Hundreds take part in resurrection mass despite rain
2 April, 2018, 12:00 am
HUNDREDS braved the rainy and cold weather condition to celebrate resurrection church services in the North at the weekend.
Believers of the Nasea Methodist Church Sunday School program that included primary and secondary school students organised a weekend camp aimed at enhancing their spiritual growth.
Catholics travelled from around the northern island to be part of the resurrection mass on Saturday night in Labasa, many sat bravely in partially wet clothes during the service.
For the Sunday school students who encamped at Labasa Primary School, fasting and prayers were also part of their program.
Program co-ordinator Joe Ratuvou said the spiritual upbringing of a child was imperative because the Word of God never failed anyone.
He said the Easter camp included spiritual counselling and guidance for children and emphasised the importance of heeding God’s Word because it transformed people.
“So teaching a child at a very young age will make a huge impact in their lives as they grow older.
“We also included academic classes for the students in the subjects of Maths and English and so it has been a very fruitful weekend.”
Mr Ratuvou said parents’ support had also been overwhelming with food supplied for their children.
For the Catholic resurrection mass, Father Joseph Ryan reminded parishioners that the death on Mount Calvary saved humankind.
“The world cares less about this but so what. We, as believers, are convinced and know that Jesus Christ died for our sins so we can be accepted again by God the Father,” he said.