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Diocese of Gizobishop capelli

Suffragan of the Archdiocese of Honiara

Vicariate Apostolic of Western Solomons 11 July 1959. Diocese 5 November 1966. Comprises the Western, Choiseul and Isabel Provinces of Solomon Islands.

Most Rev. Luciano Capelli, SBD

Born Oct 19 1947 Ordained Priest 28 June 1975. Appointed Bishop of Gizo June 2007. Episcopal Consecration 21 October 2007.

Address:

Bishop's House, St. Peter’s Compound

P.O. Box 22, Gizo, Western Province, SI

(677) 60265 (Home); 60130 (Office)
Mobile: (677) 749 4 945
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Staff, by name:
Bishop Luciano Capelli- Bishop
Wryne Bennett- Education
Taka Rosin- Computers
Placida Pita- Secretary
Jerome Kuibatu- Pastoral Coordinator
Malakana Rellysdome- Media
Rachel Eria- Youth
Cletus Pita - Special Projects
Sr. Rita Pitavavene- Women & young women
Tomas Manase- Finance
Fr. Jacob Qetobatu- Vicar General

Parishes:
Gizo Parish
Noro Parish
Moli Parish
Nila Parish
Voru-Voru Parish
Wagina Parish
Sirovanga Parish

Retired Bishop: Bishop Bernard Cyril O’Grady, OP Maria Regina Presbytery, Avalon Beach, 2107, NSW, Australia

Staff, by designation:

Vicar General
Fr. Jacob Qetobacho
(Holy Rosary Parish Nila) 
Moli Postal Agency,
P.O. Taro,
Choiseul Province

SI Bishop’s Secretary
Placida Pita

Officer in Charge
Cletus Pita

DIOCESAN OFFICES

Diocesan Office 
P.O. Box 22
Gizo,
Western Province,
SI  (677) 60130 
Fax (677) 60121 
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Catholic Education Secretary /Religious Education Coordinator
Mrs. Wryne Bennet

Pastoral Vicar Fr. Jacob Qetobacho

Youth Ministry Fr. Stephen Te’e

Women Development and Young Women’s Program
Sr. Rita Piitavavene, OP;
Janet Herosolo (Gizo)

Pastoral Coordinator;
Mr. Jerome Kuibatu

Youth Coordinator;
Ms Rachel Eria

Media Coordinator;
Mr Rellydsone Malakana

Bible Apostolate
Moses Poqeave (Moli) (temporarily vacant)

Catechists Formation Mr. Jerome Kuibatu

College of Consultors

Fr. Jacob Qetobacho, Vicar General (Diocesan, Gizo)
Fr. Stephen Te’e (Diocesan, Gizo)
Fr. Callixtus Tavisibatu OP
Fr. Henry Paroi, OP
Fr. Thimothy Aihora,OP
Fr Simon Suvenava,OP
Fr. Kimaere Lawrence, OP
Fr. Stanis Myint (Yangon Archdiocese, Myanmar)
Fr. Mathias Lourdusamy Mathias, Sdc (Camillian)
Fr. Subbarao Konggala Ramedevi, Sdc
Fr. Tony Antonysami Savarimuthu Pillai (Tamil Nadu)
Fr. P. Ruben Angel Quisver, IVE

PARISHES

Gizo (1958) Cathedral of St. Peter the Apostle 
P.O. Box 22,
Gizo, Western Province,
SI 
(677) 60130
Cathedral Administrator: Fr. Stephen Te’e,
Kiribati Communities Coordinator: Fr. Stephen Kamoa, OP

Moli (1956) St. Joseph Parish 
Moli Postal Agency,
P.O. Taro,
Choiseul Province, SI
Parish Priest: Fr. Simon Suvenava, OP

Nila (1899) Our Lady of the Rosary Parish 
Nila Postal Agency,
Shortland Is,
Western Province, SI
Parish Priest: Fr. Kimaere Lawrence, OP

Sirovanga (1920) St. Dominic Parish 
Sirovanga P/A, P.O. Taro
Choiseul Province, SI
Parish Priest: Fr. Calixtus Tavisibatu, OP
Assistant Parish Priest: Timothy Aihora, OP

Voru-Voru Christ the King Church 
Voru Voru P/A,
P.O. Taro Choiseul Province, SI
Parish Priest: Fr. Henry Paroi, OP

Wagina (1965) Sacred Heart Parish 
Kukutin Village, Wagina Islands,
Choiseul Province, SI
Parish Priest: Fr. Stanis Myint (Yangon Archdiocese)

Noro (2011) St Eusebius Parish 
P.O. Box 22, Gizo,
Western Province, SI
Parish priest: Fr. Tony Antonysami Savarimuthu Pillai (Tamil Nadu),
Parish Priest Fr. Mathias Lourdusamy Mathias, Sdc (Guanellian)
Fr. Subbarao Konggala Ramedevi, Sdc (Guanellian)

HEALTH SERVICES

Nila Mini Hospital 
Nila Postal Agency, Shortland Islands,
Western Province, SI
Sr. Chris Konasa, OP

Sirovanga Dispensary and Clinic 
Sirovanga Postal Agency, Choiseul Province

SI EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
St. John Bosco Primary, Nila,
Shortland Islands 
P.O. Box 22, Gizo,
Western Province, SI
Head mistress: Mrs. Mary Laore St.

