St Pius X Parish, Raiwaqa

"To restore all things in Christ"

Ni Sa Bula Vinaka Mai...

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

August 15 7am & 7pm Mass – Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Holyday of Obligation)



Rev Teakare Ordination in Rabi: Brianna booked again for this trip. Will leave Suva on the morning of  29th Nov and return on the Sunday of 1st Dec. Please book now at Columban Office. Cost $190.00. $90.00 before 15th Oct. The Remainder must be paid in by 15th Nov. So that we can pay for the boat. Contact Columban Office 3308290 ASAP.

The Priests of the parish and the Parish Executives wish to sincerely thank the Leaders, Financial Reps and members of all the communities in the parish for supporting our Annual Bazaar once again this year. 
In spite of the terrible day that we all experience, there was a great family and parish spirit present.
Congratulations to all who contributed to the Bazaar

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Reflection of the Week

A faith still searching.

There is a crisis in the life of faith of many Catholics. It can be sparked by different things, like the past cruelties of an unjust system, a disastrous love-relationship, family tensions, the tragic injury or death of friends. Sometimes our faith fades as financial prosperity grows.  At such moments we feel that God really does not matter after all.

Experiences of faith will be sporadic, and cannot be precisely programmed. We must be grateful if, at privileged moments we feel God’s special presence, but at other times life will be confusing, full of darkness and doubt, with God silent and seemingly absent. And yet, even in times of confusion and loneliness, God really is there. This world is God’s and God really does know what is going on in it; other people are God’s people and when we dig deep enough, we can find God in them.

We need our leaders to encourage the laity to live their discipleship actively. This was one of the main aims of Vatican II, the first council that was concerned directly and explicitly about vocation of lay people. Individual believers today can be the leaven of our parishes in a renewed following of Jesus. They are the greatest potential for the health of Christianity. We need them more than ever to build a Church that is both open to the problems of today’s world and that is close to actual men and women

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

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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