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Rev. Kenneth Walker FSSP Rev. Kenneth Walker FSSP, 28, died Wednesday, June 11, 2014 in Phoenix, AZ., as a result of injuries he received in a break-in at the Mater Misericordia Parish Rectory in Phoenix. He was born September 13, 1985 at Poughkeepsie, NY, the son of Thomas Walker and Marypat Luber. He was baptized on October 13 of the same year at St. Mary's Church in Wappingers Falls, NY. During his high school years, his family discovered and began attending the Traditional Latin Mass. He was strongly influenced by both the Mass and the devotion of his family, and began considering a vocation to the priesthood. After high school, he attended Our Lady Seat of Wisdom, Barry's Bay, ON, pursuing a classical formation in liberal arts from the fall of 2003 until April 2005. After the influence of his parents, Fr. Walker always credited the College as being essential to his formation in the faith prior to entering the seminary. Fr. Walker was accepted to the Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary, the Fraternity of St. Peter's International House of Formation for English speakers in Nebraska, in the fall of 2005, and began the normal course of studies and formation. His dedication to fulfilling the ideals with which he approached the priesthood was evident in his time in seminary. He performed very well academically, always receiving high marks in his courses. He immersed himself in the fullness of the program of formation, from the life of prayer and liturgy to recreation with other seminarians - especially in his love of playing soccer, a popular sport at the seminary. After completing the First Year of Spirituality, he was first incorporated into the FSSP, received the cassock, and received Tonsure from Bishop Alvaro Corrada, SJ, on October 6, 2006. After five more years of prayer, work, and study, Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz ordained him to the subdiaconate on January 29, 2011. He was permanently incorporated into the FSSP on March 18, and on the next day, March 19, 2011 - the feast of St. Joseph - he was ordained a deacon by Bishop Czeslaw Kozon of Copenhagen. As a deacon, he traveled to the Fraternity's other seminary in Wigratzbad, Germany for several months in order to complete further studies and gain the perspective of the Fraternity's international presence. He also assisted for a number of months at the Mater Misericordiae Mission of the FSSP in Phoenix, AZ. Interestingly, he performed his first Baptism on October 13, 2011 - the anniversary of his own Baptism. Returning to Nebraska in May of 2012, he made a retreat in preparation for his priestly ordination, the culmination of his seven years of studies and prayer life. On May 19, 2012, Kenneth Walker was ordained to the Holy Priesthood of Christ our Savior in Lincoln, Nebraska by Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz. He offered his first Mass at the Chapel of Sts. Peter and Paul at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary, and was assisted by Fr. John Berg, Superior General of the FSSP. He received his first priestly assignment that summer, returning to Mater Misericordiae in Phoenix as an assistant priest under Fr. Joseph Terra, FSSP. Survivors include his mother, Marypat Luber (George Green) and their daughter, Stephanie; his father, Thomas (Amy) Walker, siblings, Tavia (Jack) McGowan, Raul (Fawn) Contreras, Thomas (Theresa) Walker, Sasha (Thomas) Keys, Travis Contreras, Cassy (Luke) Harbin, Katie Contreras, Rosie (John Mark) Hoffman, Matthew (Mary) Contreras and Joseph Walker; 13 nieces and nephews; a grandmother Peggy Ann Smith; aunts and uncles, Mary (Steven) Dubuis, Peter Walker, Christopher (Megumi) Walker, Carol Walker, Barbara (Gary) Curtis, Patricia (Daniel) Lucari, James Walker, Jonathan Walker, Jack (Eileen) Luber, Bruce (Carol) Luber, Ann (Thomas) Dumbroski, Peter (Lisa) Luber; Robert (Patricia) Smith, Kathy Plumb, Nina (Robert) Wolfe, Penny (Brian) Menning, Mark Smith, Steven (Angela) Smith and Francis (Pam) Smith: numerous cousins. Requiem Mass will be at 11:00 A.M. Friday, June 20, 2014 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Newbury. Fr. Walker will lie in state on Thursday, June 19, 2014 from 2:00 until 5:00 P.M. at Piper Funeral Home in St. Marys. There will be a Rosary recited at 7:00 P.M. Thursday evening at Sacred Heart Church. Interment will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, St. Marys. Memorial contributions may be made in Fr. Walker's name and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple St., St. Marys, Kansas 66536. Online condolences may be sent to www.piperfuneralhome.com. Rev. Kenneth Walker FSSP



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June 12, 2020
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him...Our family remembers the Holy Souls in purgatory every day.
Kathleen & Thomas Schmiedicke
June 12, 2020
Here it is June 12, 2020 and I still remember Fr. Walker in prayer .
Thanks be to God for this holy priest and his love for the TRADITIONAL. Latin Mass. Rest in peace dear holy priest of God. Intercede for Holy
Mother Church, she is being attacked on all sides.
Jeanne Holler
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June 12, 2019
Dear Family of Father Walker,
Know that Father Walker is not forgotten. I keep him in my rosary each day. I keep the 2nd class relic you sent me on my nightstand. Requiescant in pace Father Walker
Anastasia Schiele
Friend
June 12, 2019
God keep you safe, Father Walker. You are sorely missed.
Samuel Lopez
June 16, 2015
Never will I forget Fr. Kenneth Walker...I had a Holy Mass said for the repose of his soul and for his family on the Anniversary of his passing into Eternal Life ! Now I pray Fr. Walker will intercede for all of us here that we will all grow in holiness and become saints ....RIP Fr. Walker you are in my daily prayers!
December 22, 2014
I pray for. Fr. Walkers soul daily. It saddened me when I heard of this tterrible tradegy in June!
My deepest condolences to the Walker Family, his Priests & friends.
May you find peace. God bless & strengthen all of you.
Margaret Mary Young. (SSPX)
June 25, 2014
This is the wood of the cross, on which hung the Savior of the world. We worship you. Lord, we venerate your cross, we praise your resurrection.
"I bless the Lord who gives me counsel;
in the night also my heart instructs me.
I have set the Lord always before me;
because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.
Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices;
my flesh also dwells secure.
For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol,
or let your holy one see corruption."

