St Pius X Parish, Raiwaqa "To restore all things in Christ"

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Welcome to St Pius X Raiwaqa Parish Website

About us:

The Parish of St Pius X, Raiwaqa is a multi-ethnic multi-cultural family of God, united in faith on pilgrimage and committed to realizing the Kingdom of God in society, under the inspiration of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and St Pius X whose Motto was “To Restore all things in Christ”.

 

Announcement of the Week

Special Announcements

COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS - UPDATE TODAY 19TH APRIL 2021,
TO ALL PARISHIONERS AND VISITORS TO ST. PIUS X PARISH, RAIWAQA, PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT DUE TO THE LATEST RESTRICTIONS PUT IN PLACE BY THE FIJI GOVERNMENT, IN REGARDS TO COVID-19,
THERE WILL BE NO DAILY MASSES OR CHURCH GATHERINGS FOR THE NEXT 14 DAYS.
SHOULD THERE BE ANY CHANGES TO THIS NOTICE YOU WILL BE INFORMED IN DUE COURSE.
STAY SAFE. GOD BLESS US ALL.
REV. FR. PAUL TIERNEY, SSC,
PARISH PRIEST

Do take the time to read this Lock down poem by Fr Richard Hendrick OFM

Facing the Covid-19 crisis

Is there a Christian way of facing the Covid-19 crisis? Yes, of course, there is. I can think of at least four characteristics:

·  The first is the move from “I” to “we”. This is a frightening situation that we face together. The common good — the good of us all — must be given first place; within the common good, we will find our own good. That is a very Christian, even a very Catholic virtue.

  • The second is an attitude of concern and compassion. Even if we must be isolated in our own homes or workplaces, modern communications allow us to stay in touch in a way impossible before. This is a great benefit. But, we need to choose to stay in contact, perhaps with a greater frequency so that people don’t feel abandoned.
  • The third is a respect for truth. In recent years, the truth has suffered in public discourse, giving rise to a horrible expression, the post-truth era. In these days, we need to pay attention to science and medicine and less attention to opinion-makers and rumours. A society without truth cannot last. Today, right now, we need truth more than ever before.
  • Lastly, as Christians, we can pray. We can pray in particular for scientists, medical personnel and politicians. These are wonderful people with a huge job of work before them. As we pray for ourselves and our families and friends, we pray too for all who look after the common good.  (Kieran O’Mahony).


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Please visit the CCD Page for more information (Click here).


 

Reflection of the Week

Third Sunday of Easter:

Today we finish the part of the Easter season that tells us about the appearances of our Lord to the disciples after his resurrection. The Stations of the Resurrection were printed in the last two newsletters. Which is your favourite appearance story? How does the risen Lord show himself today? Are we able to tell our story like the disciples in today’s gospel (Lk. 24;35). Here is the wisdom of Pope St. John Paul II. “The face which the Apostles contemplated after the Resurrection was the same face of Jesus with whom they had lived for almost three years, and who now convinced them of the astonishing truth of his new life by showing them “his hands and his side” (Jn. 20;20). Of course it was not easy to believe….In fact, regardless of how much his body was seen or touched, only faith could enter the mystery of that face. This was an experience which the disciples must have already had during the historical life of Christ, in the questions which came to their minds whenever they felt challenged by his actions and his words. One can never reach Jesus except by the path of faith…Only the faith proclaimed by Peter, and with him by the Church in every age, truly goes to the heart, and touches the depth of the mystery: “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God” (Mt. 16;16). {‘At the Beginning of the New Millennium’, no, 19}. AND “In Luke, mission is presented as witness (cf. Lk. 24;48., Acts. 1;8), centred especially on the Resurrection. The missionary is invited to believe in the transforming power of the Gospel and to proclaim what Luke presents so well, that is, conversion to God’s love and mercy, the experience of a complete liberation which goes to the root of all evil, namely sin”. (on Mission, no.23). Next week is Good Shepherd Sunday. From there we move on to prepare for Pentecost with the help of St. John’s gospel.


