May 18, 2022

Deacon Roneld Saint Louis 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 Roneld Saint Louis, 30, son of Mr. Roland Nazaire and Mrs. Gisele Saint Louis, will be ordained to the Priesthood by Most Reverend Nelson J. Pérez, Archbishop of Philadelphia. He will become the first Haitian-born priest to be ordained for the Archdiocese 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

A native of Haiti, Deacon Saint Louis has been serving as a transitional deacon at Our Lady of Calvary (Philadelphia County) for the past year in final preparation for Ordination to the Priesthood. He attended St Peter and Lycee Nord Alexis High School in Jeremie, Haiti. He earned his Bachelor of Philosophy from Salesian Pontifical University (2015) and his Master of Divinity (2021) and his Master of Arts (2022) Degrees from Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, Wynnewood.

Father Saint Louis will celebrate his First Solemn Mass of Thanksgiving on
Sunday, May 22, 2022
1:30 p.m.
Saint William Catholic Church
6200 Rising Sun Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111 recently published a profile on Deacon Saint Louis’ journey to the priesthood. To read his profile, “As 1st Haitian priest in Phila., seminarian to carry on a legacy,” 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 Roneld Saint Louis 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)