Fr Gary Walker SSC

Fr Gary Walker SSC

Fr Gary Walker SSC

Fr Gary Walker was elected Regional Director of St Columbans Mission Society for Australia and New Zealand in 2011. He commenced his initial three year appointment on the 23 November, 2011, the Feast Day of St Columban, and was re-elected for another three year term in 2014. Upon accepting his appointment, Fr Gary said one of the biggest challenges ahead will be "to engage young people in the missionary arm of the Church". Fr Gary also looks forward to working in collaboration with Lay People and other Congregations.

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  From the Director - To go or stay

Jun 14, 2016
Ultimately, people of faith leave their decisions, once made, in God’s hands. Who knows where the decisions we make will lead us?
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  From the Director - Part of the bargain

May 10, 2016
Some of those killed were unfortunate victims of robbery or a kidnapping that failed, but some were ‘martyrs' in the true sense of the word; they were killed because they were Catholic priests.
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  From the Director - After Easter

Apr 11, 2016
Easter is a wonderful celebration of the surprising nature of God. Who would have predicted or expected the resurrection of Jesus?
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  From the Director - A new life in China?

Mar 07, 2016
Easter is the most important feast day in the Catholic calendar and people in all parts of the world will celebrate the belief that death is conquered by Jesus Christ.
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  From the Director - Violence ‘up, close, and personal’

Feb 04, 2016
Our Columban Christmas Appeal last year was on the theme of ‘Jesus is the light’ linked to a project to supply light to a village in Sindh Province, Pakistan, to poor people who have never had electricity at night in their homes.
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  From the Director - There is room at the inn

Nov 30, 2015
Our offer to accommodate some refugees will not be determined by their faith. The family may be Catholic or Muslim. In any case I am thrilled with this turn of events. Why wouldn’t we do this?
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  From the Director - The perennial presence of God

Oct 13, 2015
The pilgrimage, unlike a tourist jaunt, had a deeper dimension of placing our normal lives aside for a short time and listening to the ‘small voice’ of God as we visited holy places.
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