Father Gerry Prindiville’s opposition to the community holding its twice-weekly Sharing of the Meal inside the church has been aired elsewhere on this web site. It seems that the the Cathedral has a similar view, for, as revealed on the Encounter program, the Sydney Archdiocese Charitable Works Fund has withdrawn its meagre funding.
Dr Mick Asher, however, is adamant that the Sharing of The Meal must continue. Upon hearing the program he came to St Vincent’s and gave a $1000 cheque to the organisers after the 10:00am Sunday mass. Mick Asher is well known for his work in the area, and was Mum Shirl’s doctor. He is not a Catholic.