In May of 2022, the Province of Mary Immaculate in Indonesia experienced two significant events.
On Friday, May 13, 2022, Friars Robertus Hermanto BOBIH, Eko Gaius SIJABAT, Eriksend Okripo SITEPU and Sevan Rinaldi SEMBIRING, all members of the Province of Indonesia, were ordained to the priesthood through the imposition of the hands of the Most Reverend Kornelius SIPAYUNG, Archbishop of Medan, Indonesia. The ordinations took place at the Church of St. Francis of Assisi in Padang Bulan, Medan.
We thank God for the vocation and perseverance of these friars of ours.
On May 16-21, 2022, a formation meeting was conducted for pastors and guardians of the Province. The event took place in Berastagi, Indonesia. Father Bonivasius PAYONG, S.S.C.C. (Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary), led the event under the theme: “Renewing Our Commitment to the Call to Care for the Earth”, as articulated by Pope Francis in his encyclicals Laudato si’ and Fratelli Tutti. In addition, there was discussion about how to be a good leader.
We thank all the friars who took part in this meeting.
The Provincial Secretariat