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May 15, 2012


The Rev. Mr. Thomas P. Whittingham, 33, son of Mr. Paul Whittingham and Mrs. Martha Whittingham, will be ordained to the priesthood by Archbishop J. Charles 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 Oak Ridge, TN, Rev. Mr. Whittingham has been serving as deacon at Saint Patrick Parish, Norristown, Montgomery County. He attended Saint Mary Parish Elementary School, Oak Ridge, TN; Jefferson Junior High School, Oak Ridge, TN; University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN; University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA; and he earned his Master of Divinity (2011) and his Master of Arts (2012) degrees from Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary.

Father Whittingham will celebrate his First Mass on
Sunday, May 20, 2012
3:00 p.m.
Mother of Divine Providence Parish Church (Montgomery County)
333 Allendale Road
King of Prussia, PA 19406

The homilist will be Reverend Steven J. Marinucci. Concelebrants include Reverend Martin Cioppi, Reverend Charles Zlock, Reverend Augustus Puleo, Reverend Steven J. Marinucci, and Very Reverend Michael Roark.

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 Whittingham electronically, please contact the Office for Communications at 215-587-3747 or email

Jhoselyn Martinez
Communications Specialist

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