CHAPTER 2023: DAY ONE 22/01/2023
The Province of the Pacific Islands CHAPTER 2023 opened with the presentation of national flags and symbols of cultures of different island nations of the blue Pacific countries. The roll call of each member of the Chapter was conducted by the Provincial Superior Fr Tamati Sefo MSC, followed by his welcome remarks, acknowledgement of the presence of the Superior General Fr Abzalon Tovar MSC, facilitators Fr Paul Cashen MSC and Fr Chris Chaplin MSC, delegates and observers of the Chapter and the Chevalier family Laity.
The Sacrifice of the Mass was led by the Superior General, assisted by the facilitators and the Provincial Superior.
At the end of Mass the Logo and Theme of the Chapter 2023 was presented and described by Br Gerald Warbrooke MSC. Day one ended with a meal and a sevusevu (Fijian welcome kava ceremony).