M.V. Galilee to Serve Diocese of Gizo

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A 50ft steel-hulled vessel which was purchased by our bishop in 2015 thanks to many benefactors who made it possible has arrived from New Zealand on Christmas day. Once in service in the diocese of Gizo, the GALILEE ship will operate between the Western Province and the Choiseul Province, providing transport for people and goods, serving the schools, health centers, pastoral activities and the parishes with project activities.

Ongoing assistance requires training local people with the skills to operate the vessel and maintain it, as well as management to ensure that its operating costs 
are sustainable.

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The signing of a Potion of Land.

About 12 tribe chiefs of Voruvoru area within North Choiseul have agreed and signed a document to offer a portion of their land to the Catholic Church for the development of a new center where a structure will be built and human resources involved.

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The goal of the center to be built and run will be the bringing of the community together to dream and plan for the realization of their dreams.

The young generations, in particular, will be assisted and formed for a better future through health and education programs, religious instruction, cultural encounters, recreational facilities, and opportunities.

The dreams are big, the land is small but enough to start with…. for sure more can be invested as time and dreams will also grow. It will be all depend on the ability of the community to learn from the past and sacrifice for a better future.

One of the members said, “God forgive us when all our dreams are have become true because they were too small… Voruvoru dreams are big; we wish all the goodwill they need to be one in mind and heart and to remain committed when the going will be tough”

The formal signing of the agreement followed by the groundbreaking ceremony with all speeches from chiefs was indeed a great occasion witnessed by the large crowd of people who enjoyed singing and dancing with the local pan pipers.

The night was very peaceful followed by the Solemn Confirmation liturgy with 93 candidates.

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The Catholic community of Voruvoru will be the 7th parish to enjoy a new church and facilities attached to it in the post-tsunami reconstruction program of the diocese of Gizo, badly hit by the disaster of April 2, 2007. 

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Easter Celebration Successful and Peaceful.

Beginning on Palm Sunday on March 24th until Easter Sunday on March 31st, the day of the Resurrection, our diocese had a tranquil and triumphant Easter celebration.

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Many parishioners, ranging in age from children to adults, participated in the festivities to help make the Easter celebrations more beautiful.

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Many expressed gratitude to one another for the outcome, which was so serene and poignant as it depicted our Lord's suffering and gave everyone a chance to reaffirm their faith.

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Two AMIS Volunteers Appreciated.

Two Italian AMIS volunteers namely Giancarlo and Paolo were appreciated by the school Principal of Vanga Training Center.

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The school Principal, Fr. Stephen Te’e thanked them during their final 3 days doing maintenance and fixing all the sanitary set-ups of the school.

He expressed his sincere gratitude and appreciation to all of the hardworking volunteers and those who supported them on behalf of his community and said that he appreciates their great assistance and contributions to their school and community.   

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Christ the King Parish Celebrate WYD23.

“We cannot make it to Portugal for the WYD 2023, but we do make it here at Sariana Christ the King Parish” said Ben Kulabule a parish media volunteer there.

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Nuncio Visits Correctional Center

His Excellency Most Reverend Archbishop Fermin Emilio Sosa Rodriguez, along with Msgr. Federico Boni his secretary, and Bishop Peter Houhou, the new bishop of the Diocese of Gizo visited the Gizo Correctional Center this afternoon.

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Celebrating Solemnity Enlighten Faithfull.

Solemnity celebrations have continued to enlighten parishioners especially those youths who continue to observe and learn more about why we have such celebrations.

Such celebrations also have the faithful come together, and it is a feast day of the highest rank of celebrating a mystery of the faith in the church.


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Lenten Cross Launch for Pilgrimage around Parish.

On February 22nd, the Lenten Cross was launched for a pilgrimage around the communities at Holy Rosary Parish Nila.

The launching took place at the mission station and its first destination was St. John Bosco Senior and Technical School. Then they went to Tuha Junior Secondary School spending 2 days before their departure to the Fauro community.


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