Peter Kennedy book launch


  • in Sydney on Tuesday 23rd February 6pm at Glee Books, 49 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe by Phillip Adams (RSVP 02 9660 2333), and
  • in Melbourne on Thursday 25th February 6:30pm at Readings Carlton, 309 Lygon Street, Carlton, Victoria by Martin Flanagan with Fr Bob Maguire and Michele Gierck in conversation with Peter Kennedy (RSVP 03 9347 6633 or

In February 2009 Father Peter Kennedy, of Saint Mary’s Catholic Church in South Brisbane, was sacked by his Archbishop for contravening aspects of … Continue reading

Christmas Meal, 2009

Suffer the Little Children

A small miracle is taking place at “Sharing the Meal” every Tuesday at St Vincent’s Church, Redfern.

Community Services (formerly DoCS) agreed to allow an access visit between a grandmother and mother of two children – a 4 month old baby and a small 3 year old boy – while their custody case is being investigated. The Church is a familiar place especially for the little boy, and the environment is much less stressful for the family – as opposed … Continue reading

Indigenous school in Redfern presbytery

St Aloysius’ College, Milsons Point is proposing to convert the old St Vincent’s presbytery next to the church into a special school for Aboriginal children. This article appeared in the South Sydney Herald, November 2009

The proposed redevelopment of an unused Redfern presbytery as an Aboriginal school has been met with some opposition.

The St Vincent de Paul Presbytery, a heritage building on Redfern Street, has been in a state of disrepair for a couple of decades, something which was made worse by last year’s fire. Confirmation of the Church’s redevelopment proposal is yet to … Continue reading

Peter Kearney’s Good Morning Good People!

Come and celebrate St Francis’ Feast Day (Oct 4)

St. Joseph’s Church Newtown – September 27th

A Journey in Song

A pilgrimage of the heart through the life of St. Francis of Assisi.

Fr. Phillipe Yates OFM England


This unique concert weaves song, music & narration to tell the life of St. Francis of Assisi—an extraordinary and inspiring man. Australian Capuchin-Franciscan priest Fr. Francis Merlino wrote of ‘Good Morning Good People’: “This is … Continue reading

Danny Gilbert launches book

Here is the text of Danny Gilbert’s address for the launch of Ed Campion’s new book – Ted Kennedy Priest of Redfern

Danny Gilbert at the microphone, David Lovell and Ed Campion seated

I am honoured and pleased to launch Father Ed Campion’s book about Ted Kennedy.

As I thought about this task, I realised how impossible it was to just talk about the book. I simply had no choice but to add bits here and there … Continue reading


Much loved community matriarch Eileen Burke died last Saturday, February 14, aged 96. An integral part of the Redfern community for so many years, she had been in hospital since last occupying her chair at St Vincent’s on Christmas Eve.

Eileen’s funeral will be held on Friday 20 February at St Vincent’s Church, beginning at 10.30am with “The Placing of Symbols” (on Eileen’s coffin) preceding the requiem mass to be celebrated by Fr John Ford.

What’s on

Morning Tea

Last Sunday of the month – join us after the 10am Mass for a chat over a cup of tea.

Sharing the Meal

Tuesdays and Fridays in the church – early lunch

Christian Meditation

Some quiet time out at the end of the week.
Fridays, 5pm – 6pm

Gospel Discussion Group

Come and share insights into the weekend’s readings with the group which has been going for 30-odd years.
Fridays 6pm – 7pm