Martin (Maletino) Fakatika Ordained as Permanent Deacon
Martin Fakatika was a student at PRS from 1988 to 1995. Even though he was born in Vanuatu he came as a student for the Archdiocese of Noumea. This year on December 17th 2016 at the Cathedral in Noumea he was ordained to the permanent diaconate. He had married Josephyne Bellais in 2004 at Dumbea. We understand that after the ordination he expressed appreciation for the education and formation he gained with his brothers and from the staff at PRS when he was there. PRS staff and ex-students wish him every blessing in his new mission.
Martin and Josephyne
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]