Catholic Diocese of Mendi

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Tuesday, 30 June 2015 05:23


God is calling you!

Like the young Samuel asleep in the Temple of the Lord... God is calling you!  God calls all of us to be friends with Him and to be holy.  There are many ways of living out this call to holiness:  as a married person, as a single person, as a consecrated religious person and as a priest.

If you feel like the Lord might be calling you to the priesthood or consecrated religious life, the first step is to pray each day for the Lord to show you the way.  The next step is to speak to a vocation director who can help you discover God's will in your life.

In the Diocese of Mendi, the Vocation Director is Father Nelson Matthew.  Here are his contact details.  He would be glad to hear from you!


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P.O. Box 69
Mendi, S.H.P. 251
Papua New Guinea

+675 7374 1073
+675 7206 1749


The Cathedral of the Diocese of Mendi, like the cathedral of any diocese is the 'mother church' of the diocese.  It is where the 'cathedra', that is, the chair of the bishop is placed.  For this reason, a cathedral is often referred to as 'the bishop's church'.

In the Diocese of Mendi the Cathedral is under the patronage of Mary, Mother of the Divine Shepherd.  Mary, under this title, has been honored for many years as the patronness of Capuchin Missions throughout the world.  Jesus, is the Divine Shepherd, the Good Shepherd.  Mary, His Mother is also the Mother of the Church and the Mother of all those who have special care of the People of God.

Monday, 29 June 2015 04:39


There are several Offices or Departments - called Secretariats - that are organized in such a way as to help promote the overal mission of the Diocese of Mendi. ... ...

Wednesday, 24 June 2015 19:38

The Catholic Diocese of Mendi

The Catholic Diocese of Mendi comprises the Southern Highlands Province and the Hela Province of Papua New Guinea.  Demographically, it is a mountanous and rural region of the country.  It is about 25,000 square kilometers in area.  The overall population of the diocese is about 800,000.  About ten-percent of the population is Catholic. ...

The first missionaries came to this area in the 1950's.

Wednesday, 24 June 2015 01:21

Welcome to the Diocese of Mendi

The Catholic Diocese of Mendi is made up of the Southern Highlands Province and the Hela Province in the Highlands region of Papua New Guinea.  We are a vibrant young church seeking to share the joy of the Gospel of Jesus through our parishes, schools, health centers - and in many other ways.  In 2016 the diocese will celebrate its Golden Jubilee. We hope you can come to know us more through our website.  We are happy to hear your suggestions and comments and are grateful for your prayerful support. Welcome to the Diocese of Mendi!


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