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Saturday, 16 January 2016 09:21

Ancient Rite Makes 'Another Christ'

(Part Three in a series.)

The Biblical gesture of laying on of hands is the central part of the Catholic ordination rite.  

Saturday, 16 January 2016 06:03

Blessed, Broken and Given

(Part Two in a series.)

The Holy Gospel that was chosen by Deacon Harry for the Ordination Mass was taken from the Gospel according to Luke - the multiplication of the loaves and fishes.

Saturday, 16 January 2016 05:02

The Blessed Day Has Arrived

(First in a series.)

After years of prayer, discernment, study, spiritual direction, pastoral work... the big day has finally arrived for Harry Mawoi.  Today he will be ordained a Catholic priest. 

Thursday, 14 January 2016 03:37

Pre-Ordination Joy

Deacon Harry will soon be ordained a priest, but the celebrations have already begun.

Sunday, 10 January 2016 06:03

Hela Youth Turn Out In Force

Almost three-hundred and fifty young people from all over the Hela Province were hosted by Saint George Parish, Koroba for a Christmastime Youth Convocation led by Jesus Youth Australia.

Sunday, 10 January 2016 04:53

Jesus Youth returns to Mendi

Four missionaries from Jesus Youth Australia have come to the Diocese of Mendi to share the love of God and fire of the Holy Spirit with hundreds of young people of the diocese.

Saturday, 02 January 2016 07:21

Pastoral Letter on the Jubilee of Mercy

Pastoral Letter on the Jubilee of Mercy

Catholic Bishops Conference of
Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands

Greetings in the name of our Merciful God, from your bishops, who are sending this letter to you in preparation for the approaching Jubilee Year of Mercy.

Tuesday, 29 December 2015 23:51

Tokaut December 2015

In the final issue of our Tokaut Newsletter in Tok Pisin for 2015, Editor-in-Chief, Fr Isaiah Timba has assembled an interesting array of articles on the following topics:  the launching of the Jubilee of Mercy in the Diocese of Mendi; Capuchins recognize anniversaries of friars;  Youth activities; a personal witness of lay missionary Rosa Alonso; and many other interesting topics.

Please click on the link below to see the December 2015 issue of Tokaut.  (You may need to wait a moment for Tokaut to download.)

Tokaut December 2015

Monday, 28 December 2015 00:40

Holy Family Celebrations

The people of Mary, Mother of God Parish in Komakul, Southern Highlands, celebrated the Feast of the Holy Family with a beautiful outdoor Mass attended by hundreds of parishioners from the main parish and all of the 14 outstations of the parish.

Saturday, 26 December 2015 06:18

Tutam Youth Do Christmas Right!

Over two hundred fifty youth from Saint Joseph Church, Tutam in the Lower Mendi Pastoral Area gathered for an intense experience of the true meaning of Christmas.  

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