May 18, 2022

Deacon Sang Woo Chi to be Ordained to the Priesthood by Most Reverend Nelson J. Pérez

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

Deacon Sang Woo Chi, 50, son of Moon Ja Shin, 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

A native of South Korea, Deacon Chi has been serving as a transitional deacon at Saint Andrew Catholic Church (Bucks County) for the past year in final preparation for Ordination to the Priesthood. He attended Seocho High School (South Korea). He earned his Bachelor of Arts from California State University (2002), his Master of Divinity from Yale University (2005), Doctor of Theology from Boston University (2013), Master of Divinity from Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary (2021), and his Master of Arts (2022) Degree from Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary.

Father Chi will celebrate his First Solemn Mass of Thanksgiving on
Sunday, May 22, 2022
12:00 p.m.
Saint Gabriel Catholic Church
233 Mohawk Avenue
Norwood, PA 19074 recently published a profile on Rev. Mr. Chi’s journey to the priesthood. To read his profile, “Would-be Presbyterian minister instead heard call to be Catholic 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 Sang Woo Chi 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
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