Rev. Mr. David M. Buffum to Be Ordained to the Priesthood by Archbishop Chaput

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The Rev. Mr. David M. Buffum, 37, son of Mr. Glen and Mrs. Marie Buffum, 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 Springfield, PA, Rev. Mr. Buffum has been serving as a transitional deacon at Saint Patrick Parish in Malvern, PA, for the past year. He attended Saint Kevin Parish School (1992), E.T. Richardson Middle School (1993), Garnet Valley Middle School (1995), and Garnet Valley High School (1999) in Glen Mills, PA. He earned his Bachelor of Arts (2014) from Temple University, his Master of Divinity (2018) and his Master of Arts in Pastoral Theology (2019) Degrees from Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, Wynnewood.

Father Buffum will celebrate his First Solemn Mass of Thanksgiving on
Sunday, May 19, 2019
11:30 a.m.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish Church
2130 Franklin Avenue
Morton, PA 19070

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)