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 - Money and mission

Sep 22, 2015
As Columban missionaries, we have been blessed to have benefactors who have supported us out of their relationship with God in Jesus. Generous hearts imitate what Jesus did himself. Their generosity flows out to others.
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  From the Director - Is God doing somthing new?

Aug 14, 2015
Today we are still experiencing new ways of being Church. The Catholic Church is no longer a European Church, it is a global Church. Our own missionary society of Columban priests and sisters reflect great changes because we are now multicultural.
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  From the Director - In the Footsteps of St Columban

Jul 07, 2015
Next month I am accompanying a group of Columban supporters on a pilgrimage ‘In the Footsteps of St Columban' to commemorate the 1400th Anniversary of St Columban’s death. Our group is made up of 38 pilgrims...
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  From the Director - Humility the fine virtue

Jun 23, 2015
He owned nothing and was a truly humble man with a great sense of dignity and pride. His simple deep faith made him a beautiful man.
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  From the Director - Christ to the people

May 27, 2015
Sr Mary has been practicing mercy all her life as a Columban Missionary Sister and nurse. She is the human face of mercy. She is Christ's face of mercy and her touch is that of His hand.
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  From the Director - From Privilege to Pauper

Apr 13, 2015
Recently Pope Francis invited us to get to know the poor, whoever they are. He asks us to treat them as persons and respect them. He prays that we might learn what they have to teach us.
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  From the Director - We are now well into Lent, how is it going?

Mar 20, 2015
In what is left of Lent, I am taking some time to recognise my shortcomings and be at peace with them by keeping my focus on the goodness of God. A scary option might be to ask someone who knows you well what your shortcomings are.
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