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June 29, 2011

Archdiocese Observes Pope Benedict XVI's
60th Anniversary of Ordination to Priesthood with Eucharistic Adoration

Cardinal Justin Rigali, Archbishop of Philadelphia, has asked all of the faithful of the Archdiocese to join in celebrating Pope Benedict XVI's 60th anniversary of Ordination to the Priesthood with a designated period of Eucharistic adoration through Friday, July 1st.

Today, Wednesday, June 29th, the Holy Father celebrates 60 years as a priest. People throughout the world have been invited to observe this occasion by praying for intentions before the Blessed Sacrament and in particular for an increase in vocations to the Priesthood.


Editor's Note: For a complete list of parishes designated as locations to participate in the Holy Father's anniversary, please visit

Kenneth A. Gavin
Associate Director of Communications

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