Rev. Mr. Alexander W. Pancoast to Be Ordained to the Priesthood by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.

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The Rev. Mr. Alexander W. Pancoast, 26, son of Mr. William and Mrs. Donna Pancoast, 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 Bensalem, PA, Rev. Mr. Pancoast has been serving as a transitional deacon at Saint Bede the Venerable Parish in Holland, PA, for the past year. He attended Saint Ephrem Parish School (2006) and Bucks County Technical High School (2010) in Bensalem, PA. He earned his Bachelor of Arts (2014) and his Master of Divinity (2018) Degrees from Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, Wynnewood.

Father Pancoast will celebrate his First Solemn Mass of Thanksgiving on
Sunday, May 19, 2019
3:00 p.m.
Saint Ephrem Parish Church
5400 Hulmeville Road
Bensalem, PA 19020 (Bucks 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)