Fiji Time: 11:20 PM on Thursday 29 January

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Plunge of faith

Luke Rawalai
Saturday, April 19, 2014

CATHOLICS from the Naweni and Wailevu area took a plunge of faith during the Easter crosswalk from their villages to the St Bedes College grounds in Savusavu yesterday.

A crowd of more than 1000 Catholic believers from Savusavus St Andrews Parish reenacted the stations of the cross, an event held worldwide to commemorate the walk of Jesus to his crucifixion site.

The walk ended yesterday with a service where members enacted a moving drama of the events that took place during the crucifixion.

Parish priest Father Mateo Sovaki said members from the four districts Naweni, Navatu, Wailevu and Nasavusavu, who came under the parish, would camp at the grounds until tomorrow (Sunday) afternoon.

Fr Sovaki said the camp was held by the faithful who had observed the crosswalk from their villages to converge on St Bedes College grounds where the parish would celebrate its Easter services.

The parish has an aim of promoting chastity and holiness among its members and also encouraging members to be united in oneness, he said.

We also want members to embrace the deeper meaning of Lent and Easter following the stations of the cross through fasting and praying.

God has made the biggest sacrifice by giving up the most precious thing that He owned His son.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Who let our boy go swimming
  2. Fake tabua inquiry
  3. Woman found
  4. 14 years for rapist
  5. 7s team change
  6. Senior executive found dead, police treat case as murder
  7. Drysdale honours appointment
  8. Fiji FA mourns loss of U17 rep
  9. $50.5m tax debt
  10. Entities fail to pay State dividends

Top Stories this Week

  1. Opposition challenges PM to walk the talk Friday (23 Jan)
  2. PM's apology to Fiji Saturday (24 Jan)
  3. Old market to turn into live fish shop Tuesday (27 Jan)
  4. Who let our boy go swimming Thursday (29 Jan)
  5. FRCA terminates officers Tuesday (27 Jan)
  6. Things you didn't know about Kuridrani Monday (26 Jan)
  7. Fake tabua inquiry Thursday (29 Jan)
  8. Tragic end to tour Wednesday (28 Jan)
  9. Man charged for assaulting daughter Monday (26 Jan)
  10. New-look bus station plans Tuesday (27 Jan)