Last updated 10/13/2006 at Noon
The grounds at the Pala Mission were strewn with bright confetti. Haunting Native American chants filled the air. All this vibrancy was just part of the Pala Mission Fiesta, which was a colorful event due to the melding of cultures at the Mission San Antonio de Pala, a historic adobe chapel, but most importantly, an alive and functioning Roman Catholic Church. Pala Mission is now the only California mission that actively ministers to the Native Americans.
Each year, since the mission was founded in 1816, some kind of fiesta has been enjoyed. This year, it was a two-day event held on Saturd...