Epiphany 2023

There is a tradition in Phnom Penh of the bishop inviting pastoral workers and parish representatives to a gathering at the pastoral center on Epiphany Sunday. In the past it was a time for the pastoral workers to catch up with each other and for the bishop to disseminate news but now it has become an occasion more for socializing and recognizing different offices in the diocese.

All the Maryknollers arrived in the Maryknoll Mental Health van.
Every Cambodia event features at least one traditional dance.
One of the diocesan agency groups receiving the bishop’s thanks and appreciation.
A choir of teenage youth sang twice during the evening.
The younger set participated, too. Here children dance and sing to Jingle Bells.
At the end of the program, Santa Claus arrived and distributed gifts of rice and cookies and booklets to all who had come.