Rally Reminds Mothers to be Close to the Church.
About 60 women from the St. Joseph Moli Parish, Sacred Heart of Jesus Wagina Parish and Nusabaruku women of St. Peters Gizo parish successfully ended their 4 days program at Wagina parish.
ND Womens Rally has Successful End
The Northern Deanery women Rally has successfully come to an end at Pirakamae St. Dominic Parish Sirovanga, Northwest Choiseul.
Women rally includes women from St. Dominic Sirovanga, Christ the King Voruvoru, St. Don Bosco Taro, St. Joseph Moli and including other observers. Also include are fathers, youths who gave their support in the preparation and co_coordinating the activities.
The Catholic Diocese of Gizo is coming up with its program on the Media and the Hey Mum and Dad Program for the year 2021.
And on the weekend 16th to 18th this month of July the diocese runs the Media and the Hey Mum seminar here in St. Peters parish Gizo.
Celebrating 25th Years Silver Jubilee
Theme: “Catholic Women Council of the Diocese of Gizo Lived and Experienced Good Christian and Culture Values like Mary as our Model”
The Diocese of Gizo is one of the 3 dioceses in the Solomon Islands and was formed from the vicariates of the Northern and Southern Solomons in the early 1960s.
In 1956 the first group of Australian Dominican priests, brothers, sisters and laity arrived to shoulder responsibility under the Diocese of Gizo which was established on the 15th of November 1956.
More than 60 women’s from the St. Peter’s Parish Gizo Catholic Church celebrated Women’s Jubilee on August Saturday 19th
The theme; “Live and Experience Good Christian and Cultural Values like Mary our Model”
Their program began with the matching parade along the Street of Gizo were many other women from other Denominations congratulated them for their achievement until their 25th Jubilee celebration.
Following the parade an Eucharist Mass was celebrated with a colorful procession and liturgy led by the Women’s group here in the parish of Gizo.
The main celebrant was Fr. Lawrence Kimaere who focuses his homily on “the Virtues of Mary” the Mother of Jesus. Fr. L. Kimaere op congratulated the mothers to keep alive the Church, community and their family for their commitment as mothers. He reminded them to become like Mary the Mother of Jesus. Fr. Kimaere also affirmed them for their role at home, and take up responsibility where there is any help. He then challenged other mothers to know their role as mothers for a husband and children, and for the Church.
Programs of activities also organized with different speakers, and until Sunday, August 20, more women turn up to celebrated the Eucharistic Mass. Again, Fr. Lawrence challenged the mothers to reach out to other mothers to other Island in the St. Peter’s Parish Gizo, challenging them to get more mothers in the role of Mary the Matron of the Catholic Women in the Diocese of Gizo.
The program also kept the husbands busy preparing catering for the mothers until the successful completion of the 25th Jubilee Celebration on Sunday Afternoon.
Women's Strengthening & Listening Skills Training
More Women’s from Kavata, Moli and Wagina were grateful to participated and have the opportunity to attend the Women’s Strengthening and Communications listening Skills Training Program.
|Kavata women's groups during discission||Wagina women's group|
|Daddies with youths||Daddies with during reflection|
Women’s & Youth literacy Seminar, Wagina parish
35 participants representing their parish (Wagina, Moli, Sirovanga, Nila, Gizo and Noro) have completed a 5 days seminar from 10th to 14th May at Wagina Parish Cookson. Mostly are females and some of them are youths and kindergarten teachers.
The Seminar mainly was to teach participants on sounding of the letters and constructing words out from those soundings.
However, as it was a Pidgin spoken seminar and many words are spelled in Pidgin rather than English. During the seminar they were put in groups for – practicing teacher teaching the class.
The Program was facilitated by Sr. Evangeline DMI from Diocese of Auki with the help of Janet Burabura.
A Mother Encourages, a small work rather than Appreciation.
A mother in her 60's asked people around every parish to support diocese projects. She said it is time to reflect back the past how our people involved helping our first missionaries to build the Diocese of Gizo.
A mother wish not to mention her name said that she is tired to hear people appreciated what the bishop and those benefactors did by establishing school here in our diocese. She said that appreciation is enough to keep us going, but let show our appreciation by involving helping the workers by giving them a support such as getting gravel and sand or timber to the project sites without being paid.