Catholic Transcript Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut

Friday, February 23, 2018

karenbaptism0114-14

Father Daniel Akho confers the sacrament of baptism on Alexander Moo, son of Ler Moo and Bweh Paw, as the rest of the family looks on at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford on Jan. 5.

Sponsor Edward V. Conard holds the candle at right.

The family has resettled in the greater Hartford area with about 200 other Karen people from refugee camps located on the border between Thailand and Myanmar (formerly Burma) through Catholic Charities Migration and Refugee Services.

Father Akho, also from Myanmar, ministers to the Karen people in the Hartford area.

Alexander was born on Oct 31, 2013. (Photo by Bob Mullen/The Catholic Photographer)