Have you wondered just what has happened in Burma to cause so many of its people to flee as refugees?
In the summer of 2006, four friends from San Diego, California set out on a mission to expose the atrocities being done to the people of Burma, more specifically, the Karen people — one of the country’s largest ethnic groups. Burma has quietly been host to the world’s longest running civil war — waged between the country’s military dictatorship and detractors from the regime.
ST. PIUS X BURMESE PARISHIONERS RECEIVE THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION TO BECOME FULLY INITIATED IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
Bishop Medley, Fr.Timothy, Fr. Tom Buckman and Deacon Nick Nichols celebrated the sacrament of Confirmation with the Burmese community at St. Pius X. It was a day of celebration with a meal of ethnic food, teaching in Burmese by Fr. Timothy, and a bi-lingual Mass and Rite of Confirmation, followed by a reception. Enjoy the following pictures.