Parishioners and guests celebrate feast day


MORE than 300 Catholic parishioners from Henderson in East Honiara celebrated the St Dominic’s feast day with a holy mass, according to the Catholic Bishops Conference of PNG and the Solomon Islands.
The people from the Holy Cross, Kukum and Good Shepherd parishes, guests from various religious orders, Dominican sisters, brothers, the mass centre’s youth ministry and the Rurete Gilbertese community brought life to the service.
During the sermon main celebrant Fr Carter Tanaboe reminded the congregation that despite the different walks of life, all were called to preach the Gospel just like Saint Dominic who founded the order 800 years ago.
He encouraged everyone not be afraid to preach the Gospel in despite the continuous challenges they faced.
Representing the Dominicans Fr Superior, Stephen Kamoa acknowledged the presence of other orders and communities and those who were part of the feast’s preparation.
“Congratulations to those who worked so hard for many weeks to prepare the liturgy,” he said.
“My dear people, without you we are nothing, the feast will have no meaning so I would like thank everyone who join us on this day of joy.”
Community mass chairman Stanley Maealasia shared his appreciation for the efforts the Mass Centre community had put in prior to the feast day.
“I would like to thank the community, this year has been a difficult one, but nevertheless we have tried our very best to work along with the Dominicans, and we are very pleased indeed to have this society with us to help us in our journey as laities,” he said.
The celebration continued with a feast and entertainments.