Fr. Chris Walsh
Father Chris Walsh has been the Pastor of St. Raymond of Penafort Church in Northwest Philadelphia since 2008. Prior to St. Raymond he was the School Minister at Archbishop Wood High School, Parochial Vicar at Our Lady of Ransom and spent many years working with Saint Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity in the South Bronx of New York City. Raised in Chester County, he is a graduate of Bishop Shanahan High School and Temple University. He worked in metal health with the Devereux Foundation for three years prior to entering St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. Father Chris was ordained a Deacon in 1998 and a Priest in 1999. He received training in the Spiritual Exercises at the Jesuit Center at Wernersville and has preached retreats and days of recollection throughout the country. In addition to his parish duties, Father Chris is blessed to serve with the Catholic Leadership Institute providing Leadership Training to parish leaders across the county; he is currently Chairman of the Board of the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia and actively participates in missionary work in Central Uganda.