Ri­d­ley na­tive to be or­dained to priest­hood on Satur­day

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RI­D­LEY » One of six new priests to be or­dained Satur­day calls Delco home.

The Rev. Kyle Adam­czyk, 31, son of Ed­ward and Rose­mary Adam­czyk, will be or­dained to the priest­hood by Philadel­phia Arch­bishop Charles J. Cha­put. The solemn cer­e­mony will take place 10 a.m. Satur­day dur­ing a spe­cial Mass and cer­e­mony at the Cathe­dral Basil­ica of SS. Peter and Paul in Philadel­phia.

A na­tive of Ri­d­ley Town­ship, Adam­czyk has been serv­ing as a tran­si­tional dea­con at Saint Bede the Ven­er­a­ble Par­ish in Hol­land, Bucks County, for the past year.

“I want to serve the peo­ple of the church and bring the joy of the priest­hood into peo­ple’s hearts through our Catholic faith,” Dea­con Adam­czyk said. “I want to bring them to a level of en­joy­ment and in­volve­ment in the faith.”

Adam­czyk at­tended Our Lady of Peace Par­ish School in Mil­mont Park and Car­di­nal O’Hara High School, grad­u­at­ing in 2005. Adam­czyk earned an as­so­ciate’s de­gree from Delaware County Com­mu­nity Col­lege in 2009 and earned his Bach­e­lor of Arts de­gree in 2015 from Im­mac­u­lata Univer­sity, where he ma­jored in mu­sic and the­ol­ogy, and be­came ac­tive in the choir, cam­pus litur­gies and a cam­pus min­istry.

Af­ter en­ter­ing Saint Charles Bor­romeo Sem­i­nary in Wyn­newood, Adam­czyk earned his Mas­ter of Divin­ity de­gree in 2016 and his Mas­ter of Arts de­gree in 2018.

Fa­ther Adam­czyk will cel­e­brate his First Solemn Mass of Thanks­giv­ing at 3 p.m., Sun­day, May 20 at Our Lady of Peace Par­ish Church, 208 Mil­mont Ave., Mil­mont Park. All OLP parish­ioners and guests are welcome to at­tend.

“The par­ish has been wait­ing for this day and we are happy to have one of our own or­dained,” said the Rev. John Hand, pas­tor of OLP, this week. “All of us at Our Lady of Peace Par­ish offer Dea­con Adam­czyk – soon-to-be Fa­ther Adam­czyk – our congratulations.”

The homilist will be the Rev. Mon­signor Joseph Dun­can, who was a parochial vicar when Adam­czyk was a young parish­ioner at OLP. Con­cel­e­brants will in­clude the Rev. John Hand, the Rev. Brian Kane, and Rev. Mon­signor John Ma­rine, the pas­tor of St. Bede the Ven­er­a­ble Par­ish where Adam­czyk served his dea­con as­sign­ment.

There are six men from the Arch­dio­cese of Philadel­phia in the Or­di­na­tion Class of 2018. In ad­di­tion to Rev. Mr. Kyle Adam­czyk, those to be or­dained Satur­day in­clude the Revs. Brandon Art­man, Eric Ba­necker, Manuel Flores, Quy Pham and Patrick Muka, A na­tive of Hamil­ton, New Jersey, Muka has been serv­ing as a tran­si­tional dea­con at Our Lady of Per­pet­ual Help Par­ish in Mor­ton for the past year.

The newly or­dained priests will be as­signed, at the con­clu­sion of the Or­di­na­tion Mass, 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.

The Or­di­na­tion Mass at the Basil­ica will be streamed live at www.arch­phila.org and broad­cast via Face­book Live at www. face­book.com/Arch­bish­opCha­put.

REV. KYLE ADAM­CZYK

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