A Small Voice from St Vincent’s Redfern

Church Mouse is currently being rebuilt from the ground up using the latest versions of WordPress web publisher and Coppermine photo gallery, with every attempt being made to restore all the original content.

The Church Mouse website is an eclectic public record of the history and curious goings on in the parish of St Vincent’s Redfern, an inner city suburb of Sydney, Australia.

Launched in 2004 as Church Mouse Journal, it first appeared as Church Mouse at the end of 2006, and subsequently underwent several upgrades. Since late 2015 the website has been dormant, becoming a little more … Continue reading

Important Reminder! or How’s this for a load of pseudo sanctimonious drivel?

The following notice appeared on the back page of last Sunday’s church bulletin. It is full of mistakes and misinformation.

The Church Mouse has added a few clarifications and corrections.

Come to the 6 pm Mass next Sunday, the Solemnity of All Saints, with our very own(1) Archbishop Anthony Fisher, OP to consecrate our new altar. It will be once in a life time celebration. Bring food and drink to share after the event.

No regular Masses next weekend.

Perhaps you wonder: Why such major restorations and renovations including the installation of the new liturgical signs, furniture … Continue reading

The Spirit of Redfern’s Ted Kennedy a Decade on

Here is the text of Fr Frank Brennan’s homily for Ted Kennedy’s tenth anniversary mass.

The Spirit of Redfern’s Ted Kennedy a Decade on
Fr Frank Brennan SJ
Pentecost Sunday 2015

Acts 2:1-11
1 Corinthians 12:3-7, 12-13
John 20:19-23

Thank you for the privilege of being your preacher this morning here at St Vincent’s Redfern as we come together on Pentecost Sunday to honour the memory of our beloved Fr Ted Kennedy who died 10 years ago. I first came here to Redfern in 1976 as an impressionable young Jesuit novice. I … Continue reading