AFTER a successful trip to St Agatha’s Parish, Clayfield, in June, Fr Rob Galea is returning to Brisbane in November.
On November 20, Fr Rob (pictured) will facilitate a formation day entitled “Music and Grace for the Youth Minister”, for anyone involved in youth ministry, as well as an evening event, “Music and Grace” which is an opportunity for anyone to experience Fr Rob’s wonderful ministry of music and word which will inspire a deeper understanding of how the joyful Spirit of God is present in their life.
Since being selected to sing in the international version of the official World Youth Day song Receive the Power in 2008, Fr Rob’s music career has gone from strength to strength, and he has recorded with artists such as Guy Sebastian, Paulini, Gary Pinto and Amelia Farrugia, and shared the stage with the likes of Matt Maher and Darlene Zschech.
Fr Rob has performed at numerous festivals and conferences around Australia, including the Australian Catholic Youth Ministry Convention in 2010 and 2012, and internationally, including at World Youth Day 2011 in Madrid.
He moved from his home country of Malta to Australia in 2007, and the late Bishop Joe Grech, also from Malta, took him under his wing.
They composed a song together, using one of Bishop Joe’s favourite sayings, “God Does Not Make Rubbish”.
The pair travelled back to Malta in 2010 for Fr Rob’s ordination and he is currently serving as an assistant priest in Shepparton, Victoria.
Fr Rob’s passion is to draw others to the heart of God.
He believes that music is an important instrument in helping God’s people understand the need for intimacy with God.
Whilst greatly appreciating his gift of music, Fr Rob recognises that before everything he is a follower of Christ, a priest and only then, a musician.
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