The Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Deacon Andrew F. Lane to Be Ordained to the Priesthood by Most Reverend Nelson J. Pérez

The Mass with the Rite of Ordination will be streamed live via Facebook Live at  and

Deacon Andrew F. Lane, 27, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael and Maria Lane, will be ordained to the Priesthood by Most Reverend Nelson J. Pérez, Archbishop of Philadelphia.

Saturday, May 21, 2022
10:00 a.m.
Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Deacon Lane was born in Newark, Delaware and was raised in several states on the east coast including: Pennsylvania, Georgia, North Carolina, and New York. He has been serving as a transitional deacon at Saint Katherine of Siena Catholic Church (Philadelphia County) for the past year in final preparation for Ordination to the Priesthood. He attended High School at Aquinas Academy in Bear, Delaware and Immaculate Conception Apostolic School in Center Harbor, New Hampshire. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy (2018) and his Master of Divinity (2021) from Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, Wynnewood.

Father Lane will celebrate his First Solemn Mass of Thanksgiving on
Sunday, May 22, 2022
4:00 p.m.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
203 Church Road
Oxford, PA 19363 recently published a profile on Deacon Lane’s journey to the priesthood. To read his profile, “Mission trip to Haiti ignited his zeal to become a priest,” please click here.

There are six men from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in the Ordination Class of 2022. Following the conclusion of Mass with the Rite of Ordination, they will be assigned 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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Editor’s Note: A photograph of Deacon Andrew F. Lane is attached for publication purposes with credit to the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

For information about the Mass with the Rite of Ordination scheduled for Saturday, May 21, 2022, please click here.

Founded in 1832, Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary has been forming men for priestly service in the Catholic Church for 190 years. For more information on Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, please call 610-667-3394 or visit

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