REQUIEM aeternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis. Requiescat in pace. Amen.

From SSPX- Toronto Canada
Gercione Lima
June 25, 2014
RIP Peace Fr. Walker ...I myself am having a Traditional Latin Mass said for the repose of his soul on July 12, 2014 here in St. Louis , Mo . Pray for now dear holy priest that we will grow in holiness and become Saints as you have reached Fr. Walker .
Jeanne Holler
June 23, 2014
This was such sad news. We did not know Fr. Walker personally but we support the FSSP and pray for them daily. There is a connection with our family, though, as two of our children attended OLSWA. Our son Jacob was a first year student there during Fr.'s second year. Our sincere condolences to all. Requiescat in pace.
Tom & Candy Schmiedicke
June 20, 2014
My prayers are with all those who hold Fr. Ken dear. He will be sorely missed, but his spirit lives on. May he rest now in peace.
Dan Brennan
June 20, 2014
I did not know Father Kenneth Walker, but I love the priests of the F.S.S.P., all of them, and so, Fr. Walker. My heart aches beyond words. Tears. God bless you and keep you safe, and may your soul be blessed in eternity.
Sam Lopez
June 20, 2014
May the Angels lead you into Paradise, Fr. Walker.
Jim & Susanne Martin
June 20, 2014
We mourn the loss of your earthly life and priestly ministry; we celebrate your gain of eternal life and your power of intercessory prayer before God; we envy your perfect union with Jesus. Pray for the Church, the Fraternity, and for us.
Dennis Connolly
June 18, 2014
Father Walker you are at the vanguard of Catholic renewal, your sacrifice will inspire and embolden countless others. Rest in the peace you have earned, Godspeed.
Bruce Bianchetta
June 18, 2014
Father Ken - I never knew you personally - but I grieve your passing . Your death brings back sad memories of my pastor Fr William Gulas Ofm who was murdered 12 yrs ago . Like him - you died doing what you loved - serving God's people . Your death I confidently believe will bring good to those who knew you . Only in Heaven , will we understand what we can't understand now . Be at peace Walker family and know that his memory will not be forgotten and he lives on in The glory of God in His Kingdom .
Jean Potter Ofs
June 18, 2014
May You feel God's Love during this most tragic time! Fr.Kenneth Walker will be in our thoughts & prayers along with all the family.
Anna Anderson
June 18, 2014
I Thank God for your priesthood, and the Holy vocations that will come from your untimely death.
Joe Francuz
June 18, 2014
Requium aeternam dona ei, Domine.
Et lux perpetua ei,
Requiescat in pace.
James Hawes
June 18, 2014
Padre Kenneth Walker, ora pro nobis. You will be greatly missed by the Fraternity and all the friends you have made here. Watch over us and intercede for us. Deo gratias.
James Hawes
June 18, 2014
God grant you eternal rest! Pray for us.
Patricia Ferrer
June 18, 2014
You are all in our prayers and hearts during this difficult time. Will continue to keep Father Walker in daily prayer.
Anastacia Schiele
June 18, 2014
Eternal memory.
Patrick Cullen
June 18, 2014
All the way from spain.
Que descanse en paz.
joel pinto
June 18, 2014
Dear Father Walkers family,
I knew father as a sem at OLG, but not as a priest. I can only say, Our Lost is heavens gain" I asked father many favors and I know he is in heaven too, thank you for sharing him with us, and Thank God a priest, a priest for ever.
Paul K. Geers President of the Latin Mass Society of Quincy/Historic St. Rose of Lima Qcy,Illinois, an FSSP parish.
Paul Geers
June 18, 2014
I was so greatly saddened to learn of the terrible tragedy of Fr. Walker's untimely death. Please accept my most heartfelt condolences and assurances of prayers. I will be offering three Masses for the repose of his soul. Rev. Joe Baca, Fresno Diocese, California
Fr. Joe Baca
June 18, 2014
Our family met Fr. Walker when he was a deacon. It was after the Marian Procession in Sacramento. We invited him and the priests to lunch. I sat next to him and we talked for almost 2 hours. The kids loved him. He was very personable and connected. We didn't know him beyond that, but we feel his absence just the same. May he rest in the peace of Christ, and may his family find peace in Christ Whom we all serve.
Cary&Tracy Cruz
June 18, 2014
So heartbroken to hear about this tragedy :(. Father Walker was a very devoted and kind priest. Sending love and prayers to the Walker family. Rest In Peace, Father Kenneth Walker!
Mariah Keller
June 18, 2014
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul rest in peace. Amen.
Tu es sacerdos in aeternum secundum ordinem Melchisedech. Requiem aeternam dona ei, Domine. Et lux perpetua luceat ei. Requiescat in pace. Amen.
Leana Monreal
June 18, 2014
I was deeply saddened by the news of Father Walkers passing. My heart felt condolences to you and your family.
Elly Neff
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