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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

6 Days to go:

The PPC meeting this morning will close with the drawing of the Bazaar stalls. It is important that your representative attends the PPC to hear about the Bazaar program and other details about this yearly event. ‘It’s a time to bring all parishioners together for fun, food, family, friends, and fellowship. It’s a great way for everyone to enjoy giving what they can and receive so much more in return.’

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Reflection of the Week

The Marthas and Marys of this World

Jesus came to visit his friends, for peace and calm. He comes to talk to us in the quiet of the evening or the freshness of the morning, to share with us the Word of life. He comes not because he needs us but because we need him. We too can be distracted and “worry and fret about so many things.” We may, like Martha, miss the better part, the one thing necessary, which is to listen to the Word of Christ.

Our Fijian tradition emphasises hospitality, a tradition somewhat harder to practice in a busy urban setting, but one that we would do well to keep alive, and even revive to a higher level. We are more likely to encounter the grace of God when welcoming visitors to our home, than just sitting watching television!

The world is made up of Marthas and Marys – doers and dreamers – and the former are much more numerous than the latter. The commercial society of today places a huge premium on achievement. It is tangible results that count. Production and sales targets are set for and only those who meet them are rewarded. Captains of industry insist that pay be related to production: “shape up or ship out.” And those who can’t or won’t are made redundant. That is, in a sense, Martha’s world. Mercifully, we still have our dreamers. And like Jesus, we should cherish such dreamers for the contribution they bring to our lives.

Who are the Marys our church today? Not all of them live in cloisters, though some still do, quietly worshipping on behalf of us all. Some live a busy life at work and as home-makers, but find time in their hearts for prayer and for going to church. Others work creatively in their writing rooms or studios, patiently building their dreams of a better world for future generations. It is the poets, painters, writers, philosophers and mystics, who like Mary, have chosen the better part.

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

Feature Stories

Corpus Christi Sunday at St Pius X

The procession of the Eucharist began from the parish to the Old Raiwaqa Market parking area, Mass was started there and than the Procession back to the Parish, the beautiful procession by the parishioners of Raiwaqa with the blessings of a clear blue skies. The mass than continued on at Church see below the pictures taken on the day.

Pentecost Sunday at the Cathedral

St Pius X Parish led the 10am Pentecost Sunday Mass at the Sacred Heart Cathedral, there were two buses provided to take parishioners to and from the Cathedral. Raiwaqa parishioners were preparing for a whole week through choir practices at the hall and this was seen and heard as the angelic voices herald in the Holy Spirit in the halls of the Cathedral. 

The Synod Sessions

Were held at the Novotel Conference Centre from Friday to Sunday 7th to 9th June. Some 200 people from the Archdiocese attended, invitees of the Archbishop, priests, religious, PPC Chairs from every parish, some disabled and impaired as well as invited guests from other churches and faiths.  It was a prayerful experience as we invoked the Holy Spirit for the gift of discernment and right judgement to help the Archbishop develop a Diocesan pastoral plan for the Archdiocese of Suva for the next five years. We listened to each other and allow the Spirit to journey with us through the sessions. It was a Blessing and an honour to be part of a gathering of such magnitude. Exciting changes are proposed and planned as part of the Archdiocesan Pastoral Plan. We were urged to do more for the marginalized “Bring the Periphery to the Centre” It was proposed that ‘Catholic Social Services’ be established; a Commission for Education be set up; the documents of Catholic Social Teaching be translated into Fijian and much more. The Acts of the Synod will be published soon. Thank you all for your support and prayers as the Synod journey comes to an end on 30th June. (Barbara, Dan, Lavinia, Mariana Kees & JME).

Feature Stories


Planning of the CCIM Silver Jubilee

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Farewell Fr Martin and Sr Teresia

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Columban Inter-religious Holy Pilgrimage Walk




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Synod 2018 - 2019 Logo

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2019 Children Catechism Class Registration


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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