PHOENIX — The 105-degree heat did not deter parishioners and friends of Father Kenneth Walker from packing St. Catherine of Siena Church in Phoenix to standing-room only for his requiem Mass Monday, June 16.
The nearly two-hour Mass, celebrated in the extraordinary form, began at 10am, but priests, religious sisters and faithful began filling the pews nearly two hours beforehand to pray for the beloved priest.
A Rosary was recited at 9am, followed by a solemn silence broken only by tears.
Father Walker, 28, was shot and killed on June 11 during an attempted burglary at the rectory of Mater Misericordiae Mission in Phoenix, where he served as associate pastor. Father Joseph Terra, pastor...READ MORE