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May 17, 2011


The Rev. Mr. Christopher P. Landis, 27, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond and Winifred Landis, 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 Phoenixville, PA. Rev. Mr. Landis has been serving as deacon at Saint Andrew Parish, Newtown, Bucks County. He attended East Pikeland Elementary School (1996) Phoenixville, Phoenixville Middle School (1999) Phoenixville, St. Pius X High School (2003) Pottstown, and earned his Bachelor of Arts (2007), Master of Divinity (2010) and his Master of Arts (2011) degrees from Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary.

Father Landis will celebrate his First Mass on
Sunday, May 22, 2011
2:30 p.m.
Saint Basil the Great
Kimberton Road at Route 113
Kimberton, Chester County

The homilist is Reverend Monsignor Michael C. Picard. Concelebrants include Reverend Gary T. Pacitt and Reverend Joseph W. Bongard. The deacons are Rev. Mr. Thomas P. Whittingham and Deacon Edward E. Duess.

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 Landis 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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