinal Dougherty High School (2001) before entering Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood. Mr. Speziale earned a Bachelor of Arts degree (2005) and Master of Divinity (2008) from Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary.

Father Speziale will celebrate his First Mass on
Sunday, May 17, 2009
2:30 p.m.
Saint David Church
316 North Easton Road
Willow Grove, Montgomery County

The homilist is Reverend Joseph Gleason. The deacons are Rev. Mr. Mathew Tralies and Rev. Mr. Thomas Garnder. Concelebrants include Reverend Monsignor Richard T. Bolger; Reverend Monsignor William J. Lynn; Reverend Monsignor James P. Matteo; Reverend Monsignor Phillip C. Ricci; Reverend Monsignor Charles L. Sangermano; and Reverend Joseph W. Bongard.
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 Speziale electronically, please contact the Communications Office at 215-587-3747 or

Dan Skalski
St. Charles Seminary Program Director

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