The Rector is appointed by the Sacred Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples, following presentation on the part of the Episcopal Conference. The Rector is ultimately responsible for all aspects of the administration and formation programmes in the seminary.
RECTORS OF THE PACIFIC REGIONAL SEMINARY
Rev Laurence Ross SM(USA) 1972-1973 Deceased
Most Rev Petero Mataca(Fiji) 1973-1974 Deceased
Most Rev Soane Foliaki SM(Tonga) 1975-1980 Deceased
Rev Etuale Lealofi (Samoa) 1981-1983
Rev Lawrence Hannan SM (Ireland) 1984-1989 Deceased
Rev Peter Jeffrey (Australia) 1990-1993 Deceased
Rev Vitori Buatava, SM (Fiji) 1994-1995 Deceased
Most Rev Michel Visi (Vanuatu) 1996 Deceased
Rev Line Folaumoeloa (Tonga) 1997-1999
Rev Douglas Akehurst CM (Australia) 2000- 2002 Deceased
Rev Veremo Dovarua (Fiji) 2003- 2008
Rev. Michael O'Connor SM (New Zealand) 2009-
A new rector will be appointed during 2017
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 firstname.lastname@example.org , if possible by early July. [Alternatively by mail which can be sent to Private Mail Bag, 79, Suva, Fiji]