An email Father Noel received recently:
Hi Father Noel,
I took a photo of your message on the outside of 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 which said:
I am so glad Father Noel wrote that message on the chalk board. 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.