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May 15, 2012


The Rev. Mr. Daniel J. Dwyer, son of the late Mr. Francis Dwyer and Mrs. Catherine Dwyer, will be ordained to the priesthood by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. on

Saturday, May 19, 2012
9:45 a.m. (Procession)
10:00 a.m. (Mass)
Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103

A native of Philadelphia, PA, Rev. Mr. Dwyer has been serving as deacon at Nativity of Our Lord Parish in Warminster, Bucks County. He attended Saint Gabriel Parish Elementary in Philadelphia, Saint John Neumann High School, Philadelphia, received his Bachelor of Arts from Cabrini College (1986) Radnor, and he earned his Master of Divinity (1994) degree at Saint Charles Seminary. Rev. Mr. Dwyer taught Theology and Religion for the next 15 years in Archdiocesan high schools. He resumed his studies at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in 2010.

Father Dwyer will celebrate his First Mass on
Sunday, May 20, 2012
12:00 p.m.
Saint Gabriel Parish Church
2917 Dickinson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146

The homilist will be Reverend Angelo Citino. Concelebrants include Reverend Thomas Dunleavy and Reverend Angelo Citino.

There are six men from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in the Ordination Class of 2012. 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 Archbishop to assist the pastor of a parish.


Editor's Note: If you would like to receive a photograph of Father Dwyer electronically, please contact the Office for Communications at 215-587-3747 or email

Jhoselyn Martinez
Communications Specialist

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