ENGLISH SPEAKING MISSIONARY DELEGATION
FR. PAUL BIDONE 1914-1986
Regional Superior from 1952 to 1969. He was a secular priest who was drawn into our Congregation after meeting Don Orione. He was sent to England to re-establish the Order in the UK. He arrived with just ten shillings and spoke very little English. Yet, thanks to his faith in Divine Providence, his drive and his genius in inspiring and motivating people the Congregation was founded in England on a permanent basis.
FR. GINO CARRADORI 1913-2005
Regional Superior from 1969 to 1975. He also worked in Russia and was the Provincial in Argentina for a time. He died in May 2005 aged 91 having served 65 years as a priest.
FR JOSEPH MASIERO
Regional Superior from 1975 to 1981. He was ordained on 30th March 1959 in Rome. He worked with young offenders in the Bronx in New York before moving to Upholland, Lancashire in 1969 to take charge of Formation at the Don Orione Seminary. He moved to Fatima House in Streatham in 1975 when he was made the Regional Superior. In 1981 he was elected General Councillor with special responsibility for Formation. In 1987 he was elected Superior General of the Order. He died in 1991 in a car accident when bound for our house at Barquisimeto in South America.
FR. ANGELO QUADRINI
Regional Superior from 1981 to 1987. He was ordained in 1965 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He arrived in England in September 1965 and was appointed Superior of the Don Orione Seminary in Upholland in Lancashire. In 1969 he was appointed Director of Westminster House in Hampton Wick. He was the Regional Superior from 1981 to 1987. In 1987 he became Director of Cardinal Heenan House in Upholland. In 1994 he transferred to Jasper, Indiana, USA.
FR. MALCOLM DYER
Regional Superior from 1987 to 1993. He was born in London and studied for the priesthood in Upholland and then at the Alfonsianum in Rome, where he obtained a Masters degree in Moral Theology. He was ordained in Kingston upon Thames in 1976. After his ordination he was posted to Upholland where he served as Novice Master and later as Local Superior. After his term as Regional Superior from 1987 to 1993 he went to Kenya to work in the missionary parishes run by the Sons of Divine Providence.
FR. JOHN PERROTTA
Regional Superior from 1993 to 1999. He was born in Roccamonfina, Italy and came to England as a young student. He studied theology in England and was ordained in Liverpool Cathedral together with Fr. Diego Lorenzo in May 1967. Upholland was his home for many years and he founded the seminary there. Later the seminary was converted into Cardinal Heenan House. After his term as Regional Superior he returned to Upholland as Local Superior.
FR. PHILIP KEHOE
Regional Superior from 2000 to 2006. He was born in Widnes, Lancashire and went to Dublin to study for the priesthood at All Hallows College, which was run by the Vincentians. He completed his final year of studies in Rome and then spent fifteen years in Jordan where he learnt Arabic, before returning to England to become Regional Superior. In August 2006 Fr. Kehoe was transferred to Rome to be the Delegate of the reconstituted Delegation.
FR. MALCOLM DYER
Delegate of the English speaking Missionary Delegation from 2009. Fr Malcolm Dyer was born in London in 1946. He studied for the priesthood in Upholland and then at the Alfonsianum in Rome, where he obtained a Masters degree in Moral Theology. He was ordained priest in 1976. The reconstituted Delegation was established to coordinate, as far as possible the works where the Congregation is present, in nations with important historical experiences, such as USA, UK, Eire, and New Frontier missions, such as Jordan, Philippines, Kenya, India and Korea.