Father Ted Kennedy
St Vincent's Redfern 1971 - 2002
A compilation of reflections by Community members presented to Ted Kennedy on his retirement as parish priest of the St Vincent's Catholic Church in the inner Sydney suburb of Redfern.
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Duane Captain with Ted

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Dear Ted by Sydney Archdiocese Reconciliation, Renewing Relationships Committee
Dear Ted, We would like to recognise the generous and long-lasting contribution that you have made through your time, talents, and resources not only to the Church but especially to the Aboriginal community. Your presence in Redfern is evidenced in ... ... [more]  
When I was at school, the Mercy nuns and the Christian Brothers used to make much of how Jesus came to save us by suffering and dying on the Cross and, in this way, repaying to a seemingly insatiable God the Father, the debt of Original sin. I wonder ... ... [more]  
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I came to Redfern after working in South India and at the Catholic Worker - Dorothy Day - in New York - after hearing of Ted's work from a lady, Prue Powell, who helped along with others such as Liz Williams and Judy Spears in the soup kitchen in the ... ... [more]  
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I first met Ted Kennedy nearly fifteen years ago when I first began attending St Vincent's Church. Like many other disillusioned Catholics I searched for a Church that would challenge my faith life and provide a supportive and inspiring community. I ... ... [more]  
WHAT DOES REDFERN MEAN TO ME? by Vianney Hatton Kirrawee
Harold's funeral was my last visit to Redfern. That ceremony, simple yet splendid in its aboriginal rituals, chants and symbolism was an acknowledgment of the dignity and rights of our indigenous people far different from my earliest memories of St V ... ... [more]  


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