Maleai Youths in Big Role.

Youths from Maleai village play a big role in community activities, especially during celebrating their feast day the solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Involving these young people is good for our society as research shows it improves civic participation, health, well-being, social inclusion, etc.


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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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St. Don Bosco Taro success with $35,000.

St. Don Bosco Parish Taro has successfully hosted 2-weekend fundraising aiding their church project for the year.

Reported from that parish Carmax Qoso said that they have their 1st fundraising on Saturday 15th of April, and a total of $4,360 has been raised from the Taro Supizae community.


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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.

IMG20171110165406 Copy 2Faustina  Uva
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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The Mercy Fever In Gizo Diocese

The ‘FB IMG 1462243401274MERCY FEVER’ which converts and globalises the hearts proposed to us by Pope Francis to commit us to forgive others and challenge us to service and solidarity with all has reached the highest point in the thermometer here in Gizo at the centre south Pacific region

The isolation of the parishes from the Gizo Diocesan Centre makes it impossible for the people of the far away villages to reach the cathedral and the Holy Door of the Jubilee year

The pastoral team however did not give up the great opportunity offered to the faithful and proposed an easy and meaningful initiative “If the isolated faithful cannot go to the holy door at the cathedral, the holy door will go around the parishes and the villages to reach the isolated people”

The tour of the 14 villages ended today after two intensive months with the diocesan boat and 60 horse outboard motor which braved the sea which has not always peaceful and cooperativeholy door travelling around

The welcome ceremony at sea has been very well prepared

  • The Holy door was preceded by the Cross and sided by the two banners of the Jubilee year logo

  • The village warriors gave the Cross and the door a real custom and hero welcome

  • There followed a liturgical celebration on meditation on God’s words, celebration of the sacrament of reconciliation and Eucharist

  • The symbolic passing through the reconciliation door implied the acceptance of the gift of compassion received and the commitment to reconcile with one’s neighbours, and peace making among hostile groups. True peace we all believe passes through forgiveness freely received and given

  • The people have been prepared by the pastoral team on a previous visit and responded with unexpected enthusiasm

FB IMG 1462243316107The Gizo priests have shared their happiness in seeing the people participate with all good will

In Melanesian social life “reconciliation-compensation” are key words and the ritual is central in the culture of the village social life, Faith provides the experience first in oneself and the sharing of that experience to others as a commitment to the Gift received

Never have the priests worked so hard as these two months as ministers of reconciliation

How beautiful it is when we can experience reconciliation within ourselves and we share this gift to others… How beautiful it is when we can forgive each other and start again

Mistakes and conflicts can become moments encounter and of growth if faced with an open heart, motivated by faith and generosity

Luciano Capelli, sdb

Bishop of Gizo

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Moli Outreach Program Praise.

St. Joseph Men’s outreach group from Moli parish has been praised for their weekend program, which ended successfully on Sunday 23rd of April at Sirovanga parish.

Their activities highlight a very powerful demonstration among men from both parishes. Besides, there are mothers and youths accompanying them, which they are part of their program.


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SIARC starts with its Beautiful Program.

After the formation of the SIARC (Solomon Island Association for Religious Congregation) a month ago, they (members) began with a blessed and beautiful program at one of the islands outside Gizo.


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The SIARC (Solomon Island Association for Religious Congregation).

Religious Congregation / Order is a community of consecrated life with members that profess solemn vows, and they are defined and named according to their specific Charism and apostolate

On 2nd February 2023, on the Feast of Consecrated life, SIARC GIZO had a memorable Eucharistic celebration at the St Peter’s Cathedral at 6:00pm, presided by Fr. Francis Anil – Guanelian Fathers.


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