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|Ordination||5 November 2010
by Paul Cremona
November 14, 1981 |
|Occupation||Priest, Singer, Songwriter|
Robert Galea (born 14 November 1981), also known as Fr Rob, is a Roman Catholic Priest and a Christian singer and songwriter from the island of Malta. Galea has released eight music projects, More of You (April 2004), Closer (UK release, February 2006), What A Day (January 2008), "Divine Mercy Chaplet" [Featuring Gary Pinto and Natasha Pinto] (August 2010) "Reach Out" (January 2011) and a live concert DVD and live CD entitles "Fr Robert Galea, Reach Out Live" (July 2011), "Glorify" Mass Setting (August 2013), and "Something About You" (January 2015).
Fr Rob has been featured in national newspapers and magazines around Australia as well as in Channel 10's The Project, and was a contestant in Australia's 2015 The X Factor. He left the show voluntarily after bootcamp due to parish and youth-work commitments.
Galea has written a number of songs for various campaigns and international conferences. After being selected to sing in the international version of the official World Youth Day song "Receive the Power" along with pop idol Guy Sebastian and acclaimed soprano Amelia Farrugia amongst others, Galea entered the realm of the cast of musicians having performed in some key events before Pope Benedict XVI and an estimated 500,000 pilgrims in Sydney. Galea completed his seminary studies in Melbourne in 2010, and is currently serving as an assistant priest at St Kilian's Church, Bendigo in the Diocese of Sandhurst, Victoria, Australia.
Fr Rob Galea is also serving as a chaplain to the Catholic College and local LaTrobe University campus, Fr Rob Galea has a significant evangelistic and outreach ministry, speaking and singing at schools, conferences and churches around Australia and the world. He and his team currently minister to over 200,000 young people each year. In 2008 Fr Rob, together with the late Bishop Joe Grech, founded the Stronger Youth Program - a series of youth retreats, rallies and small groups which are run around the Sandhurst Diocese, Victoria, and in Perth and South Australia.
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