Christmas Meal 2006

The annual Christmas lunch was shared with several hundred of the local poor, marginalized and kindred spirits. They came for a feed and for a chat, a little compassion, a little friendship.

In attendance were a number of priests and religious from all over the place, to lend a hand, side by side with the usual Meal helpers.

Missing, sadly as usual, were the parish priest, his assistant, and their little gang of seminarians. Rather than accept repeated invitations to join in, they continue to set themselves apart (above?) and ridicule the community’s efforts.

Fr John Ford said Grace. He didn’t need to think about whether he might do it – he just said yes and did it.

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