Faith Formation News

Communion Classes continue after the 7am mass at the AB P. Mataca hall.  Confirmation classes after the 9am mass in the AB Mataca Hall.  All teachers and parishioners interested in helping out with the CCD program this year are asked to see Mr Dan Burese 


Archdiocese of Suva Strategic Plan (After the Synod)

Archdiocese of Suva Vision Statement: ‘To be Church in the World’

Mission Statement:  The Archdiocese of Suva serves the people of Fiji through charity, Integral human Development, Care for Our Common Home, and prophetic dialogue so that Fijian people will experience the reign of God’s kingdom.

Archbishop Peter Loy Chong's pastoral letter on the synod can be downloaded here

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Steps and precautions to take as per WHO guidelines. Some tips for precaution:

Mass Animation Roster for the Sundays in November


TimeCommunity Involved 22/11 29/11 06/12 
Sunday 7am 2, 4B, 4C, 5A, 7A 4C (Fijian) 5B6
9am  1B, 3, 4A, 5B, 6, 7BChildren of the Parish7A5A  

Feature Stories

Retreat and Sacrament of Reconciliation, 2020

The communicants had a day of retreat on 14 Novemeber,2020. Led by Mst. Dan they had morning tea and lunch and in the afternoon received their Sacrament of Confession from Fr Paul. It was a great day for them and we wish them well this Sunday when they receive their Sacrament of Holy Communion.

Creation Season with St Pius X Pre-School children

Our pre-school students with their Teachers were

engaged for half an hour on Thursday 10th September 2020 so focusing on Creation and our caring for Mother Earth,facilitating this event was Jinky Ucol and Marjorie Engcoy two of the Columban Lay Missionaries serving also in the parish. 

   This inventiveness was to promote an awareness activity among the parish kindergarten children which is in accord with the Season of Creation, and by involving the children was great.  

May we all make an effort in answering Pope Francis urgent call in Laudato Si;

Pledge to

· Pray for and with Creation  

· Live more Simply

· Advocate to protect our common home

CCD and RCIA Begins 2020

The CCD Clases in Raiwaqa on Sundays and the RCIA with Master Eroni and Sala Navuku

Youth Inter Religious Dialogue 2020

Youth Inter Religious Dialogue was held at the Sacred Heart Cathedral, Suva on the 29th Feb 2020. Youths from various Faith Organisation shared the experience of Fasting in their Faith Traditions. The event was organised by the Columban IRD desk in Nasese.

First Sunday of Lent 2020

St Pius X Parish celebrated the first Sunday of lent.

Youth Retreat at Naililili

Members of St Pius X Raiwaqa youth join the youth from the Central Eastern Division for a weekend retreat in Naililili from the 28th of Feb to 1st of March. We would like to thank our youths for representing St Pius at the retreat.

Celebrated Ash Wednesday 2020

Fr Teakare celebrated Ash Wednesday Mass at St Marcellin, Vataiwaqa. Thank you all the Students, Teachers, Parents and friends that attended and participated in the celebration.

New Regional Director Visits Ba 

Our Regional Director, Fr. Trevor Trotter also visited Ba along with our Parish Priest, there was a wonderful welcoming ceremony organised by the Ba parishioners.

Regional Director visits the Parish

Our Regional Director, Fr. Trevor Trotter visited Raiwaqa yesterday. He was officially welcomed to the parish after the 8:30 Mass. He is on an official visitation to the Columban family here in Fiji till the 14th of next month.
Rev. Aminiasi also served at mass, for the first time as a Deacon. He will continue to serve in Raiwaqa on the weekends. We continue to remember him and his fellow Deacons in our prayers.

ORDINATION OF Deacon Aminiasi Ravuwai

Today we witnessed the Ordination to Deaconate of three of our pacifican men.
They are Iosefo Wailoa (Diocese), Sanipate Iowane (Salesians of Don Bosco) and Aminiasi Ravuwai (Missionary Society of St. Columban).
Archbishop Peter Loy Chong reminded them today, that as deacons of the church, they should practice what they preach, and teach what they practice. Everything should be founded in Charity. We continue to remember them in our prayers.

St. Vincent de Paul AGM 2020

The St.Vincent de Paul members of St. Pius X parish, Raiwaqa held their AGM yesterday. They discussed ways to reach out and continue to serve the poor with love, dignity and respect.

 

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2019 Children Catechism Class Registration

Bula,

Please register your children for the 2019 Children Catechism Classes as we have opened Early Registration. Information is on the flyer attached.. Sincerely, Fr Carlo.

 

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