Fr.Geddes reminded me that "everyone knows you are the author of the blog"
Quotes from Father Geddes while yelling at me over the phone. Don't forget I had just spent a month in the hospital (Fr.Geddes was aware of this). Father has also been aware I have suffered from Heart failure for years.
"I will slam you Clayton"
"I will embarrass you"
"You are a liar and an idiot"
"I'm going to tell everyone from the pulpit"
"Do you want to argue with me because I can keep going, I have a lot to say, I won't stop"
Regardless of why Fr.Fromageot left the parish, apparently it was because the Priest broke the "Safe Environment Policy"
This was never originally shared with me, it was only after the fact, when I didn't cave into the threats and demands from Fr.Geddes.
This Christmas my family and I will not be at Holy Family Parish, our home for the last 12 years. Father Geddes has chased us away and made us to be outcasts and unwelcome.
If Father Geddes is NOT talking about me in this parish note then who is he talking about?
Father Geddes is attempting to get rid of our family from the parish. Merry Christmas
From Father Geddes
It is easy to become discouraged by what has been happening lately in our parish and what is being passed around at the Sunday socials after Mass.
There will always be those people who love themselves inordinately and desire to advance their own agenda rather than work for the common good. Can anyone deny that our parish is a real blessing for our own families; one that positively impacts the lives of those who find a home here at Holy Family? Does anything need to change other than the increase of charity and the practice of virtue in ourselves? Yes, we can always improve various areas of our parish but is it so grave as to spread misery to those who are happy with what we have?
Those who look to advance their own agenda will never be happy and will always find some reason to find fault and sow seeds of discord. They are people who have a different idea of what is the common good of our community because they are trapped within the pursuit of their own particular good. They cannot see the beauty that we see and they try to put scales over our eyes by feeding us their negative opinions.
Please be careful of parishioners, who may even come across as very devout, but talk poorly of others, they are Christian by name only. There are some who look to gain your confidence in order to convince you to join their legion, please be cautious. Ask yourself whether these people are working to increase the love of God in your soul or the love of them and their agenda.
Satan will use these people to divide our parish because "if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand." Is this what we want for our parish? Is this what we want for those who find a home at Holy Family?
I call upon all of you who treasure Holy Family Parish for what it is, who desire the well-being, joy and holiness of those who come to our parish, to hold onto this treasure even in the face of storms.
"Give not that which is holy to dogs; neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest perhaps they trample them under their feet, and turning upon you, they tear you."