From the Regional Director - Oceania

Fr Trevor Trotter SSC

Columban Fr Trevor Trotter SSC

Fr Trevor Trotter is the current Director of St Columbans Mission Society for Oceania. He was ordained to the Columban priesthood in 1970. His first mission appointment was to the Philippines. He has spent five years in Hong Kong on the General Council and has worked as a Scripture Lecturer and in the formation of seminarians in Sydney and the United States. Until 2018, he worked with Fr Dan Ryan, Vicar for Clergy in Brisbane Archdiocese, providing spiritual direction for the clergy as well as being involved in the formation of deacons.

  From the Director - Who knows what this year holds?

Mar 26, 2021
Who knows what this year holds? At these times I always remember a saying from one of the wise priests we had in the seminary. “We do not know what the future holds, but we do know who holds the future.” ...
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  From the Director - We are all connected

Mar 26, 2021
Often prayer comes to us naturally when things are particularly difficult. Of course, the opposite can also be true. When we feel down and depressed, praying may be the last thing that we feel like doing.
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  From the Director - The vision and mission for the new Region of Oceania

Jan 20, 2020
Our mission is to be part of the mission of the Catholic communities in Oceania. So our questions are part of a bigger question. What is the mission of the Catholic Church in Oceania?
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  From the Director - He dwells among us

Dec 02, 2019
One thing we do know is that Jesus has not left this world. Once he became flesh he did not throw it off like an old overcoat. He did not try to escape from the web of all the relationships that make up a human life.
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  From the Director - New Columban Region of Oceania

Oct 09, 2019
In Australia as we prepare for the Plenary Council the church is asking “What is God asking of us today?” As Columbans in Oceania we are asking the same question.
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  From the Director - Giver of all life

Sep 05, 2019
Like all relationships, our connection to God has ups and downs. There may be a slow beginning or a dramatic one. There may be times when God seems far away and other times where the intimacy of God can be so frightening that we look the other way.
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  From the Director - God made me do it

Aug 05, 2019
It makes us wonder – “Why does God need priests?” The answer is “We need priests to remind us that we are in God and God is in us.”
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