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May 11, 2010


The Rev. Mr. Matthew J. Tralies, 29, son of Karen and John Tralies 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 Norristown, PA. Rev. Mr. Tralies has been serving as deacon at Immaculate Heart of Mary, Philadelphia. He attended Visitation B.V.M. Parish School Trooper, Kennedy-Kenrick High School, Norristown and Villanova University before entering Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood. Mr. Tralies earned Master of Divinity (2009) and Master of Arts (2010) degrees at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary.

Father Tralies will celebrate his First Mass on
Sunday, May 16, 2010
2:30 p.m.
Visitation B.V.M. Church
196 North Trooper Road
Norristown, Montgomery County

The homilist is Reverend Zachary W. Navit. Concelebrants include Reverend Monsignor Thomas A. Murray, Reverend Monsingor Joseph P. McGeown, Reverend Monsignor John J. Jagodzinski and Reverend Patrick J. Welsh. The deacons are Reverend Mr. David M. Friel and Deacon George W. Kletzel.

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 Tralies 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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