The structure of Malaeola was set from the very beginning and has since been continued. Led by Patele Michael himself being the Chaplain, there is an Executive Team who take responsibilities for the Administration and the running of the centre. Everyone makes up the “Team” at Malaeola. We all belong to this community and it is everyone’s right to be proud and take ownership of the place.
Every Community belongs to a Parish and each community is encouraged to contribute to the work of their own Parish. Within each Community they appoint their offices consisting of a President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer as well as Sunday School and Youth Leaders every year.
At the beginning of every year, these community positions get reappointed and they get blessed during our special Mass which is often celebrated by our Bishop Patrick Dunn. It’s a way for us to “Fa’afetai” and “Recognise” our old leaders and welcome our new ones.
We as a Samoan Community meet once a month to celebrate Mass together. We all take part in the Mass. We often hold our meetings straight after and we get to spend most of our Sunday together as a community.
Our Youth Group is under the leadership of the Executive Youth Leaders. Once a week they hold their weekly meetings on Thursday nights. This is an opportunity for them to spur one another on in the faith and to share their life experiences, cultural experiences and they get taught about their Catholic faith.
Our Sunday School is under the Leadership of our Sunday School Executive Office. They meet once a month to share resources and they have a set curriculum for those communities that have Samoan Sunday School in their Parishes. They hold retreats for all Sunday School teachers once a year and they also celebrate the children’s achievements at the end of the year.
We have our Liturgy team as well as every Community takes turn in contributing to flower arrangements for the hall when we have our Community Masses. We are also fortunate to have our team of Securities from all communities who take good care of our car parking and the security of our place whenever we have our big social and church gatherings. Our team of cleaners who also play a big part in contributing to the cleanliness of our premises.
Meet the Executive Team below:-
Na soifua mai o ia i Samoa i ona tua’a mai i afio’aga o Leulumoega ma Fagamalo. Na a’oga ai i le Apia Primary, Leififi ma le Kolisi o Sanele, Moamoa. Mae’a lea fa’aauau i le University of the South Pacific, Alafua.
Afuamua Seve Lafaele Peresitene Aoao
It is always a pleasure and privileged for me to be part of our Samoan Catholic Community. Not only a certain sense of belonging but I also get the satisfaction by serving the community and by meeting people from different parishes both young and old.
As Christ himself told us to go out spread the Good News and serve one another.
Maiava Setefano Sui Peresitene Aoao
Na soifua mai o ia i Samoa i le afio’aga o Vailoa Palauli, Savai’i i ona tua’a o Setefano Liuliu Tuimaleali’ifano ma Malia I’asa Asiata Te’o. O ona tua’a sa galulue Fa’afesoasoani i Samoa ma ua fai i le lagi la la’ua folauga.
Sa a’oa’oina ia i le Aoga Fa’ata’ita’i i Moamoa, A’oga Tulagalua i Taelefaga, Fagaloa, A’oga Marist Brothers School i Mulivai, Apia, ona soso’o ai lea ma le A’oga maualuga a Saint Joseph’s College i Lotopa.
Taupa’u Petero Mulipola Failautusi Aoao
Susuga Taupa’u Petero Mulipola, o ia o le Failautusi aoao a Malaeola.
Ae oute le’i utufia ina le vai na momo’o i ai le tuiatua nai mulinu’u ma nu’uausala, pe oute taia ina foi le launiu na faamalumalu ai le tuiaana tamailelagi, oute muai faapoipoi laau tumanu e pei ole fetalaiga ia Lemalu ma Lemamea ma lo lafale na toese’a, aua sau faafofoga’aga Samoa e tusa ai ma le faailoaina o lou nei tagata faatauvaa male le taualoa,
Tamala Vitale Nu’u Teutupe Aoao
Tamala Malaki Vitale e mai le Alalafaga o Fusi Saluafata. Sa galulue fa’afesoasoani ona matua ua i lagi la laua folauga. Na ola ma soifua o ia i Moamoa. O lona tina e mai le afio’aga o Leauva’a, a o lona tama e mai le afio’aga o Amaile.
I le 1980 sa fa’atasi atu o ia i le Ekalesia Otara ma e tusa ma le 30 tausaga talu ona Peresitene o ia mo le Ekalesia. I le 2004 se ia o’o mai nei i le 2015 ua avea o ia ma Teutupe Ekalesia Aoao Samoa Malaeola.
E to’a 6 ona alo, fa tama ae lua teine. O se tasi o ona alo o lo’o failautusi nei i le Autalavou a le Ekalesia Aoao. Na fa’atasi mai lava o ia ma lona aiga talu ona fa’atuina Malaeola i le 20 tausaga talu ai.