May 16, 2018

Rev. Mr. Patrick J. Muka 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. Patrick J. Muka, 26, son of Mr. John and Mrs. Patty Muka, 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 Hamilton, New Jersey, Rev. Mr. Muka has been serving as a transitional deacon at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in Morton, PA, for the past year. He attended Saint Raphael Parish School (2000), Grice Middle School (2003), and Hamilton West High School (2007) in Hamilton, NJ. He earned his Bachelor of Arts (2012), his Master of Divinity (2017) and his Master of Arts (2018) degrees from Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, Wynnewood.  

Father Muka will celebrate his First Solemn Mass of Thanksgiving on
Sunday, May 20, 2018
3:00 p.m.
Saint Andrew Parish Church
81 Swamp Road
Newtown, PA 18940 (Montgomery County)

The homilist will be Reverend Monsignor Michael Picard. Concelebrants include Reverend Monsignor John Savinski, Reverend William Dooner, and Reverend Michael Gerlach.

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


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