Samoa - St. Artemide Zatti honored with priestly ordination

16 November 2022

Falealupo, Samoa - November 2022 - On the eve of the first celebration of Br. Artemide Zatti as a new canonized saint last Nov. 12, the Salesians in Samoa gave praise to God with the priestly ordination of Fr. Atonio Lealea at their parish church in Falealupo on Savai'i Island in Samoa. Atonio was ordained a priest by the laying on of hands and consecratory prayer of Msgr. Alapati Lui Mata'eliga, Archbishop of Samoa-Apia. The day following his ordination, Fr. Atonio celebrated the Mass of Thanksgiving in conjunction with the feast of St. Artemide Zatti at his local parish church in the presence of many families, friends, and religious. Also on Monday, Nov. 14, Fr. Atonio celebrated a special Mass in the Salelologa community to celebrate St. Artemide Zatti and to thank the whole community for their great support.


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