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May 17, 2011


The Rev. Mr. David M. Friel, 26, son of Mr. and Mrs. John and Patricia Friel, will be ordained to the priesthood by Cardinal Justin Rigali on

Saturday, May 21, 2011
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 Furlong, PA. Rev. Mr. Friel has been serving as deacon at Saint Anthony of Padua, Ambler, Montgomery County. He attended Our Lady of Mount Carmel Elementary School (1999) Doylestown; Archbishop Wood High School (2003) Warminster; and earned his Bachelor of Arts ( 2007), Master of Divinity (2010) and Master of Arts (2011) at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary.

Father Friel will celebrate his First Mass on
Sunday, May 22, 2011
2:30 p.m.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel
235 East State Street
Doylestown, Bucks County

The homilist is Reverend Patrick J. Welsh. Concelebrants include Reverend Monsignor Charles H. Hagan; Reverend Monsignor Stephen P. McHenry; Reverend Monsignor Joseph G. Prior; and Reverend Charles Zlock. The deacons are Rev. Mr. Brian Wayne and Deacon George V. Corwell.
There are three men from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in the Class of 2011. 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 Friel 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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