New Church Buildings for Diocese of Mendi
Mendi, Southern Highlands Province: The Diocese of Mendi celebrated the blessing and opening of new church that had been destroyed in 2018 earthquake disaster.
The newly reconstruction and expanded church together with the priest house were built at Saint Peter Claver, Kundaka Outstation of St Joseph parish in Upper Mendi, Southern Highland Province.
The event was celebrated on Sunday 29th January 2021, with Bishop Donald Lippert OFM Cap, as the main celebrant. Several priests joined him at the Eucharistic concelebration.
In his homily the bishop told the people that their newly renovated church was a sign of faith growing in this parish in Upper Mendi and the Diocese and also the sign that God is very close to the people with Love, protection, mercy and strength to came to him for worship in Eucharist.
He reminded the joyful assembly that all Baptist people have the dignity of being temple of Holy spirit and together constitute the church and are therefore called to share the good news with everyone.
Present also were religious brothers and sisters, local leaders, invited quests and lay Faithfuls with over thousands of people from the parish and its Outstation as well as from different Christian denominations came together to celebrate and witness the joyful occasion with faith and cultures.