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 - Deep faith is a gift from God

Aug 20, 2013
People of deep faith don't have much to show for the treasure, God's presence, that dwells in them but they give us hope because God is almost tangible in them.
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  From the Director - Santiago, here we come!

Jul 12, 2013
World Youth Day 2013 is an exciting venture because it has given Columbans in Australia and New Zealand the opportunity to make contact with a new generation of youth.
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  From the Director - The wisdom of the grave digger

Jun 13, 2013
Recently I read an article of a conversation with an elderly grave digger who reflected on what digging graves meant to him.
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  From the Director - A living person not a memory

May 14, 2013
We are part of a very long tradition that believes in the living risen Christ, not the memory of a dead one.
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  From the Director - Death and resurrection

Apr 12, 2013
When those Christians embraced the Cross on Good Friday, the truth of the situation was laid bare. Like their Master they know suffering and pain and fear.
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  From the Director - This is not the end of the story

Mar 12, 2013
Resurrection is the biggest surprise in human history and it changes everything even though we don't act as if it has.
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  From the Director - The 'Word of God'

Jan 14, 2013
The 'Word of God' in Scripture is unique but metaphorically we can see how the 'Word of God' came to people in history.
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