Rebuilding the Churches on Tobi & Helen Reef

A fundraising project to rebuild the churches
Mount Carmel Church, Tobi Island
Mount Carmel Church
Tobi Island
Resurrection Church, Helen Reef
Resurrection Church
Helen Reef

Plans call for raising $44,000 over three years to rebuild both
churches. The community must raise $14,666.66 each year
through fishing, allotments, and donations from interested people.

Proposed Fundraising Plan for Tobi & Helen Churches

How you can help—

Mt. Carmel Church
c/o Wayne Andrew
P.O. Box 1432
Koror, Palau 96940

For more information on this project, contact

Wayne Andrew
Acting Fundraising Chair
Helen Resurrection and Mount Carmel Church
P.O. Box 1432
Koror, Palau 96940


More information about religion on Tobi
1905 H. Seidel. Über Religion und Sprache der Tobiinsulaner. Globus 87: 14-17.
Title translates as "On the Religion and Speech of the Tobi Islanders." In German.

1978 Peter W. Black. The Teachings of Father Marino: Aspects of Tobian Catholicism.
In Mission, Church and Sect in Oceania. James Boutilier, Daniel Hughes and Sharon Tiffany, eds.
Pp. 307-354. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
The missionary who converted most people
on Tobi to Roman Catholicism is misidentified here as Fr. Marino when in fact he was Fr. Elias Fernandez.
Errata sheet attached.

1991 F. Hezel. The Catholic Church in Palau. In The Catholic Church in Micronesia: Historical Essays
on the Catholic Church in the Caroline-Marshall Islands. Chicago: Loyola University Press.
dates and names of early missionaries and their work. Helen Reef Church founded in April 1975.

1994 Peter W. Black. The Domestication of Catholicism on Tobi. Pacific Studies 17:1-28.
A revised version of the conversion story, taking some account of published missionary accounts.

The Lord's Prayer in Tobian and English by Soty Patris.

Updated: March 13, 2005