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A 2017 Welcome note from Coventry Cathedral
This says a lot about who the Congregation of the Mission is as well as what we are called to do and be.
Wishing you all a blessed 2017
“Coming together in prayer in front of the manger and trusting in Providence, we look with great confidence to the year 2017, the 400th anniversary of our common Charism. Open to the “signs of the times,” we keep walking together.” Tomas Mavric – Superior General
A New Church for Good Shepherd Parish, Red Beach, Solomon Islands
Our International Mission in the Solomon Islands – Good Shepherd Parish, Red Beach – started to use the new Church at Christmas time. It is not quite finished but very useable and the atmosphere the space gives to the worshipping Community is brilliant. “Tangio tumas” to everyone who helped in the life of this project, especially in the last few months.
Events coming up in the life of the Oceania Province
February 4, 2017: Preparations are continuing for the ordination to the Priesthood of Benjamin Paka, Jeffrey Werner and Lorensio Kinika on February 4. This celebration will take place at Good Shepherd Parish, Red Beach, with Archbishop Chris Cardone OP the celebrant. Please keep these men in your prayers
St Stanislaus College, Bathurst: 2017 is the celebration of 150 years of the College and there are various events planned. We give thanks to the Lord for the good work that has been done in the College over this time and we ask the Holy Spirit to continue to grace the Head of School, Ann Wenham, and all the staff as they seek to educate your people at the College.
The International Mission Solomon Islands – Holy Name of Mary Seminary Graduation
Celebrating the Graduation at Holy Name of Mary Seminary, Honiara, Solomon Islands….three seminarians graduated this year – Selerino Diau and Kennedy Vekeni from Auki Diocese, with Deacon Benjamin Paka from the Congregation of the Mission. The Provincial, Greg Brett, was here for the celebrations. Each of the graduands submitted their final year thesis, reflecting on the cultural impacts on faith. Benji’s thesis was “Tangarare people’s reflection on the similarities and dissimilarities of Custom Worship and Christian Worship today.” Congratulations, Benji.