Rev. Mr. Jonathan Rice to be Ordained to the Priesthood by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.

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The Rev. Mr. Jonathan Rice, 32, son of Mr. Robert and Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Rice, 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 Colorado, Rev. Mr. Rice has been serving as a transitional deacon at Saint Mother of Divine Providence Parish in King of Prussia, PA, for the past year. He attended Saint Louis Catholic School (1994) in Louisville, CO; home schooled (1998); Mater Dolorosa Parish School (1999) in Philadelphia, PA; Angevine Public School (2001) in Lafayette, CO; and Holy Family High School (2005) in Broomfield, CO. He earned his Master in Theology (2011) at Facoltà di Teologia in Lugano, Switzerland and took some pastoral oriented classes (2018) at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, Wynnewood.

Father Rice will celebrate his First Solemn Mass of Thanksgiving on
Sunday, May 19, 2019
12:00 p.m.
Saint Martin of Tours Parish Church
5450 E. Roosevelt Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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
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