Weddin Whispers: A very warm Weddin welcome


Father Yoseph Neonbasu, Assistant Priest of the Young/Grenfell/Boorowa Mission, celebrated his first mass in Grenfell on Sunday October 17.

Parishioners welcomed Father 'Joe', who was born in the Philippines and is one of eight children of which three are priests.

His first placement was in Canberra for a year where he was ordained in 2009 and then to Darwin for eight years before returning to the Canberra/Goulburn Diocese.

Fr Joe looks forward to meeting with the locals and said he really enjoys a cup of coffee.

The previous week parishioners welcomed Parish Administrator Father Jiss Sunny.


On October 18, Rachael Power, partner in the Grenfell Office of Gordon, Garling Moffitt finished her 5th City2Surf with her kids joining in for the first time!

This one was definitely a special one.

Instead of running with 85,000 other people, everyone could run between Fri 6am and Sun 5pm all tracked via the City2Surf app.

Not to be out done though, her dad Peter Moffitt also in the Grenfell office completed his 21st city2surf!

What an awesome effort and fun for the whole family.

Locals Vicki Walsh and Leanne Livingstone also competed in the "Virtual City2Surf" Grenfell Style.


Mitchell Ray who was diagnosed with Stage 4 Metastatic Neuoblastoma in January this year and has since progressed to palliative care.

Mitchell is in Westmead undergoing scans and was absolutely delighted to meet with Simon from the Wiggles and had such an awesome time!

Simon sang two songs and then read "Wombat Stew".

The highlight was then meeting Simon and getting to talk to him and have a photo taken.

Naturally, the family begged that they come to Dubbo as soon as they can!

Mitchell got back from his scan just in time to say hello as well!

Thank you very much Ronald McDonald House for such an exciting treat!

Don't forget, Grenfell Meat Barn have donated a whole dressed lamb for a competition to assist the Ray family.

Tickets are $2 each or 3 for five dollars and are available at the Meat Barn and most businesses in Grenfell - wherever you see the posters displayed. The competition will be drawn on Friday November 13.


The Grenfell RSL Sub-Branch will conduct a Commemorative Service November 11 at the Memorial Park.

The service will commence at 10.45am where all members of the public and organisations are invited/encouraged to lay a wreath.

Unfortunately owing to the COVID-19 restrictions the Commemorative Dinner has been cancelled.

You will notice that the gardens/roundabouts have displays of the silhouettes of soldiers, crosses and metal poppies courtesy of the Grenfell Garden Club.


On Sunday afternoon members of the Railway Hotel football tipping competition enjoyed a sausage sizzle, drinks and nibbles prior to the grand-final between the Penrith Panthers and Melbourne Storm.

It was great to see young Sam Taylor enjoying an afternoon with his dad Nigel and good friend Gavin Johnson.

Nigel and Karl Makin were the last home Charlies.

Winners were:

1st Deidre Carroll

2nd Raewyn Ipiti

3rd Hannah Gundry

Thank you to all who supplied goodies for the afternoon and Mine Host Maurice "Moe" Reynolds for his exceptional service.

Maurice officially took over as owner of the Railway Hotel "Moe's Tavern" prior to the grand-final weekend.


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