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May 14, 2013


The Ordination Mass will be streamed live at

The Rev. Mr. Thomas Viviano, son of Mr. Thomas and Mrs. Alicemary Viviano, 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 Abington, (Montgomery County), Rev. Mr. Viviano has been serving as a deacon at Saint Patrick Parish in Montgomery County. He attended Saint John Bosco Elementary School and Archbishop Wood High School, both in Bucks County. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree at DeSales University and his Masters of Divinity Degree at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary.

Father Viviano will celebrate his Mass of Thanksgiving on
Sunday, May 19, 2013
2:00 p.m.
Saint John Bosco Catholic Church
235 East County Line Road
Hatboro, PA 19040 (Bucks County)

The homilist will be Reverend Martin Cioppi, Pastor of Mother of Divine Providence Church in King of Prussia, Montgomery County. Concelebrants include Reverend Gary Kramer, Reverend Gerald Ronan, Reverend Ronald Check, Reverend David Friel and Reverend Michael Newman, D.S.F.S.

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

Jhoselyn Martinez
Communications Specialist

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