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Family Week at St. Joseph's Matahau

Dear Families,


Malo ho'omou lelei. I hope this update on recent events in our little village would find you all at your respective corners in good health. As for myself and the rest of the families here at the Lalo Kalosipani, 'oku mau mo'ui lelei pe. I am sure you may have heard the news of Luseane Saluni's funeral. Ko e me'afaka'eiki faka'apa'apa'i lahi 'o tala he tokolahi hono 'ahia.


Aloha Night - Family Week

However, right after the funeral was the beginning of the Family Week for the Diocese of Tonga Catholic Church. And so, for our little community at St. Joseph the Worker Matahau, we joined together in community prayers and activities to strengthen and mark the significance of family life and unity. As we had to delay the social fun gathering due to paying respect to our local funeral, we then delayed the social program to the next Friday, which was just last Friday. And yes, our Friday night the 4th of June was an Aloha night for the community. A true colorful and blastful night as families turned up in their own Aloha as you can see in the pictures posted here. I must say, as far as I can remember, I've never seen a night so beautiful as this, 'o 'ikai ngata 'i he faka'ofo'ofa 'a e ngaahi teunga Aloha ka ko e ha mahino mai 'a e faaitaha mo e uouongataha 'i he ngaahi family, 'aki 'enau participate ki he tali tu'utu'uni, and so they turned up and enjoy the night willingly. 'Oku mau fakamalo'ia foki ko e ma'u mai 'a e DJ saute ta'etotongi 'a Fr. Niukasolo Niukapu (since our community couldn't afford one these days) mei he palokia Lapaha, pea mo e poupou 'a e Patele tauhi palokia (Fr. Mateo Lui) together with our own Famili Kalisitiane Team, as well as our very own Fifita and her youth team for organizing and decorating the night.


However, one cannot deny the crazy things many couples do at such a social gathering. Mou manatu ki hotau ki'i fonua ko e tuku'uta, ka neongo ia we welcome the decorated balloons and the nonstop explosive music 'a e ngaahi mio mo e takisi mo e teka faliki that it sometimes scares me, the look on their faces lol, but then it came to mind ko e 'atunga pe ia e mafana e loto. Thus, if you wonder whether there were any troubles on our Aloha night, I honestly tell you folks it was a violent free night, zero tolerance, nothing but absolute fun and enjoyment, not that we put the trouble makers out, they just turned up like angels and enjoyed the night with everybody else. Ka ko u manatu foki ki he fanga ki'i feinga pa'anga koniseti 'a e kau tafola, he na'e fakahoko mo e fanga ki'i feinga pa'anga 'a e ngaahi kulupu lolotonga e Aloha nite, 'o kau ai 'a e hula fakaHawaii 'a Fifita, mo e faiva makafeke 'a Tu'ila mo Manu mo 'enau kulupu.


Po-Hiva - Family Week

On Sunday the 6th of June, na'e toe fakahoko ai mo 'emau pohiva pe 'a e ngaahi kulupu 'o e komunio. Ka mou vakai hifo pe ki he ngaahi photos that we took, of the same spirit we saw on our Aloha night, was again evident, 'a e ha ia 'i he teuteu na'e fakahoko 'e he ngaahi kulupu 'i henau ngaahi hiva, kae pehe ki he'enau ngaahi teunga taha. He 'ikai foki ta'ofi ha taha ia 'a e le'o sipika 'a Ana Maka hono kailangaki'i 'ene kulupu St. Sosefo 'oku tika taha. Our group, Malia 'o e Losalio being led by Maliana Sisifa, ko e kulupu St. Petelo Sanele taki ai 'a Tu'ilavakano, tokoni ki ai 'a Lisiate, mo e kulupu Mafutoputapu 'o taki mai 'e Tu'ifua Tatafu. Ko e teuteu lahi mo'oni na'e fakahoko 'e he ngaahi kulupu ni, he na'e longoa'a ange e ho'ata Sapate ni ia he tau'aki ako hiva mai e ngaahi kulupu. But like our Aloha Night, other than spiritual, more fun as usual. At the end of the night na'e mafana ai e 'api e Tauhi 'o e komunio (Lotiola, Poini mo Silia) 'o fakahoko ha fakamamalohi ma'ae kaingalotu, pea mahalo ko e lama faingamalie pe 'a e Tauhi ke tu'uaki ai 'ene ta'o keke siaine, kou tala atu kau teme, na'a mo Kailoka he'ikai te ne lava'i lol, ko e fakaoli pe ia, ka ko e ifo atu e ta'o keke ia 'a e fine'eiki Tauhi.


Folau Kumi Tokoni 'Ofisakolo

'E ngaahi famili ki Amelika Lahi, ko e ki'i fanongonongo pe 'eni, 'oku lolotonga folau atu 'emau 'ofisakolo, Asaeli Tuiaki, ko e kumi ha ki'i okooko ma'ae fonua, ki he langa fakalakalaka hange ko e pasi (since we have no public transport) kae pehe ki hono fakalelei'i 'o e ma'u'anga vai 'a hotau ki'i kolo ko Matahau, ka mou ka sio atu ki ai, pea ta leva he vave taha ki he immigration . lol .. just kidding . . mou fakalea atu ki ai. Ko e ki'i tamaio'eiki ngaue 'osikiavelenga 'eni ma'ae fonua, pea 'oku 'ikai ko ha'ane kumi ha'ane lelei fakafo'ituitui ka ko e feinga mai pe ma'a Matahau (talamai pe 'e Lotini, ke mou manatu'i ko hono matapule e motu'a ni, mou taa'i atu ai leva). Ko ia, kapau 'oku ke faingatamaki, pea ke say hello atu pe, 'oua te ke situ'a ta'e fakalea, pea ka ma'u ange ha me'i vai ke fakamamalohi, pea fakafeta'i. Ko ia pe 'a e ki'i fanongonongo tomui.


Anyway, ko e ngata'anga pe ia e ki'i news update 'oku ma'u atu ma'a kimoutolu ki he efiafi ni. Te u lepa a he na'a toe melenga ha me'a. Ka mou nofo a, 'oku mau 'ofa lahi atu faufaua 'aupito.


Hiko-'i-taulanga

Lalo Kalosipani News Update 13

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