Fr Joseph Kiaieta Kanimea, MSC from Fiji, and I am part of the Pacific Union. I arrived here in
Holy Family Parish on the 20th November, 2012, and started working here as a Parochial Vicar. I
was ordained to priesthood on January 27th, 2001. I have worked in Samoa, Nauru, Tuvalu, and
Fiji in Parish ministry and also in Formation work at our Scholasticate Formation House, Fiji.
Here in USA Province, I helped also in promoting our MSC Vocation.
Over the past years my work has focused on parish ministries such as celebration of the
sacraments, Youth ministry, and organizing talks/seminars for Adult Formation in the parish.
Attending the Golden Agers taught me a lot to respect the old people in our society.
A beautiful interaction always occurs when I visit the sick members and the old staying at home
every first Fridays of the month. Some just wanted to talk after giving them communion. It
reminds me that they also need to be heard, accepted and loved. I also celebrate mass at the
nursing home called Gracedale, and then I would make rounds of visitation to their rooms and
give communion or anointing of the Sick to those who cannot attend mass. This is a significant
ministry in our society and that is to bring Christ to those in need.
Visiting the School is something I always look forward to. The children are full of life and
energy, and many times I return back home learning something from them and of course, a smile
on my face. Joining the Pro-Life group and march in Washington DC, was a learning factor as
we try to tell the victims that we do care for them.