The thanksgiving ceremony drew large numbers priests, deacons, clergymen, clergywomen of Da Lat diocese, and thousands of parishioners.
Guests at the event included Vice Chairman of Lam Dong provincial Committee for Religious Affairs Lê Minh An and representatives of local authorities.
Participating parishioners at the thanksgiving mass
As reported at the event, Chi Lang Parish was formed upon a decree signed by Bishop Simon Hoà Nguyễn Văn Hiền on July 26, 1960.
Chi Lang Parish currently has 187 Catholics families with about 500 members, and a SOS Village. The parish has inaugurated a new, spacious church in 2007.
Da Lat Diocese’s priests and Chi Lang Parish’s singing band in group photos with the diocese bishop