Feb 2021

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 Marist College 2021
 The academic year for our formation house has begun with 16 scholastics in residence and under the guidance of the Superior, Fr Donato Kivi sm and his assistant, Fr Denis Revi sm with the support of Fr Aisake Silatolu sm, who is lecturing in the Pacific Regional Seminary and Br Adrea Naleba. Four scholastics are currently taking their Marist Mission Experience year in various communities in Fiji. There are also 3 more in the International house of Formation in Rome, and one in the Bomana seminary, PNG. Altogether in formation: 24 scholastics with 8 of them professed.



Ordination in Rome 

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The Province is delighted to welcome Fr Samuela Tukidia sm (Fiji) back after years of formation and studies in Rome. He was ordained to the priesthood by his Eminence Cardinal Luis Antonio G. Tagle, at the St Peter Chanel Chapel in Domus Australia, Rome on the 20th February.  With all things going well and his ability to travel back to Fiji Fr Samuela will be joining his new community at the Holy Cross parish of Wairiki, Taveuni.




At the beginning of each school year students and parents are always looking forward with excitement to the induction of their school’s student leaders or prefects. It is not only a happy occasion for the students who were selected to be prefects but also a proud moment for the parents witnessing the trust bestowed upon their sons and daughters. At the same time the teachers are excited too since the prefects will be their first line of support in managing the students’ behavior and the orderly conduct of all school’s activities. Fr Provincial led the St John’s College Induction mass and assisted by the school’s manager, Fr Lutoviko Manu sm and supported by Br Berenado Petero sm and Pastoral year student, Lesley Kinani sm.

On the same token, the Principal of ‘Api-fo’ou college, Fr ’Ekuasi Manu sm led their induction mass whereby the parents helped him in badging the prefects. The next week-end the prefects held their first leadership workshop in one of the parishes and supported by parents and past pupils of the college. Fr ‘Ekuasi is well supported by Frs ‘Ofa Vaihu sm, Steven Lugabai sm, Sipiliano Faka’osi sm, and Mikaele Misinale sm. We wish St John and ‘Apifo’ou as well as Dala School and Wainoni (Solomon) a very successful school year.

Induction Cawaci
AFC induction



Reducing the carbon footprint
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Br Petelo S. Sekeme sm ensuring that the Sector house in the Solomon is kept green. Due to Covid-19 restrictions he was not able to return to his ministry in Wallis, yet.  Under the supervision of Br Makario Ulavucu sm students of Holy Cross Secondary School are kept busy in providing green sustenance for the students. 
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The Holy Cross student boarders enjoying a fresh pawpaw from their farm and the boys prepare the compost heap and the nursery.