Aidan Slack, writing from Ushaw College, Durham, hopes to be ordained on Easter Monday. His first Mass will be at Mrs Kenyon's oratory at Gillingham Hall. Hopes to reconcile a lapsed Catholic there and requests faculties for Gillingham. manuscript annotation: Gave faculties for Gillingham Hall only."
Austin Treamer, AA, Provincial reminds Fr Reeman that they met outside Westminster Cathedral and asks if Brother Anselm Amps, due to finish his Theology studies, may be ordained in March, his old parish church. Superior General has granted his ordination. Treamer is writing in advance of contacting the Bishop to gain the parish priest's approval.
Recording(s) of the proceedings of Bishop A Hopes' Episcopal Ordination at Westminster Cathedral; commences with views of the congregation and a procession to the altar by celebrants and a large number of clerics; shows the ceremony of ordination for Bp Alan Hopes and Bp Bernard Longley; closes with shots of the congregation leaving their places. Recording time: 2 hours and 27 minutes File size: 2.2 Gbytes
Unfortunately the day clashes with an ordination to the Diaconate i Bury St Edmunds - so cannot attend. Good to invite Mgr McBride as a representative instead. "Hey ho! I wonder how you will get along without a Lady Mayoress."
Surprised that the Timothy Matthews project had no contact with anyone. Finally forwarding cheque from Poor Clare community in USA. David Jennings accepted for September training. Looking forward to ordaining Peter Rollings in July in Middlesborough
Ordination applicants need to be in full communion for a while before Rome considers them. Outstanding matter needs to be addressed prior to the other becoming a candidate. Need to consider the reader's future role carefully. Chris Toller will be in touch with Paul Hirons about the bungalow soon.
Delighted with the celebration of Fr Hyland's 25th Anniversary of his Ordination. Cannot attend as will be in Birkenhead to attend Bishop Gray's installation and staying on for a few days. He will offer Mass on 8th. Will ask Tony Rogers to represent him.
Bishop happy to bless Fr Kerby's pastoral action to share in the "gnadenreiche Zeit" of Christmas. Bishop details his travel plans for Jonathan Salt's diaconate ordination in Innsbruck and invites Fr Kerby to join them - Nick Kearney is travelling with him & Jonathan is joining them from Munich. Bishop comments on Salt being too intent on the "material" celebration - "I beg our dear Jonathan to apply himself to his studies and to delay designing the invitation cards!"
Re ordination of John Gardner to Diaconate: Bishop requires testimonials from Fr Philpot & Fr Rogers. If time is right for John, then Bishop can come on Friday 16 July 1982. Re 50th anniversary of Papworth Church, 18 June 1982 is out for the Bishop but perhaps the Chancellor can stand in for him?
Bishop would not take a boy for the Church who suffers from an irregularity or is spurious (i.e. born of an adulterous union). Such boys not from good Catholic home and the Holy See would not dispense or allow ordination. No where for him. Fr Flanagan's things - let him know where you are depositing them and he may move them. Bishop does not "approve of Fr Dunleavy supplying in this (underlined) Diocese.". Bishop will confirm in Wisbech on 24 June.
"The Vatican has granted permission for another former Anglican clergyman, a married man, to be ordained priest in the Roman Catholic Church." Mr. John Heley was CofE vicar at St Edmund's Hunstanton. Permission had also been given for two other former Anglican ministers earlier in the year.