Fr. Redcay Offers Advice on Public Speaking

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Father Christopher Redcay, pastor of Saint Patrick’s in Malvern, visited Mrs. Carey’s public speaking class on November 3 to offer the girls his advice and perspectives. Fr. Redcay admitted to the girls that he still feels a little bit nervous every time he gives a homily even after 25 years as a priest. Saying that he had gained confidence over the years, he remembered how reluctant he was to speak up in class in his own school years. He told the girls that he had relied on prepared texts in his early years as a priest, but now mostly made a few notes as he thought about his subject during the week. “[The subject] has to become your own,” he said.