Rev. Mr. Alessandro P. Giardini to Be Ordained to the Priesthood By Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.

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The Rev. Alessandro P. Giardini, 26, son of Mr. Frank and Mrs. Deborah Giardini, will be ordained to the Priesthood by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.  

Saturday, May 18, 2019
10:00 a.m.
Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103

A native of Downingtown, PA, Rev. Mr. Giardini has been serving as a transitional deacon at Saint Aloysius Parish in Pottstown, PA, for the past year. He was home school throughout primary school and attended Bishop Shanahan High School 2010 in Downingtown, PA. He earned his Bachelor of Arts (2014), his Master of Divinity (2018) and his Master of Arts (2019) Degrees from Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, Wynnewood.

Father Giardini will celebrate his First Solemn Mass of Thanksgiving on
Sunday, May 19, 2019
2:00 p.m.
Saint Joseph Parish Church
332 Manor Avenue
Downingtown, PA 19335 (Chester County)

There are seven men from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in the Ordination Class of 2019.


Editor’s Note: The newly ordained priests will be assigned, at the conclusion of the Ordination Mass, 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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Jhoselyn Martinez
Communications Specialist
215-587-3747 (office)