The second day, we woke up to a beautiful sunshine day. We were told it was raining day and night a day before we arrived. We were going to Fr's home village today.
The road to Xiao Pu Zi is excellent four lanes highway. It took us about three hours to reach our destination. At the entrance to the village, we saw a big welcoming party with brass band awaiting us.
Fire crackers, brass band musics, parishioners of different tribes dressed in their colourful traditional dresses ushered us to the Church of St. Francis Xavier. The 2-storey church was built in 2003.
We were ready for the grand celebration of Fr's 80th birthday and 51st anniversary of his priestly Ordination.
The dinner was held outdoor. Many local dishes was cooked. Beef, mutton, pork, chicken and variety of vegetables.....
We have invited the whole congregation numbering more than three hundred for the dinner celebrations. Every one was happy.
After dinner, there were presentation of dances and songs by the parishioners and religious sisters from different minority tribes. They have spent months to prepare for tonight's celebration.
I have not seen such huge birthday cakes before. They prepared three sets of eight layers birthday cake for Fr. After cake-cutting ceremony, they were distributed to all parishioners.
It was a grand, beautiful, warm birthday celebrations for Fr. Leo Chang. He was very happy.
(please see video, bottom of page)
1. 《 More pictures 更多照片 》
2. 《 Welcoming Home Video 欢迎回家乡录影 》
3. 《 Birthday Feast video 生日大餐录影 》
4.《 Birthday party Video 生日晚会录影 》