May 16, 2018

Rev. Mr. Manuel Flores to be Ordained to the Priesthood by Archbishop Chaput

The Ordination Mass will be streamed live at and broadcast via Facebook Live at

The Rev. Mr. Manuel Flores, 28, son of Mr. Ismael Flores and Mrs. Yeidy Rodriguez, will be ordained to the Priesthood by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.   

Saturday, May 19, 2018
10:00 a.m.
Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103

A native of Ponce, Puerto Rico, Rev. Mr. Flores has been serving as a transitional deacon at Sacred Heart Parish, Oxford, PA, and assisted at Saint Rocco, PA, for the past year. He attended John H. Elkin Elementary School, John Paul Jones Middle School, Jules E. Mastbaum High School in Philadelphia and he earned his Bachelor of Arts, Master of Divinity (2017) and his Master of Arts (2018) degrees from Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, Wynnewood.

Father Flores will celebrate his First Solemn Mass of Thanksgiving on
Sunday, May 20, 2018
1:30 p.m.
Saint Hugh of Cluny Church
145 West Tioga Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140

The homilist will be Reverend Gus Puleo. Concelebrants include Most Reverend John McIntyre, Reverend Herbert Sperger, Reverend Michael Hennelly, and Reverend Michael Speziale.

There are six men from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in the Ordination Class of 2018.


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.

If you would like to receive a photograph of Father Flores, please contact the Office for Communications at 215-587-3747 or email  


Jhoselyn Martinez
Communications Specialist
215-587-3747 (office)