An email the late Father Noel received:
Hi Father Noel,
I took a photo of your message outside the church tonight as I got off the bus. This message gives me great hope that there’s someone who GETS it… instead of so many who are losing it. Refreshing. I have shared the photo on social media and to friends & family all over the world. They have commented “wow” from different angles. THANK YOU. Keep up the (seemingly) fantastic work & wide(r) perspective.
And a follow-up email:
I am so glad Father Noel wrote that message on the chalkboard. It has restored for me, on a personal level, some glimmer of faith in the Church.
If only more leaders would be as brave, human, and lovingly compassionate. Keep up the great work you do and THANK YOU for making me even more grateful to live in our beautiful, magical Port Melbourne community.