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May 14, 2013


The Ordination Mass will be streamed live at

The Rev. Mr. Sean Loomis, son of Mr. Frank and Mrs. Janice Dea Loomis, will be ordained to the priesthood by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. on

Saturday, May 18, 2013
9:45 a.m. (Procession)
10:00 a.m. (Mass)
Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Born in Stuttgart, Germany, Rev. Mr. Sean Loomis has been serving as a deacon at Saint Anselm Parish in Philadelphia. He attended Oakmont Elementary School and Haverford High School, both in Delaware County. He attended Kutztown University from 2003-2005 and received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Franciscan University in 2007. Deacon Loomis earned both his Masters of Divinity and Theology Degrees at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary.

Father Loomis will celebrate his Mass of Thanksgiving on
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Saint Denis Catholic Church
2401 Street Denis Lane
Havertown, PA 19083 (Delaware County)

The homilist will be Reverend Monsignor Francis Nave, pastor of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Bath, PA. Concelebrants include Reverend Herbert Sperger, Reverend Christopher Markellos and Reverend Justin Braun.

There are three men from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in the Ordination Class of 2013. 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.

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

Jhoselyn Martinez
Communications Specialist

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