This year's Diocesan Day begins with Holy Mass at St Laurence's Church (Pyhän Laurin kirkko) in Lohja at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 17th. After the Mass, which is celebrated by Bishop Emeritus Teemu Sippo SCI, there is lunch at nearby Vivamo. Please notify your own parish of your participation no later than the Sunday before, i.e. on August 11th.
From the Vicar General:
Thoughts on the Situation in the Diocese of Helsinki
Pope Francis has frequently likened the Church to a hospital.
Even though it seems contradictory, the reality is that there are more healthy people than patients in a hospital: doctors, nurses, janitorial staff, administrators etc. Thanks be to God, the health of our Diocese is very good. All of us Catholics in Finland – lay people, religious and priests – want to be faithful to Jesus Christ and spread the Gospel.
Information from the Bishop to members of the Diocese regarding priests' salaries, Stella Maris and the finances of the Diocese of Helsinki.
Dear Members of the Diocese,
Some preliminary information has been made available through the Diocesan magasine Fides and the Diocese's e-media regarding the Diocesan centre Stella Maris and also about the salaries of the priests in the Diocese. It is right that I provide some more information about these matters, so that we can avoid unnecessary rumours and misunderstandings.
Because of the problems identifies in the wide-reaching examination of the buildings at Stella Maris and after hearing a number of experts, the Bishop of Helsinki Teemu Sippo SCJ has on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, decided that the Main Building, the so-called Yellow Building and the Chapel at Stella Maris will be demolished.
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