Maluku Catholics remember sacrifice of Dutch missionaries

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Catholics in Indonesia's Southeast Maluku regency have staged a special festival to commemorate Dutch missionaries who introduced Catholicism to the region and who were shot dead 75 years ago. Japanese soldiers shot Sacred Heart Bishop Johannes…

First Profession of Vows

On July 25, the Feast St James the Apostle, our Province gratefully witness the First Profession of Vows by our 12 newest confreres. They are Antonius Nugroho; Mikhael Ekel Sadsuitubun; Jeremias Atman; Yohanis Ngaga Mbira Lando; Yofalandus Crispyanto…

Acceptance of New Novices

On Monday, Jul 24, 2017, 19 new novices were accepted in Sananta Sela Novitiate, Karanganyar – Kebumen, Central Java. The new novices are Raymond Veki Rahail, Petrus Lodar Tethool, Marcelino Lomboan, Joseph Kanar Tethool, Johanis Renyut, Jenner…

Consecration of New Bishop of Manado

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Manado, July 8, 2017 - Today is a blessed day for the Diocese of Manado. New Bishop of Manado, Bishop Benedictus Estephanus Rolly Untu MSC, was ordained in a Euchaistic Celebration at Maesa Stadium, Tondano. Thousands of people have flocked…

Fr. Heribertus Merung Passed Away

In the midst of our joy because of priestly ordination of Fredrik Fritz Ponomban MSC and diaconate ordination of 9 Scholatics in Pineleng, we had news that Fr. Heribertus Merung MSC died at the Hospital of Gunung Maria Tomohon. Fr. Herry…

Institution of Lectors and Acolytes

Pineleng, June 30, 2017 - In a eucharistic celebration presided by Bishop Joseph Theodorus Suawatan MSC, 8 scholastics were instituted as Lectors.  Those who were instituted as Lectors: Frt. Bonaventura Farneubun MSC, Frt. Devid Fransiskus…