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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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Retired Bishop: Bishop Bernard Cyril O’Grady, OP

Maria Regina Presbytery, Avalon Beach, 2107, NSW, Australia

Vicar General

Fr. Jacob Qetobachu (St. Joseph Parish)

Moli Postal Agency, P.O. Taro, Choiseul Province, SI

Bishop’s Secretary/Officer in Charge

Placida Pita

DIOCESAN OFFICES

Diocesan Office

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

(677) 60130

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Catholic Education Secretary /Religious Education Coordinator

Wryne Bennet

Pastoral Vicar

Fr. Stephen Te’e

Youth Ministry

Deacon Agustine, Nascia Pae

Women Development and Young Women’s Program

Sr. Rita Piitavavene, OP; Janet Herosolo (Gizo)

Pastoral Coordinator

Mr. Jerome Kuibatu

Bible Apostolate

Moses Poqeave (Moli) (temporarily absent)

Catechists Formation

Mr. Jerome Kuibatu

College of Consultors

Fr. Jacob Qetobachu, Vicar General (Diocesan, Gizo)

Fr. Stephen Te’e (Diocesan, Gizo)

Fr. Callixtus Tavisibatu OP

Fr. Henry Paroi, OP

Fr Peter Lalaigalo, OP

Fr. Thimothy Aihora,OP

Fr. Simon Suvenava, OP

Fr. Stanis Myint (Yangon Archdiocese, Myanmar)

Fr. Tony

Fr. Mathias

Fr. Gabriel (Auki Diocese)

Fr. Osifelo (Auki Diocese)

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,

Fr. Jacob Qetobachu, Vicar General, Pastoral Vicar

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. Peter Lalaigalo, OP

Tuha Chaplain: Fr Gabriel

Sirovanga

(1920) St. Dominic Parish

Sirovanga P/A, P.O. Taro Choiseul Province, SI

Parish Priest: Fr Callixtus Tavisibatu, OP

Assistant Parish Priest: Fr 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

Pastoral Coordinator: Br. Juvitar

Noro

(2011) St Eusebius Parish

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

Parish priest: Fr Tony

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

Principal Mr.

St. Dominic's Rural Development Centre

Vanga Point, Kolombangara

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

Principal: Brother Sixtus, FMS

V.T.C. Vanga Teachers College

Vanga Point, Kolombangara

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

Principal: Mr. Allen Santillan

St. Marcelyn Primary School

Vanga Point, Kolombangara

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

Brother Eli, FMS

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. Rebecca, OP

St. Anne’s Rural Training Centre

Nila Post Agency, Shortland Islands, Western Province, SI

Principal: Sr. Antonia Leoa, OP

DIOCESAN INSTITUTIONS

St. Joseph’s Pastoral Formation Centre

Moli, Choiseul Province, SI

Director: Sr Rita Pitavavene, OP

Sr. Maria Tora, OP

Bible Translation Centre

(Temporarily closed)

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

Members: Sr. Marie Toravavini, OP; Sr. Hilda Kinika, OP

Dominican Sisters' Noviciate, Loga

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

Novice Mistress: Sr. Anastasia Arae, OP

Vocation Promoter: Sr. Leonie Megogole, OP

Novices: Ludovica Vaejava; Closina Pitamama; Rebecca Vurumae; Marie Jael

Dominican Convent, Nila

Nila Postal Agency, Shortland Islands, SI

Sr. Christopher Konasa, OP (Nurse)

Sr. Dora Qilavuvunu, OP (Nurse)

Sr. Jacquelin Kubebatu, OP (Principal)

Sr. Antonia, OP (RTC Principal)

Dominican Convent, Moli

Moli Postal Agency, P.O Taro, Choiseul Province, SI

Sr. Maria Tora, OP

Sr. Rita Pitavavene, OP (Family Life Apostolate, Moli)

Dominican Convent, Sirovanga

Taro Postal Agency, P.O Taro, Choiseul Province, SI

Sr. Teresia Tebaia, OP (Sirovanga Postulants program)

Sr. Regina Marupa, OP (Sirovanga School)

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, Voruvoru, Moli and Nila parishes)

P.O. Box 22, GIZO, Western Province, IS

(677) 7611959

Priests: Fr. Stephen Kamoa; Fr. Callixtus Tavisabatu; Fr. Peter Lalaigalo, Fr Timothy Aihora OP, Fr Henry Paroi, OP, Fr Simon Suvenava, OP

Brothers: Br. Henry Koveti; Br. Vincent Ora

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, FMS


Guanellian Fathers (Servants of charity)

PO BOX 22, GIZO, WESTERN PROVINCE

DIOCESAN STATISTICS


Population

Civic: 128,853

Catholic: 14,173

Parishes: 7

Priests: 12

Brothers: 8

4 Marists; 2 Dominicans; 2 Diocesans

Sisters: 12

12 Dominicans

Education Institutions

Kindergartens 3

Primary Schools: 2

High Schools: 1

Secondary Schools: 1

Vocational Schools: 4

Teachers College: 1

Health Services

Mini Hospital: 1

Health Centres: 1

Diocesan Institutions

Pastoral Centre:

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