Bishop Anthony visits Padre Pio Glenmore Park Parish

07/05/2012

Padre Pio Glenmore Park Pastoral Visit News Story
Photo: Alphonsus Fok & Grace Lu

The Bishop of Parramatta, Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP has made a pastoral visit to Padre Pio Glenmore Park Parish on the weekend of 5-6 May, following the departure of the Parish Priest, Fr Kevin Lee.

What to say to you, my dear people, in this unhappy week?” Bishop Anthony said during his Homily at Padre Pio for the 5th Sunday of Easter.

Some of you will be angry, grieving, agog. I suppose I’m all those things myself. As your bishop when I heard the news my heart broke for you; as your brother in Christ my heart broke with you. I’ve been praying for wisdom on how to help all of us through this.

People have written to me who feel betrayed by the lies and hypocrisy, the repeating dumping on the Church and priests by one of our own. Others think Fr Kevin Lee a hero for opposing celibacy, authority and duplicity. Some wonder what to believe of the reports and rumours. Some feel their faith being undermined, while others are unaffected or even strengthened in their commitment.

Most of us will try to forgive and forget, hold on out of love of Christ and the Church, but also be a little diminished. It will take some time to heal.”

Read Bishop Anthony's Homily in full 

Go to Padre Pio Glenmore Park Parish Pastoral Visit Photo Gallery

CatholicCare Social Services - Diocese of Parramatta (CCSS) is available to anyone from Padre Pio Glenmore Park Parish wishing to speak to its counsellors about the recent news about Fr Kevin Lee.

CCSS provides confidential and professional counselling services by telephone or in a variety of convenient locations including Penrith, Emerton, Blacktown and Parramatta. CCSS can also arrange appointments to Glenmore Park if required. If no-one is able to immediately take your call, please leave a message and CCSS will call you back as soon as possible.

The number to call is 02 9933 0233.

Please visit www.ccss.org.au for information about all CCSS services.


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