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The Paschal Candle and Cross and the reason
of our  Jubilee pilgrimage 
Called and chosen 



60 years have passed since the Catholic Church has been recognized as the Apostolic Vicariate.   We recognize the initiative of God through the missionary passion of the Marist fathers from Bouganville to the Shortlands and Choiseul to plant the seed of Christianity, followed by the Dominican order as soon as the Apostolic Vicariate was established.

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Most Rev, Bishop Luciano Capelli sdb
 

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More on Diamond Jubilee


The Catholic Diocese of Gizo celebrated its birthday 60th Diamond Jubilee. The diamond jubilee of the diocese started from the episcopal ordination of Bishop Eusebius Crawford in Rome May 1960, who ordained for the diocese of Gizo.
          The Dominican Order gave birth and bursed the diocese for the last 47 years 1960 to 2007. for the last 13 years, the  has been assigned to the care of the Salesian; Bishop Luciano Capelli sdb after the earthquake and devastating tsunami and the recovery period.

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Moli parish; warriors ready to welcome the Candle & Cross                 Nila parish; pan pipers escorting the Candle and the Cross 


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FLA Complete 3 days Workshop on NOM


The Family Life Apostolate (FLA) has successfully completed its workshop on the Natural Ovulation Methods (NOM).

The workshop lasted for 3 days commenced on the 6th until 8th of April at Nila Mission station Shortland Island.
Facilitatated by Sr. Rita Pitavavini OP and Sr. Alice Salas from the Servant of the Visitation which they based their lectures on NOM. Both Sisters were Religious and they are nurses by professional and with Fr. Calistus Tavisibatu OP, a priest who took on the moral teaching of the Church.

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 Group presentation after a long discussion                                       Fr. Phil gives his message about issues affecting mothers

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SIARC  (Solomon Island Association of Religious Congregations)


Gizo Diocese Chapter met at the newly completed Betania Formation Center (Jah Mountain Gizo) for a day of reflection and sharing on the last letter of Pope Francis on ‘Fratelli tutti’ (we are all brothers).

      

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Vanga Teacher’s College 17 commencement exercises


8 your ladies and three young men graduated today Nov 6 from VTC. In 17 years of dedication the College has trained more than 200 instructors for our RTCs. They are a gift of the Gizo Catholic Diocese to the Solomon Islands society to support the country in its efforts of Rural development.

       

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St. John Bosco Nila, Shortland Nila 9th  School Graduation



Saint John Bosco School
in the Shortlands has graduated about 70 students in the ninth ceremony in its History.




   





  • The PRIMARY SCHOOL school was built at the very beginning of the station by the Marist Fathers missionaries from Bouganville and was later run by the Dominican sisters and given back to the government in ’78. It was taken back by the church immediately after the earthquake and tsunami of April 2, 2007

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Cardinal Francisco Coccopalmerio Visit New Establish School Nusabaruku.


His Eminence Cardinal Francisco Coccopalmerio visited the new established school at Nusabaruku yesterday 13 March in Gizo, Western province.

He was accompanied by two priests from Rome and Bishop Luciano Capelli sdb of the Diocese of Gizo.

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Cardinal Visit to Diocese of Gizo

One of the (Pope) right hand man, His Eminence Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio with 2 other priests, Fr. Simone and Fr. Don Flavio from Vatican Rome are visiting the Catholic Diocese of Gizo. 

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