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May 11, 2010


The Rev. Mr. Michael J. Pawelko, 43, son of Mr. Joseph Pawelko and the late Mrs. Carmela Pawelko, 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 Green Lane, PA. Rev. Mr. Pawelko has been serving as deacon at Saint Bede the Venerable, Holland, Bucks County. He attended Saint Philip Neri Parish School, Perkiomen Heights and Upper Perkiomen High School before entering Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood. Mr. Pawelko earned a Bachelor of Arts (2006), Master of Divinity (2009) and Master of Arts degrees (2010) at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary.

Father Pawelko will celebrate his First Mass on
Sunday, May 16, 2010
2:30 p.m.
Saint Isidore Church
2545 West Pumping Station Road
Quakertown, Bucks County

The homilist is Reverend Monsignor Thomas P. Flanigan. Concelebrants include Reverend Frederick J. Riegler; Reverend Monsignor John C. Marine, Reverend Henry C. Graf and Reverend Sean G. Carpenter. The deacons are Reverend Mr. Jon Thomas (Diocese of Camden) and Reverend Mr. Brian M. Miller.

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 Pawelko 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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