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Noro Anglicans and Catholics Combine to Celebrate Good Friday. (From Fr. Tony compiled by DoG media office).


At 10:30am on Good Friday 14th April; both the Anglicans and Catholics gathered to celebrate the Passion of the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ at Baru Noro.
The combine celebration was very devotional as young people, men, women and of course the kids show solidarity among these 2 churches.

Play of Jesus is crucifyCanaan community with one of the SC.
Play of Jesus is crucifyPlay of Jesus is crucify.

Play of Jesus is crucifyNoro community during the SC.

Along the main
road the performance of the Lord’s passion played starting with the narrator’s intonation, in the garden. The heavy cross of 10’x6’ was laid on the shoulder of the central actor.

‘A very moving service, almost after a gap of about 20 years’ commented the ladies and the Anglicans, who had their worship in the morning, were encouraged to go to the Catholic church at 3.00 pm when the Noro Catholic community normally have the Veneration of the Cross.

And in Canaan a beautiful way of the cross was organized by the families living around that location.
Each station a cross with the picture of the particular station was placed.

After prayer and singing at each station, the cross is also carried in a procession and at the end of it, all the 14 crosses are heaped in one place to be burnt on Easter Vigil for the new fire and to light the Paschal candle from this fire. This reminds them their own failures of the past one year for all people to witness and be nail it all as the cross, trudge along the way carrying it, to help them purge the hurts and wounds, and finally burn it to lead a new life, purified by the fire of the Vigil.

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Youth office to have new youth coordinator.

Despite a lot of programs coming up for the youths, our youth office will have its new youth coordinator.


Rachel Erea. New Youth Coordinator 2017
She is Ms. Rachel Eria who is from part Kiribati and Malaita, was serving the western province as a registration clerk since 2013.

An energetic young lady who has her dream to work with youths around our diocese will team up with our pastoral team, touring, working collaboratively with parish youth coordinators and facilitating youth ministry around our diocese.

She will take up office on the 1st June 2017 and is expected to set up youth programs for youth around the parishes.

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Bishop Capelli sdb Welcome Back after Nine Months at Italy

The Parishioners for the Catholic Diocese of Gizo were happy to received back their bishop Bishop Luciana Capelli after returning from a medical trip in Italy.

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Holy Door pilgrimage, Diocese of Gizo
 
If the people can’t go to the Holy Door, the Holy Door goes to the people.

The People of Christ the King Parish, Voruvoru conveyed their thanks to the Holy Father, Pope Francis for initiating the Jubilee year of Mercy. It is timely for those of them who lived in rather isolated places where visitation and other necessary services are lacking to the world outside of them. It has also helped to strengthen their local Catholic communities as well as building the relationship amongst them. The pilgrimage created solidarity in communities. They extended their sincere thanks to Most Rev. Bishop Luciano Capelli SDB of Gizo Diocese for his support by enabling the Holy Door to reach their shore and other parts in the Diocese. Also to the Diocesan Team of Pastoral Animation (DTPA) Led by the Episcopal Vicar General; Fr. Jacob Qetobatu for their hard work and dedication. They live in an unpredictable situation where at times they are unsure of their place in the country as well as in the Church. They know that access to their location is rather difficult, and this has contributed to a larger degree in isolating them from outside communication.

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Catholics Gizo Complete 3 days’ Seminar for Kindy Untrained Teachers.

About 30 kindergarten teacher participants from the Catholic diocese of Gizo have successfully completed a 3 days’ seminar which commenced on the 11th – 13th of July 2017.
          Participants were from Gizo parish and from Wagina, Moli, Voruvoru and Sirovanga parish in the Choiseul province.

Ms. Paolo demonstrate on some of the playing kitsMs. Paolo demonstrate on some of the playing kits.
DSCF0483Diocesan Secretary explain on to one of the participants, while a St. .Peter's kindy supervisor looks on.
group photoParticipants with their certificates and the facilitators during group photo.
A 3 days training seminar mainly to equip the kindergarten unqualified teachers to analysis some of the initial situation about the children in the class, this includes identifying the psychological characteristic of the children between 3-6 year of age, literacy, mathematics and management and emergency in the school.

The training may also enable teachers to bring the children more closely to the moral teaching of the Catholic faith.

During this seminar, Bishop Luciano Capelli sdb has the opportunity to give a session on the importance of the work they are doing with children back in their schools. He congratulated them to have made this initiative living their family behind and made it to this seminar.

He stressed also that teachers should care about the children who have come for them to be educated, and promised them to equip their school with resources.

The human being the “child ‘’ is important to address his/her education and should come from the heart. He continued to say “Teachers have a very important role to play in the education of the children to day, he also reminded them not to cause a lot of absenteeism in their school.”

The seminar involves different facilitators who take a turn to facilitate the types of activities which includes questions, comments, demonstrations, group work, discussions and presentations from the participants.

Facilitated by the Italian Volunteer Ms. Paolo, supervisor and teachers from St. Peter’s kindergarten Gizo and the Diocesan Secretary Ms. Wryne Bennett.

The seminar ended successfully with the handing over of the certificates to participants. 

