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May 14, 2013


The Ordination Mass will be streamed live at

The Rev. Mr. John Patrick Stokely, son of Deacon Patrick and Mrs. Joan Stokely, 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 Philadelphia, Rev. Mr. John Patrick Stokely has been serving as a deacon at Saint John the Evangelist Parish in Morrisville, Bucks County. He attended Saint Aloysius Academy Elementary School in Bryn Mawr, PA, and Bishop Shanahan High School in Chester County. He received his Bachelor of Arts, Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Pastoral Theology Degrees at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary.

Father Stokely will celebrate his Mass of Thanksgiving on
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Saint Agnes Parish
2:00 p.m.
211 West Gay Street
West Chester, PA 19380 (Chester County)

The homilist will be Reverend Monsignor Michael Magee, Chair of The Systematic Theology Department at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary. Concelebrants include Reverend Monsignor Joseph Prior, Reverend Alfonso Concha, Reverend Patrick Brady, and Reverend Joseph McCaughlin.

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

Jhoselyn Martinez
Communications Specialist

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