NEWS FROM NATOVI, FIJI
Repair and maintenance work on the damaged class rooms at St Vincent’s Primary (Natovi) began six weeks ago. The repair works was enormous due to the debris from the damaged building which needed to be cleared before the rebuilding works actually begin. A group of die hard Parishioners got together on Monday 11th May to begin the rebuilding process. After six weeks of hard work and labour the rebuilding works was completed yesterday. The District Officer and the Health department were invited to inspect the building, yesterday they gave the green light (Certificate of approval) approving all repairs and that its safe for the children to return to the classrooms. It was indeed a great moment of joy for all of us and specially the teachers and those who have been involved in the repair works. This is the first phase of the rebuilding process as we priorities the work that needs to be done in Natovi. As Joseva mentioned in his report the second phase will be the hall and St Louise building. We have decided to have a short break so that the people involved in this enormous task can go and work on their farms. Tomorrow there will be a Mass of thanks giving at Natovi and feasting after to celebrate the completion first phase of re pair works We take this opportunity to thank the Donors, Vincentian Fathers and their associates in Sydney who generously funded the repair works. Vinaka vakalevu to you all.
Joji Bilowalu CM
Celebrating 400 years of service to the poor
…it leads us to new responses to the Christ we see in our midst.
Congratulations to Jeffrey Werner CM and Lorensio Kinika CM
Lorensio and Jeffrey were ordained to the ministry of Deacon in Suva Cathedral last Sunday. We give thanks to the Lord for their generosity of spirit and willingness to serve Christ in the poor and needy of this world.
Trivia Night and Parish Fund-raiser for the Oceania Vincentian Formation House in the Solomon Islands
Last weekend saw Fr Brian O’Sullivan CM return from the Solomon Islands Mission to speak at all Masses at St Anthony’s Parish, Marsfield. After the Vigil Mass, the Parish put on a Trivia Night to assist with the purchase of a solar power system for the Formation House at Red Beach, Solomon Islands. A great night was had by all! Thanks to everyone, especially Cathy and Andrew Moylan, for their organization, participation and generous donations, which made everything so successful.
Preparing for the General Assembly 2016.[/su_box]