Our 2018 Celebrant, Fr. Keith Chylinski

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Fr. Keith Chylinski is a priest of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. He was ordained in 2007, and was subsequently assigned to St. Anselm Parish (2007-2011) and Mary, Mother of the Redeemer Parish (2011-12). In 2012, he was assigned by Archbishop Chaput to full time graduate studies in the field of Clinical Psychology. After obtaining his Master’s degree, he was assigned to St. Charles Borromeo Seminary as faculty member and Director of Counseling Services. He is now in his 5th year at the Seminary.

Fr. Chylinski says the opening prayer at the special Mass on Sept. 16 to mark the Padre Pio Festival.

Fr. Chylinski has had a strong devotion to Padre Pio since he began discerning a call to the priesthood during his undergraduate studies at Temple University. As a seminarian in 2002, he was blessed to attend the Canonization of St. Pio in Rome, and then made his first of many pilgrimages to Pietrelcina and San Giovanni Rotondo. St. Pio has been a spiritual father to him throughout his priesthood, and he loves to share his devotion with seminarians and parishioners alike. He is also the spiritual director of the Padre Pio Prayer Group at St. Eleanor Parish in Collegeville, Pa.

Fr. Chylinski’s gave a wonderful homily, focusing on St. Pio’s devotion to the cross.