John Bosco Junior Secondary Tuha,
Shortland Islands 
P.O. Box 22, Gizo,
Western Province, SI
Principal: Ms. Jerrylyn Depallo

St. John Bosco Senior Secondary Nila,
Shortland Islands 
P.O. Box 22, Gizo,
Western Province, SI
Principal: Ms. Jerrylyn Depallo

St. Joseph Catholic Secondary School 
Moli Postal Agency,
P.O Taro, Choiseul Province, SI
Fr Simon Suvenava, OP, Parish Priest 
School Direcor Mr Henry Deomupala, Principal

St. Dominic's Rural Development Centre
Vanga Point, Kolombangara 
P.O. Box 22, Gizo,
Western Provincial, SI
Principal: Brother Sixtus Winduo, FMS
Brother Dominic, FMS

V.T.C. Vanga Teachers College
Vanga Point, Kolombangara 
P.O. Box 22, Gizo,
Western Province, SI
Principal: Ms. Olivia Doblas

St. Marcelyn Primary School Vanga Point,
Kolombangara 
P.O. Box 22, Gizo,
Western Province, SI

St. Peter’s Training Centre Gizo (Boys and girls) 
P.O. Box 22, Gizo,
Western Province, SI
Principal: Fr. Stephen Te’e

St. Theresa Training Centre Kukutin Village
Waghina,
Choiseul Province, SI
Sr Tabiria Tabeaua, OP principal
Sr Anastasia Arae, OP

St. Anne’s Rural Training Centre 
Nila Post Agency, Shortland Islands,
Western Province, SI
Sr Rebecca Matemono, OP

DIOCESAN INSTITUTIONS

St. Joseph’s Pastoral Formation Centre Moli,
Choiseul Province, SI
Sr. Rita Pitavavene, OP
Sr. Marie Toravavini , OP

INSTITUTES OF CONSECRATED LIFE - WOMEN

Dominican Sisters (OP)
Dominican Convent, Gizo
(Holy Rosary Vicariate of the Congregation of Dominican Sisters of Eastern Australia) 
P.O. Box 22, GIZO, Western Province, SI
Vicaress: Sr. Philomena Barivudu, OP

Dominican Sisters' Noviciate, Loga (temporary closed) 
P.O. Box 22, GIZO,
Western Province, SI
Sr. Leonie Megogole, OP
Vocation Promoter: Sr Catherine Pita, OP

Dominican Convent, Nila 
Nila Postal Agency, Shortland Islands, SI
Sr Christopher Konasa, OP (Nurse)
Sr Rebecca Matemono, OP

Dominican Convent, Moli 
Moli Postal Agency, P.O Taro,
Choiseul Province, SI
Sr. Marie Toravavini, OP St Joseph Catholic School Bursar
Sr. Rita Pitavavene, OP (Family Life Apostolate, Moli)

Dominican Convent, Sirovanga 
Taro Postal Agency, P.O Taro,
Choiseul Province, SI
Sr. Matrina Qilaziutu, OP
Sr. Risia Nawaya

St. Theresa Training Centre
Kukutin Village Waghina,
Choiseul Province, SI
Sr Tabiria Tabeaua, OP
Sr Anastasia Arae, OP

INSTITUTES OF CONSECRATED LIFE - MEN

Order of Preachers (OP) Vicariate Provincial of Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea

Our Lady of the Rosary Priory, Loga Island
(Serving Sirovanga and Voruvoru parishes and Kiribati chaplaincy) 
P.O. Box 22, GIZO,
Western Province, SI
ph: (677) 7611959
Priests:
Fr. Stephen Kamoa; OP
Fr. Callixtus Tavisibatu OP;
Fr. Henry Paroi, OP,
Fr Kimaere Lçawerence, OP,
Fr Simon Suvenava, OP
Brothers:
Br. Henry Koveti;
Br. Vincent O

Marist Brothers of the School (FMS)
St. Dominic’s Rural Development Centre
Vanga Point, Kolombangara 
P.O. Box 22, GIZO,
Western Province, SI
Brother Sixtus Winduo, FMS Principal
Brother Dominic, FMS

DIOCESAN STATISTICS
Population
Civic: 133,374
Catholic: 15,374
Parishes: 7
Priests: 12
Brothers: 4
    2 Marists; 2 Dominicans;
Sisters: 11
    11 Dominicans
Education Institutions
Kindergartens 4
Primary Schools: 2
High Schools: 2
Senior Secondary Schools: 1
Vocational Schools: 4
Teachers Colleges: 1
Health Services
    Mini Hospital: 1
    Health Centres: 1
Diocesan Institutions
    Pastoral Centre: 1

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