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Open Merit Recruiting Selection & Globalization
Published February 16, 2019
“The Open Merit Recruiting Selection Policy is supported by the World Bank.” This was revealed by Jane Curran (OMRS consultant) and Alison Burchell (Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education) in their meeting with Faith Based School representatives on 8th January, 2019. Economic Studies and research argue that The World Bank.......more
CATHOLIC WOMEN'S LEAGUE PRESENT A CHEQUE TO ARCHBISHOP PETER
Published February 15, 2019
Today, representatives of the Catholic Women's League paid a visit to Nicolas House to present a cheque of $94,000.00 to Archbishop Peter in support of the education of the Diocesan Seminarians at the Pacific Regional Seminary. This practice of supporting the education of our Diocesan Seminarians began. .......more
REQUIEM MASS AT THE CATHEDRAL OF THE SACRED HEART: FR. MICHAEL FITZGERALD SM
Published February 15, 2019
Today we bid farewell to Fr. Fitzgerald or Fr. Fitz as he was commonly known to many of us, especially his students from St John's College, Cawaci. Fr. Fitz was born on 14 September, 1946 and at 6.20am on Monday 11 February 2019 he was called to eternal rest after suffering a massive stroke. He was professed in the Society of Mary.......more
SYNOD FORMATION WEEKEND
Published February 09, 2019
156 Delegates to the Diocesan Synod to be held from June 7-9, 2019 are gathered at the St. Joseph's Secondary School Hall for a weekend of formation. The delegates are studying the working documents that will guide the reflection, discussion and conversation for the Synod in June. Topics include 1. Church and Sacramental Life ......more
From Archbishop Peter Chong
Published February 02, 2019
Dear Catholic Brothers and Sisters; Thank you for your prayers and support during our meeting with the Minister of Education. The Minister of Education has in principle agreed to our three requests: 1. Consult with the management of a faith communities before appointing a head of school conducted by that faith based organisation. ......more
Statement by the Faith Communities Leaders regarding the Open Merit Recruiting Selection (OMRS)
Published February 05, 2019
Madam, Honourable Minister for Education, the Faith Community Leaders are very happy to attend this meeting to discuss with you an issue central to our calling and obligations as faith leaders, and which is attracting much public attention, namely education. Thank you, Madam, for your generosity and understanding. ......more
ARCHBISHOP'S SUBMISSION TO THE JOINT STATEMENT
Published February 05, 2019
The talanoa-style meeting was held in good spirit, and the Hon Minister pledged to have an open, direct and mutually-respectful dialogue with the religious leaders as appointments are made going forward. The parties confirmed common ground in numerous ways to improve the appointment process –– methods that are both ......more
JOINT STATEMENT FROM THE MINISTER FOR EDUCATION AND FAITH BASED LEADERS
Published February 05, 2019
Yesterday morning, at the invitation of the Ministry of Education, Heritage and Arts, leaders of Fiji's faith based organisations (FBOs) met with the Hon Minister Rosy Akbar to candidly discuss the issue of appointments of heads of school. The Minister recognised the important role that FBOs had played, and continue to play, in education ......more
SYNOD FORMATION WORKSHOP
Published February 05, 2019
SYNOD FORMATION WORKSHOP
The Delegates to the 2019 Diocesan Synod will meet this weekend 9-10 February at the St Joseph's Secondary School Hall. The delegates will engage in prayerful reflection and deeper understanding of the 7 Subject Papers. This will initiate further discussion and conversation as part of the preparation for the Diocesan Synod. ......more
ARCHBISHOP PETER CHONG'S HOMILY on Srs LANIETA NAULU and SEREANA NAQARASE'S FINAL PROFESSION
Published February 02, 2019
ARCHBISHOP PETER CHONG'S HOMILY on Srs LANIETA NAULU and SEREANA NAQARASE'S FINAL PROFESSION “My eyes have seen the salvation which you have prepared for all the nations to see, A light to enlighten the pagans and the glory of Israel.” Perpetual Vows & Presentation of Jesus in the Temple......more
PERPETUAL VOWS OF RELIGIOUS PROFESSION AT THE CATHEDRAL OF THE SACRED HEART
Published February 02, 2019
Today, Sr. Lanieta Naulu SOLN and Sr. Sereana Naqarase SOLN pronounced their final vows in the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Nazareth at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in a celebration of the of the Eucharist led by Archbishop Peter Loy Chong and a number of priests. Sr Lanieta hails from......more
 
Faith Community Leaders Meet the Minister of Education
Published February 01, 2019
The Faith Community Leaders will meet with the Hon. Minister of Education, Ms Rosy Akbar on Monday 4th February 12.00 noon to discuss 'School Heads'. I ask you all to pray for this important meeting. I ask our Catholic Priests to include a prayer for the meeting in the Prayers of the Faithful......more
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