Fiji Time: 8:10 PM on Thursday 28 May

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Catholics celebrate

Luke Rawalai
Saturday, August 23, 2014

ABOUT 10,000 Catholics are expected to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Holy Cross Parish in Wairiki, Taveuni this weekend.

Organising committee member Savenaca Vulaca said as of yesterday, more than 2000 people had arrived on the island.

"The idea for the 150th anniversary celebrations had begun way back in 2010," he said.

"The preparations for the special event began in 2012 after extensive preparatory plans before each sub-parish were tasked with their duties during the celebration this year.

"Some have been tasked with food preparation while others will deal directly with the billeting and hosting of visitors coming for the celebrations."

Mr Vulaca said delegations from as far as South Africa, Rome, Australia, New Zealand and other Pacific Island countries had arrived in Wairiki over the past six days.

"We have former students from the Western region in Nadi, Ba, Lautoka and Rakiraki also attending."





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. 'It's up to her'
  2. $225m reality
  3. Airline to name new CEO, managing director
  4. Missing person
  5. Graduates monitored
  6. Big bird joins growing fleet of aircraft
  7. A fixed charge
  8. Warriors ready for Pampas
  9. State not involved
  10. Bill allows civil servants to join unions

Top Stories this Week

  1. Heroes of the night Friday (22 May)
  2. Top cop foils robbery attempt Friday (22 May)
  3. Ratu Naiqama suspended Friday (22 May)
  4. Hacker's degree Tuesday (26 May)
  5. US Mercy visits Fiji Monday (25 May)
  6. Ratu Naiqama apologises Friday (22 May)
  7. Size doesn't matter for Labalaba Monday (25 May)
  8. Hacking horrors Tuesday (26 May)
  9. Ryan's attention turns to Rio Olympics Monday (25 May)
  10. Erectile dysfunction Monday (25 May)