Most Reverend Nelson J. Pérez to Ordain Six Men to the Priesthood for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia

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

Most Reverend Nelson J. Pérez, Archbishop of Philadelphia, will be the principal celebrant and homilist at Mass and ordain six men to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The Rite of Ordination will take place during Mass following the Liturgy of the Word.

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

Those being ordained are: Reverend Mr. Andrew J. Auletta; Reverend Mr. Sang Woo Chi; Reverend Mr. Henry F. Graebe III; Reverend Mr. Andrew F. Lane; Reverend Mr. Ryan Nguyen; and Reverend Mr. Roneld Saint Louis.

Each of the newly ordained priests will be assigned to a parish in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia where they will serve as parochial vicars. A parochial vicar is a priest appointed by the Archbishop to assist the pastor of a parish with his pastoral and administrative duties.

All throughout the five-county region are invited to participate in-person or virtually. The Mass will be streamed live to; Archbishop Pérez’s Facebook page; and Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary

About Saint Charles Seminary

Founded in 1832, Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary has been forming men for priestly service in the Catholic Church for 190 years. In August 2021, the seminary expected an overall enrollment of 149 seminarians.  Saint Charles’ seminarian population is becoming increasingly diverse with approximately 38% of its students now coming from Asian, Latino, or African countries. Of the 27 new seminarians, 12 are seminarians studying for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, and there are 66 new or returning seminarians for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia studying at Saint Charles. With the generosity of many, these young seminarians are able to successfully transform into the compassionate and loyal priests and inspiring leaders of tomorrow’s Church.

For more information on Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, please call 610-667-3394 or visit

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Editor’s Note: Media trucks can access an external mult-box in the parking lot at the rear of the Cathedral. The parking lot entrance is located on 17th Street. A press audio/video mult-box clean feed will be provided in the Cathedral parking lot with multiple HD-SDI video (BNC) and mic/line (XLR) connections

The video/audio mult-box features both Program and Cleanfeed 1080i video with embedded audio (BNC) and Program audio (XLR). Crews will need a live truck or recording device. Please note that due to construction in the lot beside the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center, media outlets will need longer cords than previous years to plug into the mult-box.

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