PrevPrev Article

NextNext Article

Larger Font Smaller Font Up Down Go comment Print Attachment


By Cl. Peter Duc Nguyen, SDB

Suva, Fiji Islands, 23 February 2020 -- On Saturday 22 February 2020, three young men - Sinapati Ioane (SDB), Aminiasi Ravuwai (Society of St. Columban) and Iosefu Wailoa (Archdiocese of Suva) - were ordained to the Diaconate by Archbishop Peter Loy Chong, Archbishop of Suva, Fiji, at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Suva, Fiji.

Deacon Ioane Sinapati is a member of the Don Bosco community at Don Bosco house in Nakasi, belonging to the Australin-Pacific Province (AUL). He is studying in his final year (year 7) of theology at Pacific Regional Seminary (PRS) in Suva, Fiji Islands.

It was a wonderful and joyous celebration with many people present who came from many different congregations and parishes to support and pray for the new deacons. For Deacon Ioane Sinapati, SDB the presence of all the members of the community, his friends and especially his family - parents and sisters from Samoa - at the celebration, made him very happy. The Mass was very impressive at the Offertory, which was performed according to Samoan tradition. In the homily, Archbishop Peter Loy Chong addressed three responsibilities of deacons in the Church. He said a deacon had duties to proclaim the Gospel, especially by the homily, to assist the priest at the altar and to do charity work for justice and truth, for the common good.

The celebration was ended by the Sevusevu ceremony, the Fijian traditional celebration to welcome visitors, especially for the three new deacons.

With this new stage of their journey, we pray for them, particularlyour brother Sinapati (SDB), always passionate and enthusiastic in the new duties to benefit the young as Don Bosco always wished for.

Related article:

  • Deacons Walk by Faith, Trust in God's grace (From the main FIJI - SUVA newspaper: new deacon SDB - SINAPATE IOANE (John))

  • 20200223_AUL.jpg














    Drag and drop your files here, or Click attach files button.

    Maximum File Size : 0MB (Allowed extentsions : *.*)

    0 file(s) attached ( / )

    1. 5327(I)_The celebration of the feast of Sts Luigi Versiglia and Callisto Caravario at Baucau, Timor Leste

      ALA_5327 By Fr. Joao da Costa Boavida Baucau, Timor-Leste, 26 February 2020 -- On 25 February 2020, the Salesian Family of Baucau area came together to celebrate the feast day of Salesian proto-martyrs, Sts Luigi Versiglia and Callisto Cara...
      Date2020.02.26 CategoryTLS Reply0 Views616 file
      Read More
    2. 5326_(II)Wonderful opportunity to get deeply motivated - GC28

      ALA_5326 Come, Holy Spirit and move the hearts of the Salesians By our own correspondent Valdocco, Turin, 24 February 2020 -- First week of the GC28 is over, but the robust and highly inspiring talks and experience of the Spirituality Days ...
      Date2020.02.25 CategoryWorld Reply0 Views366 file
      Read More
    3. 5326_(I)Statement on the Crisis of COVID 19 By Cardinal Charles Maung Bo.

      ALA_5326 Archbishop of Yangon and The President of the Asian Bishops Conference By Cardinal Charles Maung Bo 25 February 2020 Dear Friends, Peace of Christ. The world is confronted today with a dangerous Coronavirus COVID 19 affecting 36 co...
      Date2020.02.25 CategoryEAO Reply0 Views896 file
      Read More
    4. 5325_How do find we out about the GC28 in the EAO provinces?

      ALA_5325 Communicative challenge and grace of GC28 By our own correspondent Valdocco, Turin, 24 February 2020 -- How do you can follow the General Chapter 28? There are many ways, methods and channels. Depends on your interest, language ski...
      Date2020.02.24 CategoryWorld Reply0 Views282 file
      Read More
    5. 5324(II)_New deacon from Samoa - servant for common good

      ALA_5324 By Cl. Peter Duc Nguyen, SDB Suva, Fiji Islands, 23 February 2020 -- On Saturday 22 February 2020, three young men - Sinapati Ioane (SDB), Aminiasi Ravuwai (Society of St. Columban) and Iosefu Wailoa (Archdiocese of Suva) - were or...
      Date2020.02.23 CategoryAUL Reply0 Views260 file
      Read More
    6. 5324(I)_90th anniversary of Martyrdom celebrated at Oliva Gessi

      ALA_5324 EAO Pilgrimage to the roots - St Louis Versiglia's birthplace By our own correspondent Oliva Gessi (Pavia - Italy), 23 February 2020 -- Thanks to the help of many benefactors, most of the EAO participants at GC28 were able to visit...
      Date2020.02.23 CategoryWorld Reply0 Views367 file
      Read More
    7. 5323(II)_GC28 - Beyond SDB numbers

      ALA_5323 Brother Marco Bay - Statistics expert at GC28 By our own correspondent Valdocco, Turin, 2020 -- Salesian Brother Marco Bay, born in Chieri (the town where Don Bosco spent 10 years of his life) - Professor at the UPS (Salesian Ponti...
      Date2020.02.22 CategoryWorld Reply0 Views452 file
      Read More
    8. 5323(I)_Salesian spirit is alive at Valdocco

      ALA_5323 Towards the Salesian 'penance' amidst the young By our own correspondent Turin, Valdocco, 21 February 2020 -- On the last of the 3 spirituality days, all GC28 members received a wonderful gift - the unexpected visit of Cardinal Osc...
      Date2020.02.22 CategoryWorld Reply0 Views368 file
      Read More
    9. 5322(III)_Start of a Spirit-filled year at DBSTC

      ALA_5322 By Fr Savio Angelo Sanchez SDB Kumgi, Chimbu Province, Papua New Guinea, 21 February 2020 -- On 21 February 2020, more than 500 students and staff of Don Bosco Simbu Technical College (DBSTC) gathered at the Diocesan Shrine of Sain...
      Date2020.02.21 CategoryPGS Reply0 Views414 file
      Read More
    10. 5322(II)_Lord, what kind of Salesian Brother and Priest for the young?

      ALA_5322 Rector Major among the Salesian Brothers at Valdocco By our own correspondent Valdocco, Turin, 20 February 2020 -- Already on the fifth day of the General Chapter, the 21 Salesian Brothers present in the GC28 have invited the Recto...
      Date2020.02.21 CategoryWorld Reply0 Views345 file
      Read More
    Board Pagination Prev 1 ... 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 ... 455 Next
    / 455