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THE GUARDIAN, MAY 3, 1974 PAGE 3--B Father Beck 25 Years il tie Holy Priesthood ?ther William M. Beck Pastor, Our Lady of Fatima Parish Father William M. Beck, who will observe the 25th anniversary of his ordination to the Holy Priesthood this month, is pastor of Our Lady of Fatima parish, Benton. He was born in the St. Vincent community near Morrilton Nov. 6, 1923. He studied at St. John's Home Missions Seminary, Little Rock, and received Holy Orders May 26, 1949 from His Excellency Bishop Albert L. Fletcher in the Cathedral of St. Andrew. His first assignment was as associate pastor of Immaculate Conception parish, Blytheville. The following year he became associate pastor of Mater Dei parish, Harrison. In January, 1951, Father Beck was ap- pointed to the faculty of St. John's Seminary. He earned a Master of Arts degree at Catholic University of America in 1960, and in August of that year was appointed Associate Superintendent of Schools. The following January he became diocesan Superintendent of Schools. In April, 1967, he was appointed chaplain pro-tern of St. Joseph's Orphanage, North Little Rock, while still serving as superin- tendent. In September, 1970, he was ap- pointed diocesan Vicar for Education and was named pastor of the Benton parish, while retaining his education posts. Last July he relinquished the education offices to devote full time to his pastoral duties. Benton, Ark. Congratulations To The Jubilarians Our Lady of the Holy Souls Church St. Mary of the Springs The People of God Rev. Msgr. James P. Gaffney And Fr. Bernard G. Malone Congratulate The Silver Jubilarians Congratulation/ Rev. William M. Beck Pastor of Our Lady of Fatima Benton, Ark. 25 Years in the Preisthood THE BENTON STATE BANK Benton, Arkansas iliiii ii i Silver Jubilarians ! ::ill:: Rev. John W. Kordsmeier i!i!:::: Rev. William M. Beck ii! ii:: iii Rev. George W. Tribou i!!iill i ii::i::i Rev. John J. Kettler !!i!ii Rev. Hilary FilJatreau, O.S.B. :*ii !:: Rev. Placidus Eckart, O.S.B. i MEMBERS OF i!iil t i!iil i i ST. ANNE S CHURCH i!!ii i!iii!i 5720 Camp Robinson Rd., iiiii I i!ii!i North Little Rock, Ark. iiii!i Reverend Bernard J. Roberson, Pastor ii k