CATHOLIC NEWS OF THE WEEK . Sunday, 1 September 2019

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Report on the 2012 Lenten Campaign

Hong Kong (SE): In response to the Lenten Campaign of 2011, the Lenten Collection and Allocation Committee reported that $6.56 million was raised. Bernard Chan, chairperson of the committee said that the collection represented a slight increase of two per cent over the previous year. 

He expressed his gratitude to all donors and volunteers who contributed their effort and sacrifice to help the needy in a positive response to the year’s theme: Service, a Symbol of Love.

All donations were allocated to various charitable activities, with $465,500.00 going to 17 parishes for charitable work, $80,650.00 to 34 Catholic secondary schools for service projects, $500,000 for overseas and local emergency relief and $5,453,850.00 to six welfare agencies: $5,157,750.00 to Caritas-Hong Kong; $7,500 to the Faith and Light Community-HK for service to people with special needs, $26,000 to St. Camillus Benevolent Association for service to the physically afflicted and people of advanced age; $55,000 to Volunteers of Suffering for Service the Disadvantaged and $200,000 to the Diocesan Reception Group for subsidising the living and travelling expenses of those religious from poor mainland dioceses to who undertake short-term pastoral and liturgy programmes in Hong Kong; and $7,600 to Catholic Secondary Schools North-East New Territories Deanery Council for service to people of advanced age.  

Chan added that the grant to secondary schools was to help the students organise community service projects to promote and deepen the understanding of Lent. 

Details of the 2012 collections and allocations and the report on
disbursements of the 2011 grants can be found at the Lenten website: http://lenten.catholic.org.hk.

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