In Melanesia 45 Salesians (36 priests, 4 brothers, 5 seminarians and 3 novices) make up the Vice-Province of Blessed Philip Rinaldi. It is composed of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands where there are 9 houses. There are also 2 prenovices, 14 college aspirants and 4 pre-aspirants.

  • 4 Parishes
  • 3 Secondary Schools
  • 3 Tertiary Institutes (Technical Institutes)
  • 2 Shrines (Mary Help of Christians, Don Bosco)
  • 2 RTC (Tetere, Henderson)
  • 3 Learning Centres in the Gulf Province
  • 1 Learning Centre in Port Moresby (Gabutu)
Completed Projects
To upgrade three classrooms for St. Dominic Savio Primary school, Herehere, Papua New Guinea
To provide a computer lab for Don Bosco Araimiri Secondary School with 20 computers
Water tanks donated by the Salesian Missions, New Rochelle, USA
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Message From The Proviincial
Fr. Gregorio Bicomong

Welcome to the website of the Salesian Vice-Province of Blessed Philip Rinaldi (PGS)! This is an extremely user friendly site. Just click on the icons and learn how you can help a young person in Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands. Explore and you will discover the work of Don Bosco for the young of Melanesia! Check out the resource section to download helpful resources for education of the young. Keep up to date with all the latest news from our PGS Vice-Province Do let us know what you think by giving us a feedback. And of course please do share the news about our wonderful new site!