Visitations planned for all parishes Agãna Archdiocese

The work to gather information and dialogue with parish leadership continues in the Archdiocese of Agana . Last week Archbishop Savio Hon Tai Fai, SDB announced visitations to the all the parishes in the Archdiocese.

Hon has assigned five priests to conduct visitations to the parishes starting this month.

Father Jeff San Nicolas, the archdiocese’s newly appointed Delegate of the Apostolic Administrator has been assigned the coordinator of these visits. “I’m happy that Archbishop Hon has chosen to get to know all of our parishes a little bit better,” Father Jeff told the Umatuna last Wednesday.

Father Jeff explained that the parish visits would entail two basic parts. One part would be a kind of self-report. “The parish leadership will have an opportunity to describe their parish and tell of their situation.”

“So the pastor might ask different planning groups inside the parish to help him put together a report, a self-report for the Archbishop,” Father Jeff said. Visitations will follow the report.

The second part will be a questionnaire to give parishioners the opportunity to share their experiences in the parish.

Archbishop Hon has emphasised Pope Francis’ message to Guam Catholics in his homily at the most recent Prayer Meeting on July 2 at the Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral-Basilica in Hagatna.

“The Holy Father asked me to prioritise my mission on unity,” he said. “The Holy Father himself said he earnestly requests the prayers and trust of the brothers and sisters of the local Church and hopes sincerely that the entire Catholic community puts all its energy in promoting unity, harmony and stability of the Church.”


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