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Monday, October 30, 2006

More Sad News

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There was very sad news for our community on the radio this morning. A young couple died in a house fire in Dunsborough, a neighbouring town. They both had younger brothers who go to the high school. Tomorrow I will go and visit both families to offer my condolences and support. I can only imagine how they are feeling and how their world has come crashing down.
There are two devastated families and many other friends and people who will be affected by this tragedy.
On the day after the federal govt announced a $90m funding injection for school chaplains, which has attracted a certain amount of criticism in the media, it is a sobering reminder that in the absence of any traditional connection with local churches, it is often school chaplains who are called to respond when crises occurs.

2 Comments:

At Tue. Oct. 31, 11:03:00 am 2006, Anonymous 2Peter said...

I was a bit surprised at the response to chaplain thing. These people obviously have no idea how it works. It's an invaluable position.

Does this mean you won't have to do fund raisers for your job?

BTW: Have you heard about the state government selling off the foreshore parks in Busso for high rise development? How do these idiots get voted in!!

It's a good thing Jocelyn Elpwick is on to them!

 
At Tue. Oct. 31, 05:45:00 pm 2006, Blogger Margaret said...

My thoughts are with you as you deal with this sadness for the families and the community.
The knockers and the yelpers re Chplaincy grant should walk a mile in your shoes to learn the true facts of the necessity for persons such as yourself.
At St Mary's aged care we have two chaplains who attend every week for the residents, also the staff if necessary.

 

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