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 - God became one of us

Nov 26, 2013
The Gospels relate that Jesus was born in a stable, there was no room at the inn. Today we know there is no room in the world for millions of people seeking a better life. Part of our human condition is that we are both merciful and merciless.
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  From the Director - The Spirit leads us

Oct 25, 2013
In this month of October, traditionally Mission Month, what can I possibly write about 'mission' that might inspire readers the way Pope Francis inspires me?
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  From the Director - World Youth Day is not over

Sep 12, 2013
World Youth Day 2013 is not over. A new phase of possibilities is opening up. Our task now as Columbans is to help provide a forum for pilgrims in which they can continue to ask and answer their questions on mission.
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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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