My Redfern connections reflections

I have been connected to St Vincent‘s Redfern since the late 70’s.

It was through St Vincent‘s that I have become friends with many Aboriginal people over the years including “Mum Shirl’

It was at St Vincent‘s that my marriage to Peter Griffin was publicly declared with friends, family and strangers.

 

It was at St Vincent‘s that we celebrated our wedding feast with friends, family and strangers.

It was at St Vincent‘s that all of our three children Ben, Daniel and Ruth were baptised and received first Holy Communion.

It was at St Vincent‘s that I attended many baptisms.

Luke Waterford – Swadling

Shirley and Wilma

Charis & Porig Dorrigan

Aidan Galley

Maeve Galley and more

It was at St Vincent‘s that I was a guest at many weddings

Angela Breen & Nadir Martello

Janette George & Martin

Paul Galley & Gerardine O’Shea and many more

It was at St Vincent‘s that I attended many funerals.

Patty Newman

Normie West

Marie Jones

Harold

Dorothy Ormesher

Dicko

Kay & Bob Bellear’s son and many more

It was at St Vincent‘s that I was challenged again and again in such a deep way.

It was at St Vincent‘s that I heard the words that made me feel the Church has meaning in this world and spoke to my heart.

It was at St Vincent‘s that I can return to after being away and feel at home.

It was at St Vincent‘s that I found a sense of a father that I had lost.

It was at St Vincent‘s that Ted was and I love him.

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