Dominican Family Gizo Celebrate their Founders Feast day.

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The Dominican family here in the diocese of Gizo are very happy to celebrate their founders feast day, the St. Dominic at Loga Island.
          Celebrated with other Religious and families within the parish really colored the occasion which everyone gave their warmly appreciations to the Friars and Sisters of the Dominican family.          
          The celebration kicked off with the preparation night at Friday late afternoon until midnight, and then Thanksgiving Mass the next day at 9:00 am.

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Nusabaruku Target Fundraising Successful at the  end of July. 

An ongoing fundraising drive has successful at the end of  July last month with the money raised up to more than $16,000.00 at Nusabaruku. Under the umbrella of Gizo parish; Nusabaruku Catholic community had to pull up its socks and started paying off the dues as required by all Catholic community zones, in and around Gizo parish.

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Nusabaruku Catholic community being one of the zones that make up the Gizo parish community would need to pay an annual contribution of $7,000.00.

This in mind, including other commitment for our Catholic community in Nusabaruku the church and missionaries – the community split into 3 groups, having their own leaders, to do fundraisings through the month – and the outcome of their fundraise efforts to be publicly announced at the end of the month. With the little drama, this to show appreciation to the team that raised the highest funds.

I hope that this would ignite a spirit of competiveness, and thus boost morale in fundraising.

Fundraising includes contributions, Bobo night, card games, and sales of cooked and uncooked foods throughout the month.

Next day, the new month that was on Sunday 1 August after the Holy Mass celebration, the fundraising committee announced the wining group. The highest raised funds to be crowned, and have the privilege of first serve at the table.

Total raised was $16,913.00 and the group ranking as follows;

Group 3 (Anthony’s group) $7,381.00

Group 2 (Naou’s group) $5,020.00

Group 1 (Tomas’s group) $4,512.00

The committee has convey their sincerely thanks to the participating teams and more so to their friends and supporters for their generosity in help they rendered.

They said that their parish contribution could now be settle.


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Moli St. Joseph Parish Celebrate Easter Peacefully

St. Joseph parish Moli Choiseul celebrated their Easter as one of the most peaceful one this year. The peace event has gathered parishioners from five big villages and many small locations together for the Holy week.

On   the   Easter   Vigil,   celebration was supposed   to be on 8 pm but began on 5 pm.   Because   of   the population of about 2000 and the mission, station is an island, which is in the center of those villages, other villages have to travel more than an hour and parishioners have to cross by boat to the church.

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 Custom feasting is a practise still adopted today                                       During Thanksgiving Celebration

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Japanese Ambassy Handover New School Building to Catholic Church Gizo

His Excellency Yashuhi Horimoto the Ambassador of Japan to SI and Mrs Horimoto are the guest of honor for the handover of the 2 story building to Vanga RTC, Catholic Diocese of Gizo.

The handover ceremony on the 3rd June 2021 highlights speeches from different speakers who gave their wonderful speeches and appreciations to each other.

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Ambassador Yashuhi and Bishop Luciano Capelli sdb
officially opens the funded building.                      
                  Rt: The new Vanga 2 story funded building

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The Paschal Candle and Cross and the reason
of our  Jubilee pilgrimage 
Called and chosen 

60 years have passed since the Catholic Church has been recognized as the Apostolic Vicariate.   We recognize the initiative of God through the missionary passion of the Marist fathers from Bouganville to the Shortlands and Choiseul to plant the seed of Christianity, followed by the Dominican order as soon as the Apostolic Vicariate was established.

Most Rev, Bishop Luciano Capelli sdb

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FLA Complete 3 days Workshop on NOM

The Family Life Apostolate (FLA) has successfully completed its workshop on the Natural Ovulation Methods (NOM).

The workshop lasted for 3 days commenced on the 6th until 8th of April at Nila Mission station Shortland Island.
Facilitatated by Sr. Rita Pitavavini OP and Sr. Alice Salas from the Servant of the Visitation which they based their lectures on NOM. Both Sisters were Religious and they are nurses by professional and with Fr. Calistus Tavisibatu OP, a priest who took on the moral teaching of the Church.

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 Group presentation after a long discussion                                       Fr. Phil gives his message about issues affecting mothers

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SIARC  (Solomon Island Association of Religious Congregations)

Gizo Diocese Chapter met at the newly completed Betania Formation Center (Jah Mountain Gizo) for a day of reflection and sharing on the last letter of Pope Francis on ‘Fratelli tutti’ (we are all brothers).


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St. John Bosco Nila, Shortland Nila 9th  School Graduation

Saint John Bosco School
in the Shortlands has graduated about 70 students in the ninth ceremony in its History.


  • The PRIMARY SCHOOL school was built at the very beginning of the station by the Marist Fathers missionaries from Bouganville and was later run by the Dominican sisters and given back to the government in ’78. It was taken back by the church immediately after the earthquake and tsunami of April 2, 2007

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