Tributes for Mike Kelly

We share below tributes for Mike Kelly.  A mighty tree has just fallen in our forest so as we grieve this loss, we pause to remember the great contribution Mike has made to our Dominican whanau. See below for three tributes. Dominican Preaching Team – tribute from Joan Hardiman and Judith Crimmins Mike Kelly was a man of Faith and Conviction supported by a good sense of humour;  a sound, enthusiastic member of the six-member Dominican Preaching Team which presented Mission weeks in many Parishes throughout New Zealand and Queensland for several years. Mike’s faith was based soundly on Scripture and the reforms of Vatican Two, especially the role and involvement of lay people in all aspects of Catholicism.  His preaching was direct, to the point and relevant, with a strong challenge to political and economic justice.  He talked about the sacred role of the family, parenting and especially marriage.  He dreamed of having “mission sessions” around a barbeque with people sharing and supporting each other in the ups and downs of life and faith.  Thus passing on their own lived and practical faith to each other and to youth especially. We of the Team offer our love and sympathy to Jenny and the family. Jenny, you were a great support during the Preaching days;  taking the phone calls and negotiating the bookings.  We were always grateful for that. Mike,  may you  be resting in  Eternal Peace. Dominican Group – tribute from Jenny Collins  Mike and Jenny were part of
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