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Youth Encounter Facilitators Workshop, Noro Parish


A Youth Encounters Seminar that was facilitated by the Youth team from the Diocese of Gizo has commenced on the 25th and ended successfully on 27 June 2021 this weekend at St. Eusebius parish Noro.

during group discussion      Noro Participant explaining a pictures to the trainers

A formation seminar is purposely to equip the 19 participants to become trainers, which they may organize themselves and they can facilitate the program to their parishes.

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Two general superior sisters visit Nusabaruku.


Two general superior sisters (mother General Maddalena and her vicar Noemi) from the congregation of the Servants of the Visitation visited our Diocese from February 22 up to march 1. The visited Gizo, Loga, Vanga, Fishing Village and Nusabaruka.


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They are happy to come and stay in Nusabaruka, with the people to assist them in their needs. They will send Two sisters in September (one nurse and one teacher) and two more in January 2019.


They showed us an example of joy, humility and availability to be with the poor and help them like Mary as she visited Elisabeth.

The fear of the 29 Bouganvilleans around Gizo did not stop them from visiting the people. Sr. Noemi and Sr. Maddalena were very glad to visit the children and their teachers.

The Sisters told the children that they are like Mary, live like Mary and travel like Mary to visit far away communities.  They said that when they arrived here they found joy and happiness, as Mary was filled with joy when she visited Elizabeth.

Accompanying them were the three Salesian Sisters: Anna, Regina and Joana (FMA) who now run the St. Peter’s Urban training center in Gizo.
And help out at the St Peter Kindy

We have much to thank God for: as the Dominican Sisters seem to be slowing down in their presence, God is enriching our diocese with three new congregations, of of religious men (the Incarnate Word) and two of religious women (Don Bosco Sisters and Servants of the Visitation)

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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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Toumoa Go for the Healing

Feeling grateful Toumoa after the novena prayer of the children to Divine Mercy for the healing of the world...

.... our life has its strength in the power of God's love who has bestowed us His divine life, meaning and purpose.

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Reflection, Solobosco Youths


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Junior Zachariah
Nila Don Bosco Secondary School.

 It was all about experiences.
I found it different at home, and at the secondary school and it was different at this gathering.
Playing, sharing together, singing and praying together.
More often is observing and exercising my spiritual deeds with the Salesian family.
Finally, I realize it was not an entertainment.


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Nila Don Bosco Secondary School.

 Moreover, was by observing the Spiritual life of the Salesian family. At first, I felt that I am far from them, but their programs of activities kept my attention, focused on them and I started to feel the spirituality outcome of it while involving. 

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Marisi Tuva

Nila Don Bosco Secondary School.

It was enjoyable to spend time with other youths from other Don Bosco schools.
More youths who have different feelings with different ideas was indeed a good experience I came across.
Grouping us together was one experience that enables me to contribute, this was by discussion, sharing and simple housekeeping etc.

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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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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.

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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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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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