Dear small voice of Redfern parishioners,
I have been receiving your emails all year. To be frank they have made me concerned and at times wondering what was going on at St Vincent’s. I have met and spoken to the priests at Redfern and so I have both stories. Yet I cannot help but be disappointed by the angry tone of your emails. All you do it would seem to me is complain about how bad you’ve got it. How you hate change and how you hunger for the past. May I suggest respectfully, move on.
Despite your differences I’m sure there are many good things to celebrate about your faith community. I know as a priest I value those parishioners who support me even though they differ in option. Please accept this email as a challenge.
with every good wish for Christmas,
Fr Paul Smithers, O.M.I.