Vava'u parishioners celebrate ordination of a new priest

The Vava’u-born Deacon Taliai Hausia 32 was ordained a priest by Bishop Soane Patita Paini Mafi for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tonga.  

Bishop Mafi ordained  Deacon Hausia from Pangaimotu and Neiafu,  Vava’u to the priesthood during a Mass at the Sosefo Ko e Tangata Ngaue Chapel at the village of Fungamisi

Our correspondent in Tonga, Paul Quin Ta’ai said  Deacon Hausia was joined not only by his adoptive parents Pelenaise Tangulu and Siofilisi Tangulu, but also his biological parent Naimafi Hausia, parishioners of Fungamisi and Pangaimotu parishes as well as many friends from across the Diocese and overseas.

Ta’ai said the three days ceremony ended with an enjoyable Tongan feast as well as entertainments provided by families and parishioners that featured group and solo dances.

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