ARCHBISHOP Elect of the Roman Catholic Church in Fiji Father Peter Loy Chong conducted this year's Chinese Lunar New Year mass at the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Suva yesterday.
About 300 people from the Asian community in the country attended the mass to commemorate the festival.
Sister Genevieve Loo said the mass was a celebration of the close relationship that the Asian community had with Fiji. She said the Archbishop Elect brought out an important message during the service about the spring festival and about new beginnings for all.
"It was indeed a beautiful celebration that was organised by the Asian community," Sister Loo said.
"It was a time to reflect on the past and what the New Year would bring the Chinese community and different people that attended the mass," she said.
Sister Loo said the Asian community had contributed so much to society and for them to spend their New Year at the Cathedral was a great idea.
"The Cathedral was decorated to suite the occasion and many enjoyed the message that was delivered," she said.