PrevPrev Article

NextNext Article

Larger Font Smaller Font Up Down Go comment Print Attachment
Views 111 Comment 0


By Mr. Azevedo Marcal

Uai-Mori, Viqueque, Timor Leste, 27 September 2020 -- Some time ago, the Community of Uai-Mori, Viqueque Municipality requested Fr Eligio Locatelli, SDB, to build a new chapel for them to worship God. Because the area of the community is isolated from other cities, the Catholic community of Uai-Mori has only rare access to Sunday Holy Mass. They can only attend monthly Holy Mass thanks to the visit of Father Locatelli.

Therefore, Fr Locatelli conveyed their request to the Past Pupils of Don Bosco Timor-Leste to support the construction of a new chapel which will also include a residence for priests. This was welcomed very enthusiastically by the past pupils and they decided to build a new church in the same style as an old Church in Dili used by the first Salesian community (1927-1929) which had been destroyed during the Second World War.

The Past pupils have raised funds from July 2020 for the new church's construction in Uai-Mori Village, Viqueque Municipality. The estimated budget to be raised is USD 100,000.00.

Thus, 27 September 2020, marked a new history for the Uai-Mori people because the Reverend Bishop of the Baucau Diocese, Don Basilio do Nascimento officially launched the construction of the new chapel through the celebration of Holy Mass and blessing of the area for construction.

The Uai-Mori community and the Salesian Family agreed that Salesian Saint Martyr Callisto Caravario be the protector of the Uai-Mori Community to remember the first arrival of the Salesians and St Callisto in Timor-Leste from 1927 to 1929. Thus, it has marked a new history in the services of the Salesian Family as the church can be promoted as a religious tourism destination in the near future.

Therefore, the past pupils would like to express our deepest gratitude to those who have contributed morally, materially and financially, as well as to the community and Viqueque parish priests who have helped to organise this new chapel's/church's construction event.

Participating in the event was the Minister of Tourism, Trade and Industry, Dr. José Lucas do Carmo da Silva, some Salesian Priests and Brothers, officers of Timor Leste National Federation of Past Pupils of Don Bosco, local Catholic community and parish priest of Viqueque.

Uai-Mori was the last Headquarters of the Armed Forces for the National Liberation of East Timor (FALINTIL) in 1999 when the United Nations Mission (UNAMET) was established and conducted the popular consultation. Therefore, today, it becomes an historic area in Timor-Leste, and needs to be promoted as a religious and historical heritage area for future tourist destinations.

Television video of the event available on the Facebook








Maximum Attachments : 0Byte/ 15.00MB
Maximum File Size : 15.00MB (Allowed extentsions : *.*)

  1. 5511(V)_Training lay mission partners for Social Communication in Myanmar

    ALA_5511 By Fr. A. Maung Maung, SDB Provincial delegate for SC Don Bosco Kalay, Sagaing Division - Myanmar, 14 November 2020 -- As an implementation of the 5th priority of our Rector Major for this 6 year period, i.e. “TOGETHER WITH LAY PE...
    Date2020.11.17 CategoryMYM Reply0 Views98 file
    Read More
  2. 5511(IV)_FIN Province celebrates SDB Missions Month

    ALA_5511 By Fr. Armando Cortez, SDB FIN Province, 14 November 2020 -- MISS-Talk (MISSionary-Talk) is the Zoom Assembly of Salesian Missionaries together with the Salesian Lay Volunteers (FIN), members of the Salesian Family (FMA, Salesian ...
    Date2020.11.17 CategoryFIN Reply1 Views61 file
    Read More
  3. 5511(III)_FIN Salesian Brothers Celebrate Zatti via Zoom

    ALA_5511 News by Br. James Gomez, SDB Screenshots by Br. John Coral, SDB FIN Province, 13 November 2020---The Salesian Brothers of the Philippine North Province (FIN) celebrated the Feast day of Bl. Artemide Zatti on 13 November, from 8:30...
    Date2020.11.17 CategoryFIN Reply0 Views185 file
    Read More
  4. 5511(II)_Light amidst Darkness

    ALA_5511 Rekindling the devotion to Mary Help of Christians in Pandemic By ADMA Tarlac Tarlac City, Philippines, 31 October 2020 -- Tonight we concluded the month-long nightly sermonette and rosary of the members of ADMA Tarlac. It was a n...
    Date2020.11.17 CategoryFIN Reply0 Views68 file
    Read More
  5. 5511(I)_Another Red-Letter Day for Salesian Taiwan

    ALA_5511 Don Bosco Past Pupil Fr. John Lee is Tainan’s New Bishop By Fr. Lanfranco M. Fedrigotti, SDB Taipei - Taiwan, 15 November 2020 -- Today, at 12:01 p.m. Rome time (19:01 hours Taipei time), the Salesian Community of St. John Bosco P...
    Date2020.11.17 CategoryCIN Reply0 Views167 file
    Read More
  6. 5510(II)_Bangkok: Ministering to People Behind Bars

    ALA_5510 By THA SC Bangkok, Thailand, 16 November 2020 -- It has been already ten years since the parish rector and members of the parish council of Mary Help of Christians Church in Bangkok have been ministering to people behind bars. Thi...
    Date2020.11.16 CategoryTHA Reply0 Views87 file
    Read More
  7. 5510(I)_What kind of Salesian for the young people of Darkhan?

    ALA_5510 By Fr. Andrew Nguyen Trung Tin, SDB Darkhan Don Bosco Centre, Mongolia, 15 November 2020 -- All of us Salesians were 'born' in the Oratory at Valdocco', the motherhouse of our Congregation. When we say 'Oratory' we immediately ima...
    Date2020.11.16 CategoryMong. Reply1 Views112 updatefile
    Read More
  8. 5509(II)_TLS Annual Retreat for Group 2 (1)

    ALA_5509 It is the time to detect the virus and to cure it! By Fr. J Mota. SDB Dare, Timor Leste, 12 November 2020 -- The evening of Sunday, 8 November was the opening of the annual retreat for the second group led by the TLS Provincial, F...
    Date2020.11.14 CategoryTLS Reply0 Views81 file
    Read More
  9. 5509(I)_A Tribute to the National Heroes of Timor Leste

    ALA_5509 Celebration of National Youth Day 2020 By Fr. Jolino Vieira, SDB Fatumaca, Timor Leste, 14 November 2020 -- Young people of Fatumaca remember their National Heroes. The historical event that is National Youth Day in Timor Leste da...
    Date2020.11.14 CategoryTLS Reply0 Views369 file
    Read More
  10. 5508(II)_Do you know about Red Wednesday?

    ALA_5508 By Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) The World, 13 November 2020 -- Do you know, that From next week (18-25 November ) in many countries around the world Christians are invited to remember their persecuted sisters and brothers on t...
    Date2020.11.13 CategoryWorld Reply0 Views97 file
    Read More
Board Pagination Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ... 372 Next
/ 372