December 2013

Pastoral Letter for Advent 2013
 : Deepening the understanding of our Faith and Revitalising the Spirit of Vatican II
(Saturday, 30 November 2013 )

Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Lord:


We are about to begin a new Liturgical Year. This yearly cycle, commencing with Advent and ending on the Solemnity of Christ the King, summarises the whole of salvation history and enables us, through meditating on the Word of God, prayerful reflection, participation in the liturgy and the practice of the Christian virtues, to...

Pastoral letter pushes education
(Saturday, 30 November 2013 )

HONG KONG (SE): As the diocese of Hong Kong marked the end of the Year of Faith at a Mass celebrated at the Hong Kong Stadium on November 24, John Cardinal Tong Hon announced in his pastoral letter for Advent that the day would also mark the beginning of the Year of Learning.

In his pastoral letter, the bishop of Hong Kong elaborates on the why of the pastoral priority he has set for the coming year.

Gala conclusion to 
the Year of Faith
(Saturday, 30 November 2013 )

HONG KONG (SE): Hong Kong concluded the Year of Faith with a gala outdoor celebration and Mass, which began under friendly skies and warm sunshine, but ended abruptly as an autumn shower washed the priests and ministers from the green of the Hong Kong Stadium on November 24, the feast of Christ the King.

The day began with two young people reflecting on...

Keeping your 
head up
(Saturday, 30 November 2013 )

The people of Hong Kong have been expressing a strong desire to live with integrity in an honest society and to give their children something special as a gift towards their future.

Although Catholics are only a small proportion of the people, they too have something special to offer to their neighbours—a long tradition of teaching that dates back even to the time before Jesus, showing how to live...

First Sunday of Advent
(Saturday, 30 November 2013 )


Creed, preface for Advent I,  (violet).
Isaiah 2:1-5; 
Romans 13:11-14a;...