The liturgy is at the very heart of Christian life. "For it is in the liturgy, especially in the divine sacrifice of the Eucharist, that ,the work of our redemption is accomplished,, and it is through the liturgy especially that the faithful are enabled to express in their lives and manifest to others the mystery of Christ and the real nature of the true church. (Sacrosanct Concilium 2). Because of its importance in the life of the church, the liturgy holds an essential place in the seminary. At St. Peter Chanel the liturgy is not only the subject of study, but, more critically, the liturgy is celebrated. The celebration is formative of Christian community as well as the individual believer.
Liturgical life at St Peter Chanel is centered on the Eucharist, primarily the daily celebration of mass. The liturgy of the Hours is also prayed each day so that we may be formed in the prayer of Christ and his church. The liturgical life of the seminary is completed by the celebration of the sacrament of Penance and appropriate devotions such as Benediction and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.
Bishop Amando Samo presiding in chapel
Pacific Regional Seminary has been offering training for the Roman Catholic priesthood for the various dioceses in the Pacific and for religious congregations with houses affiliated to the seminary since 1972.
During this year, 1973, we are celebrating our 40 years at the present site at Nasese, Suva Point. The celebration is centred on the last weekend of August, 23rd to 25th August with three day of presentations on the documents of Vatican II as they relate to seminary formation and to priestly life. All former students and faculty are invited to join in the celebration either by coming in person or joining in spirit from the different parts of the world. The same invitation is expressed to former staff members.
If you are coming, please notify us by email to email@example.com , if possible by early July. [Alternatively by mail which can be sent to Private Mail Bag, 79, Suva, Fiji]