ON Pentecost Sunday, May 17, the Pope will ordain three of 26 deacons from Rome's Beda College for late vocations, who arc becoming priests this year. The three will be among students from international seminaries the Pope is ordaining to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his own ordination, which took place at Brescia on May 29, 1920.
They are: Rev. David ArdaghWalter, 29, from South Shields, a former Anglican teacher and theology student, He will go to Westminster Archdiocese.
Rev. Arthur Amy, 65, a Pembroke College, Oxford, graduate, whose career was spent mainly in teaching and lecturing in schools and universities in Egypt. the Sudan and Ghana. He will go to the El Obeied diocese, Sudan.
Rev. Edward M. Rolph, S.P., 33, from Akron, Ohio, a Bachelor of Arts of John Carroll University, Cleveland, he taught for some time in Catholic schools before joining the servants of the paraclete, with whom he will continue after ordination.
Cardinal John J. Wright, Prefect Of the Sacred Congregation for the Clergy, will ordain 12 Bede deacons in the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls on March 14, Among them will be the Rev. William Jordan, M.B.E.,
60-year-old Ncw Zealander, whose exploits as a secret agent in German-occupied Greece and France are recounted in his recently-published book, "Conquest Without Victory" (Hodder and Stoughton). He will go to the diocese of Auckland, New Zealand.
Rev. Walter Drumm, 30, dean of the Beda, comes from Highgate. An Oxford M.A., he was English master at The Grange, Warlingham, Surrey, for four years before going to the Beda. An active Dominican tertiary, he was leader of the London chapter. He goes to Westminster.
Rev. Dennis Gordon Brayshaw, 51, of Cheltenham, a former Anglican, will be ordained for the Diocese of Kabala, Uganda. For 16 years, he was education officer in Sudan and Nigeria.
Rev. Brian Lawrence Irving, 30, was a civil servant with the R.A.F. at Carlisle and then became a professional teacher of dancing. Ile entered the Catholic Church in 1963, later started training for the priesthood at Campion House, Osterley, before entering the Beda. He goes to La ncaster.
Rev. Patrick Kelley, 60, of Cardonagh, Co. Donegal, read law at King's Inn, Dublin, and wasicalled to the Irish Bar before joining the Irish Civil Service. He goes to Menevia.
Also for the diocese is Rev. Paul Logue, 47, one of a family of 11 from Lettcrlillue, Cloghan, Co. Donegal. He joined the St. John of God brothers in Dublin and became a qualified psychiatric nurse and teacher for subnormal children. He entered Campion House, Osterley in 1964 and then the Beda.
Rev. Walter T. Martin, 66, of North Cheam, Surrey, is a widower with two daughthers, Sister Margaret Martin, of the Daughters of the Cross, Manchester, and Sister JOhn Martin, Sister of Charity, S.V.P. Mill Hill. A London University Bachelor of Science, he practised as an air-conditioning engineer. He goes 40 Southwark.
Rev. Gerard Frances Murphy, 44, of Liverpool, served as prison officer, housemaster in special schools and as child care officer in London. lie is for Brentwood diocese.
Rev. Paul Wilkins, 45, was born at Lee, London, and educated at St. Michael's College. Brussels and Ealing Priory (now Ealing Abbey), where his brother, Dom Casimir Wilkins, O.S.B., is bursar. He practised accountancy and banking in Brussels, Paris and London. He goes to Arundel and Brighton diocese.
Rev. Kevin Phethean, 41, from Worcester, who worked in the administration section of an engineering firm, goes to Plymouth. Rev. Ferdinand Couture, S.P., 36, of Vermont, U.S.A. who, after two years in the U.S. Army, operated a barber shop in Montpelier. He joined the Servants of the Paraclete, serving in America, Bolivia and the Argentine. He will continue with them after ordination.
So will another member of the order, Rev. Donald Roy, 29, of Burlington, Vermont. who will be ordained there by Bishop Robert Joyce on June 29. He served with the Servants of the Paraclete in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, and Villa Elise, La Plata. Argentine, before going to the Beda. Cardinal Heenan will ordain Rev. Alan Grisewood, 36, at St. Aloysites Church, Euston, on March 14 for the diocese of Taipei, Formosa. He was born in Cyprus, taught English and Italian in Spain, Germany and Italy, and also worked in the publishing industry.
At the same time, Cardinal Heenan will ordain Rev. Frederick Thomas, 36, for Westminster. lie was born in Leeds and educated at Great Yarmouth grammar school. He was an engine driver for British Railways. A former Anglican, he started studying for the priesthood at Campion House and St. Edmund's.
Rev. John Philip Sewell, 69, was born in Birmingham, where his father was organist at the Oratory. He was educated at Westminster Cathedral Choir School, (his father then being the cathedral organist). Clapham Xavierian College and Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School.
He worked first in banking, then in publishing and, from 1925 to 1939. was also a regular member of the Sadlers Wells Opera Company. He is a widower. He will be ordained on April 1 for Arundel and Brighton at the Poor Clares Convent, near Arundel.
Rev. Michael Lee, 42. of Southport, Lancashire. will he ordained on Easter Monday in Liverpool Cathedral for the Archdiocese of Liverpool. His sister, Sister Miriam Lee. S.N.D.. will travel to Liverpool from Seeth Africa for the ordination. Rev. Lee graduated LL.B (Hons.) at
Liverpool University, became a fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute and worked in insurance organisations. He served as a lieutenant with the King's Regiment in Cyprus. He was assistant dean at the Beda.
Rev. Michael Norieka, 35, former school teacher in Wisconsin, U.S.A., will be ordained later this year in America for the Blessed Sacrament Fathers. Rev. Edmund Paulaskas, 32, a former well-known football player, will he ordained in Rome for the Diocese of Beaumont, Texas. Rev. ohn Lawrence, 37, of London, formerly in the motor industry, wiJll be ordained in St. George's Cathedral for Southwark Archdiocese.
Rev. Patrick Ibar Walsh, 36, of Wexford, will be ordained in Wexford Cathedral for Salford Diocese. He was a weaving industry factory inspector.
Rev. Eldred Murray Leslie, 42, of Fascadale, Port Shepstone, South Africa, was secretary of
the Association of Chambers of Commerce in South Africa. He also worked in the town clerk's department in Durban and as a lecturer in Johannesburg University. Bishop Casey of Brentwood will ordain him at Chingford on March 14 for the Archdiocese of Durban.
Fr. John Rademaker, O.M.I., born in Amsterdam, who was ordained in Rome last December, was the first Oblate of Mary Immaculate to be ordained from the Beda. Rev. Robin Paulson, 35, from Nottingham, trained in Rugby as an electrical engineer and joined the Church in 1951. He was ordained last month for the Institute of Charity (Rosminian Fathers).
Mgr. Wilfrid Buxton, ViceRector of the Beda College, Rome, since 1964, commemorated the 25th anniversary of his ordination, in Lancaster Cathedral, on Ash Wednesday. A celebration is being held at the Beda on' Saturday.