May 18, 2017

Rev. Mr. Matthew Brody 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. Matthew Brody, 26, son of Mr. James Brody and Mrs. Karen Brody, will be ordained to the Priesthood by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.  

 Saturday, May 20, 2017
10:00 a.m.
Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103

A native of Philadelphia, Rev. Mr. Brody has been serving as a transitional deacon at Holy Innocents Parish in Philadelphia for the past year. He attended Bridal Path Elementary School (2003) in Lansdale, PA, Pennbrook Middle School (2006) in North Wales, North Penn High School (2009) in Lansdale, PA, and he earned his Bachelor of Arts (2013), Master of Divinity (2016) and his Master of Arts (2017) degrees from Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, Wynnewood.

Father Brody will celebrate his First Solemn Mass of Thanksgiving on
Sunday, May 21, 2017
4:00 p.m.
Mary Mother of the Redeemer Parish Church (Montgomery County)
1325 Upper State Road
North Wales, PA 19454

The homilist will be Reverend Martin Cioppi. Concelebrants include Reverend Monsignor John T. Conway, Reverend Monsignor Philip Ricci, and Reverend Monsignor Michael Magee, and Reverend John C. Nguyen.

There are two men from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in the Ordination Class of 2017.


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 Brody, please contact the Office for Communications at 215-587-3747 or email  

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