Canonical Visit to Sideia Mission Center, Alotau, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea

Fr. Herman Abcede, RCJ just completed the week-long Canonical Visit to the Community of the Sideia Mission Center in Papua New Guinea. He was accompanied by Bro. Christian Allan De Sagun, the secretary of the St. Matthew Province to document the entire visitation. The mission community is composed of Fr. Ronaldo Victoria, RCJ, Fr. Giulio Belarmino, RCJ and Fr. Carlo Balaguer, RCJ who went back to the Philippines after six months of missionary experience. The mission in Sideia, Island includes a Parish, Health Center, Schools of different levels among many others. Fr. Carmelo Capizzi, RCJ, one of those working in the Central Missionary Office in Rome, Italy joined the trip to meet with Fr. Victoria in order to complete the report on a project funded by the Conference of the Italian Bishops. Let us pray for our missionaries in that land, that they may feel our oneness with them in the Rogate, despite the distance that isolates them from us.