Friday, June 13, 2014

Father Kenneth Walker Funeral Fund

Two short years ago, a couple of young men dedicated their entire lives to the service of Holy Mother Church, mothers and fathers offered their sons to the Holy Priesthood, among these was the young Deacon Kenneth Walker.  Father Kenneth J. Walker and his classmates were ordained to the Priesthood one beautiful Saturday morning in May, in year 2012, AD.

He was assigned Associate Pastor at Mater Miserecordia Parish in Phoenix, AZ with Father Joseph Terra as his Pastor. Just a month shy of his second anniversary to his Ordination, Father Walker lost his life to a violent crime.  Please pray for the repose of his soul, and the full recovery of Father Terra who was badly injured but now is making full recovery.

While my family only met Father Walker one short moment at another FSSP event, it was evident that he was full of joy for the Lord and meeting him made a lasting impression on me.  Many accounts I have read for those fortunate to have called him brother or friend, tells a tale of a young man who from a ripe age knew the Lord was calling him to the Holy Priesthood.  Also, a man who loved God so much and who truly lived the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, he lived to love God, to know God and to serve God with all his might.  Reports tell us that Father Terra, though badly injured, was able to administer Last Rites to Father Walker while they awaited the police and ambulance to arrive.

Requiem Aeternam dona ei, Domine.
Et lux perpetua luceat ei.
Requiestcat in pace.

Interested in supporting this beautiful family of eleven children?
A friend of the Walker family has set up a Go Fund Me account to help with funeral and travel expenses. Please help us spread this far and wide and give this beautiful family some support:

and memorials for Fr. Walker’s family may be sent via the Community of St. John-Marie Vianney:

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Walker
c/o St. John Vianney Chapel
14611B Waterman Crossing Road
Maple Hill, KS 66507

Lets use social media to spread the word and give this family our love!

Bloggers:  Please help spread the word of this fund, feel free to copy and paste this information on your blog.