Full of gratitude to the Lord for his faithfulness, I am pleased to share details with you of two recent events within the Koinonia:
During a celebration of the Eucharist on Saturday 10th October 2015, our brother Fr. Gionata, pastor of the Oasis of Recanati, was installed as parish priest of the Parish of St. John the Baptist in Poggio di Bretta (Ascoli Piceno). The installation was presided over by Bishop Giovanni D’Ercole (Bishop of Ascoli) in the presence of many brothers and sisters of the community. This new step reinforces the local community, providing it with new opportunities for evangelisation, as well as a visible insertion in ecclesial structures in Italy.
On Wednesday 14th October 2015 the Church and Parish House of the Parish of Dobřany became the property of Koinonia. Dobřany is a small town near Plzen. This structure forms part of the Oasis of Pilsen, and in the future it is destined to become a centre for families. Currently a consecrated community of two sisters and two brothers are living there. We wish them both spiritual and material fruitfulness.
Pray that the Lord blesses these new foundations. May they open us to evangelisation, and encourage us to trust in the Lord who guides our steps and gives us strength and enthusiasm to collaborate in his project for the Koinonia.