Fr. Chris Walsh
Father Chris Walsh has been the Pastor of St. Cecilia Church in Philadelphia since 2022. He previously served as Pastor of St. Raymond of Penafort Church in Northwest Philadelphia, School Minister at Archbishop Wood High School, and Parochial Vicar at Our Lady of Ransom. He also spent time 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 mental health with the Devereux Foundation 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.