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Youth for Christ (YFC) Conduct first Visitation.

The Catholic Diocese of Gizo Youth for Christ (YFC) launch its first visitation program to the needy people over the weekend.

Granny Seno Rurumae was the first to be visited on Sunday the 30th April at her daughter’s resident at Gizo banana valley.

group photoGroup photo with Granny Seno
ChairpersonChairperson Ms. Fatima reads through the layout of their program
Ready for singingReady for singing
The aging mother was very excited when she received the youths who they gave their wonderful message through singing, praying and sharings which uplifts her spirit.

The YFC program was mainly to encourage, impact or to renew youths by its programs of activities, that one may become good citizen of this country Solomon Island.

Accompanying the youths was their parish priest Fr. Stephen Te’e.


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Solomon Heart made in Italy Celebrated Golden Jubilee’

By Nascia Pae Catholic Communication Gizo Diocese Western Province

Bishop Luciano Capelli sdb celebrated his golden anniversary as a Professed Salesian of Don Bosco on August 16, and renewed his vows to God in front of his church community… in front of three nice and tasty cakes

Bishop Capelli sdb Catholic Diocese of Gizo

Visibly touched and emotionally moved he prayed the formula of Salesian Religious Profession. The bishop later explained that he has never felt so emotional in his life as he renewed the same commitment to God which he made 50 years ago. “At that time I did not know what I would face, now I know and therefore this renewal is more meaningful and complete even if done in a very simple and informal way… I promised gain like don Bosco to give my life to the last breath for my flock… how can you not be emotional about it?”

Bishop Luciano Capelli was born in Tirano (So) Italy on October 19th, 1947.

 From 1965—1971 he was in the philippines. He obtained his Bachelor Degree in Education—philosophy studies in 1968, work as Biology instructor for Don Bosco Technical College of Engineering in 1969-1970. Then in early 1971 he obtained Perpetual Profession and was a Classical Latin and teacher in Don Bosco Seminary College.

 In 1972 he returned to Italy to study theological studies at Instituto Teologico Sam Tommaso. He was ordained a deacon on December 10, 1974 at Sondrio. He completed his theological studies in 1975 in which he obtained his Bachelor Degree in Theology. He was Ordained a Priest in June 28, 1975 at Cologna di Tirano Sodrio (Italy).

 In 1975 to 1999 he went back to the Philippines. In 1976 to 1977 he was a Youth Center Director for Don Bosco Technical College of Engineering. From 1977- 1982 he became the Spiritual Director for Don Bosco Technical College of Engineering. In 1982 he was Rector for Don Bosco Technical Institute at Tarlac, Philippians.

 From 1985 to 1991, he went for further studies and obtained his Masters Degree in Education at Saint Joseph College of Graduate School, Manila. He was also Rector of Don Bosco Technical College of Engineering.

In 1991 to 1992 Bishop Luciano Capelli was Rector Don Bosco Hall, for the boarding house for University Students in the Philippines. In 1992 to 1993 Bishop Luciano Capelli becomes a provincial council member and from 1993 to 1999 he was the Provincial FIN province for Manila and Papua New Guinea.

He came to the Solomons in 1999, he built and founded and was Rector for Don Bosco Technical Institute at Henderson in Honiara and Don Bosco Rural Training Center and Mini Hjospital at Tetere North East Guadalcanal until 2007.

 

He was ordained Bishop of Gizo on October 21, 2007by His Eminence Cardinal Joseph Zen—Cardinal of China at Gizo. Over the weekend he celebrated three masses on the 14th Friday he celebrated Mass to mark the open day of the St Peter Training Centre and the Kindergarten rebuilt by him after the Gizo Tsunami and Earthquake of april 2 2007.

Most Rev. Bishop Capelli SDB

He marked 200 years of the Birth of DON Bosco, 15th He celebrated for the Mothers of St Peter Parish and on the 16th he renewed his commitments with a heartfelt speech that made everyone in tears.

Renewing his vows

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New Filipino Teacher to Serve Don Bosco Secondary School Nila Shortland Island.

A new foreign teacher to serve Don Bosco secondary school at Nila Shortland Island was welcomed at Nusatupe Airstrip. She is Madam Mariter Mayor Alamil, 51 from Filipino arrived in Gizo on Monday the 1st of May on the feast day of St. Joseph the worker.

Mareta is garland by education secratery Ms. Wryne BennettMariter is garlanded by education secretery Ms. Wryne Bennett
Mariter AlamilMariter Alamil
She served as a teacher in the Philippines and handled classes in Christian living education and in guidance, mostly in secondary schools. Last year she taught humanities and world religious in the senior high school, and left for Solomon this year 2017.

Madam Mariter belong to a large family with 2 brothers and 7 sisters, all alive and the eldest brother died when Mariter was 4 years old. Both her parents dead, mother in 2000 and her father in 2013.

When I asked Mariter, what is her expectation, she said that she really don’t have much expectations, but what is within herself is the excitement and the desire to be with the people of Solomon Islands, particularly in Nila, and be a part of their learning process. “I am here to serve and to love, all for God’s greater glory”,  said Madam Mariter
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