May 2018

Corpus Christi and the Ninth Week in Ordinary Time
(Saturday, 2 June 2018 )

JUNE 3 – CORPUS CHRISTI. 
Mass of the solemnity, Gloria, Sequence optional, Creed, preface of the Eucharist (white).
Readings: Exodus 24:3-8; Hebrews 9:11-15; Mark 14:12-16, 22-26.
 
JUNE 4 – MONDAY: NINTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME. 
Mass of the day (green). 
Readings: 2 Peter 1:2-7; Mark 12:1-12.
 
JUNE 5 – ST. BONIFACE. 
Mass of the...

Corpus Christi and the Ninth Week in Ordinary Time
(Saturday, 2 June 2018 )

JUNE 3 – CORPUS CHRISTI. 
Mass of the solemnity, Gloria, Sequence optional, Creed, preface of the Eucharist (white).
Readings: Exodus 24:3-8; Hebrews 9:11-15; Mark 14:12-16, 22-26.
 
JUNE 4 – MONDAY: NINTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME. 
Mass of the day (green). 
Readings: 2 Peter 1:2-7; Mark 12:1-12.
 
JUNE 5 – ST. BONIFACE. 
Mass of the...

Corpus Christi — The New Covenant
(Saturday, 2 June 2018 )

The Passover evening comes and the Twelve disciples meet with Jesus to eat the paschal lamb. They think of celebrating their liberation from Egypt and the Sinai covenant. They become, instead, representatives of the twelve tribes of Israel and witnesses of the new covenant foretold by the prophets and they receive the true Lamb as food. 
 
We approach the text with trepidation because it is the liturgical text used in the early Christian communities for...

Corpus Christi — Kumain ka na ba?
(Saturday, 2 June 2018 )

Para sa mga nag-aaral ng bagong wika, mahalagang matutunan ang mga pama-maraan ng pagbati. Karaniwan sa mga pagbati ay may kalakip ng pangungumusta ng katatayuan, mga hinaharap, mga gawain, at higit sa lahat ay  mga saloobin.  
 
Nang ako ay nanirahan sa Cheung Chao ng halos isang taon, may napansin ako sa kasamahan kong pari na uri ng pagbati sa kapwa na malimit niyang gamitin. “Sihk jo faan me a?” O kung isasalin natin sa wikang...

Labour Commission pushes for more facilities for migrant workers
(Saturday, 2 June 2018 )

HONG KONG (SE): Law Pui-shan, policy research officer for the Hong Kong Catholic Commission for Labour Affairs, urged Hong Kong people to show more understanding about the activities of foreign domestic workers in public places. 
 
Law said the Hong Kong government had a responsibility to allocate more space or more centres where foreign domestic workers can go on holidays and their days off. She said Hong Kong relies heavily on foreign domestic workers to provide care...

Religious leaders back Myanmar peace efforts
(Saturday, 2 June 2018 )

BANGKOK (UCAN): “It is at a crucial moment in the history of this country that we, as Buddhist, Christian, Hindu and Muslim leaders from Myanmar and across the region, come to you in solidarity with hope for peace,” Charles Cardinal Bo of Yangon, along with leaders of other faith confessions, said in an open letter to the people of Myanmar.
 
The letter, which was presented by Cardinal Bo and 17 other members of a high-level delegation from Religions for Peace...

Study camp for the diocesan pastoral sisters
(Saturday, 2 June 2018 )

HONG KONG (SE): Maryknoll Sister Teresa Kastner conducted a two-day workshop on Enneagram (personality types) for religious sisters involved in the pastoral work in the diocese of Hong Kong. The workshop was part of a three-day study camp held from May 14 to 16 at the Diocesan Retreat House in Stanley. 
 
Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung also addressed the gathering on Personal conversion and changing our attitudes for better service. 
 
The...

Taizé brother from Hong Kong glad to hold gathering at home
(Saturday, 2 June 2018 )

HONG KONG (SE): Brother Lucas Ho Kam-tong of the Taizé Community who left Hong Kong 40 years ago to go to Taizé, France, said he is happy to see that Hong Kong will be hosting the International Meeting Of Young Adults 2018 from August 8 to 12. 
 
Brother Ho, who has returned to Hong Kong for six months to prepare for the Taizé International Meeting, told the Kung Kao Po that he is looking forward to sharing different ways of praying with...

Chengde bishop launches massive expensive complex
(Saturday, 2 June 2018 )

HONG KONG (UCAN): The illicitly ordained Bishop Joseph Guo Jincai of Chengde, has taken charge of what is claimed to be the biggest cathedral in northern China, which is part of a 70 million yuan (86.2 million) complex that also includes a convent and a residence.
 
Construction of the 15,000-square-metre complex was mostly paid for by the Hebei Provincial Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association and the Hebei Catholic Administration Commission. Less than half of the amount...

Statue of saint taken down in Hebei
(Saturday, 2 June 2018 )

HONG KONG (UCAN): A statue St. John Wu Wenyin, a martyr, was removed from a Catholic church in Hebei province as Chinese authorities continued their clampdown on religious freedom.
 
The statue of St. John Wu Wenyin was unveiled at Dongertou Catholic Church, Yongnian parish, Handan Diocese, on May 3, but a source said that authorities asked the church to remove it after the ceremony “stirring up a commotion on the internet.”
 
St. John Wu was...