Ridley native to be ordained to priesthood on Saturday
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