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May 11, 2010


The Rev. Mr. Thomas J. Gardner, 26, son of Christine and Thomas Gardner, will be ordained to the priesthood by Cardinal Justin Rigali on

Saturday, May 15, 2010
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 Glenside,PA. Rev. Mr. Gardner has been serving as deacon at Mary, Mother of the Redeemer Parish in North Wales, Montgomery County. He attended Bishop McDevitt High School and earned his Bachelor of Arts (2006), Master of Divinity (2009) and his Master of Arts (2010) degrees from Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary.
Father Gardner will celebrate his First Mass on
Sunday, May 16, 2010
2:30 p.m.
Saint Luke the Evangelist Church
Easton Road and Fairhill Avenue
Glenside, Montgomery County

The homilist is Reverend Martin T. Cioppi. Concelebrants include Reverend Monsignor J. Michael Flood; Reverend Joseph D. Brandt; and Reverend Monsignor Phillip C. Ricci. The deacons are Reverend Mr. Marcin D. Kania, and Reverend Mr. Christopher P. Picollo.
There are six Archdiocese of Philadelphia men in the Class of 2010. 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 Gardner electronically, please contact the Office for Institutional Advancement at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary at 610-785-6231 or

Dan Skalski
Communications/Promotions Coordinator

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