May 18, 2022

Deacon Henry F. Graebe III 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 Henry F. Graebe III, 35, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry F. and Alice Graebe, will be ordained to the Priesthood by Most Reverend Nelson J. Pérez, Archbishop of Philadelphia. His older brother is a priest and serves as a pastor at a Catholic Church in Lower Manhattan, New York.

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

A native of Freehold, New Jersey, Deacon Graebe has been serving as a transitional deacon at Saint Joseph Catholic Church (Chester County) for the past year in final preparation for Ordination to the Priesthood. He attended Red Bank Catholic High School in Red Bank, New Jersey. He earned his Bachelor of Science from the University of Scranton (2009), his Master of Divinity (2021) and his Master of Arts (2022) Degrees from Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, Wynnewood.

Father Graebe will celebrate his First Solemn Mass of Thanksgiving on
Sunday, May 22, 2022
12:00 p.m.
Saint Andrew Church
81 Swamp Road
Newtown, PA 18940 recently published a profile on Deacon Graebe’s journey to the priesthood. To read his profile, “Journey from politics to priesthood helps lead others to heaven,” 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 Henry F. Graebe III 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)