Vietnamese Moon Festival; New Youth leaders

October 5, 2012 by  
Filed under Asia, Director's Blog, Vietnam

I always love going to the Vietnamese Community during the Moon Festival. It is filled with so much life and joy. I started off the day at the 8 am Mass where Fr. Tinh Nguyen welcomed me for concelebration. Over 700 people strong at the early morning Mass. The chanting of the prayers is particularly beautiful as the whole church participates in remarkable unison. After Mass, i was invited to breakfast and joined Fr. Tinh and the newly installed Church Flower Arrangement and Decoration Team for the Community.

Here is a picture of them after breakfast:

Priest and Flower Team
Church Flower Team with Priest: From Left to Right are Fr. Tinh Nguyen, Thuy Tien, Khang Hoang, Tien Nguyen, Tiana Tuyen, Theresa Vo

Look at some of the beautiful work they did…

Fr. Tinh and Fr. Michael at the consecration
Fr. Tinh and Fr. Michael at the consecration; notice beautiful flowers to honor Christ

 

I returned later in the day for the 4:00 pm Mass and festival. there were so many children at Mass. None of my pictures do any justice to the crowd. At the Mass, the new leaders of the Vietnamese Eucharistic Youth Society were installed.

New Youth Leadership
Vietnamese Eucharistic Youth Leadership 2012-2013. Left to Right are Dung Nguyen (Treasurer, BU Student), Le Pham (Secretary, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Student), Linh Phuong Vu (Vice President of Academic Affairs, BC Student), Cong Nguyen (Vice President, UMass Boston Student), Liem Dam (President, UMass Graduate)

 

The Music at the Mass was beautiful. Here are the musicians and the choir:

Musicians
Musicians

 

Choir
Choir

 

The Moon Festival Celebration began after Mass. If you want to see some pictures you have to click here

See you next week!

 

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