UCANews reports on preparations for the canonisation of Mother Teresa in Kolkata, India.
A lot has been happening in the Diocese of Miri this year. There are a number of initiatives and projects that are ongoing, all of them falling under three main headings: The Jubilee year of Mercy instituted by Pope Francis, the diocesan St Joseph Project (called here the “Wisma St Joseph” project), and the 40th anniversary of the Diocese. The Mill Hill man most directly involved with all of these projects is Fr. Guido Gockel mhm. Fr. Guido is the parish priest of St. Dominic’s parish in Miri. Last year Bishop Richard (the Bishop of Miri diocese) made him the chairman for all three projects.
Diocese of Miri, Malaysia Jubilee Year of Mercy: Pilgrimage Cross. The Jubilee year of Mercy celebrations are still ongoing within the diocese of Miri with many planned pilgrimages through the…
Our Carmelite 'neighbours' in Schaarsbergen near Oosterbeek sent us a link to the Carmelite community in Aleppo giving a shattering image of the suffering in this war~stricken Syrian city.
This is the latest edition of the 'Friends of Mill Hill Newsletter published by the Mill Hill Missionaries in The Philippines.
The Diocesan Pastoral Team of the Diocese of San Jose de Antique has started visiting parishes to help all the Parish Pastoral Councils in evaluating their Parish Five-Year Pastoral Plan.
In the desire to sustain the Basic Ecclesial Community program of the parishes in the Diocese of San Jose de Antique, the continuing formation of the BEC coordinators is being held quarterly. Every parish sends their Parish BEC Formation Team (PBFT) to this continuing formation and updating. Last July 02, 2016, the PBFT Southern Deanery, met at the Parish Sta. Teresa de Avila in Casay to discuss some points which may help them to sustain the BEC in the villages of their respective parishes. In this updating, they tried to look for ways on how Pope Francis’ Laudato Si be of guide in animating the village cells of the BEC in every parishes.
The Parish of Sta. Teresa de Avila in Casay has remote mountain villages separated by seasonal rivers and high hills. During rainy season, like at this time of the year, this villages could only be reached through trekking and long hour walks. Last July 01, 2016, I, the village officials, and some villagers blessed the “farm to market” cement road in Casay and the hanging bridge in Sitio Iboc, Casay. These cemented foothpath and hanging bridge will help all of us here in Casay to reach faraway villages with lesser slipping on the mud!
Quality and affordable Catholic education for Antiquenos is one of the many legacies of Mill Hill Missionaries in Antique, Philippines. To date, there are still few MHM founded schools operational under the supervision of the Antique Diocesan Catholic Schools. One of these schools is St. Therese High School in Casay, Anini-y. Though this school is under the full supervision of the diocese, Mill Hill is still providing its chaplaincy.
The new formation year 2016 -17 began this month of June, 2016 on a good note. As the saying goes: “Well begun is half done”. We began this new year of 2nd Cycle formation in Pune with 18 students, out of which two deacons and four final year students will be soon leaving us at the end of July 2016. This year we have 10 new students for 1st year theology – six African students i.e. two Cameroonians, two Kenyans and two Ugandans and four Indian students.