CATHOLIC NEWS OF THE WEEK . Saturday, 16 March 2019

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Report on the 2013 Lenten Campaign

Hong Kong (SE): In response to the Lenten Campaign for 2013, the Lenten Collection and Allocation Committee reported that $6.7 million was raised. Bernard Chan, chairperson of the committee, said that the collection represents an increase of 2.4 per cent over the previous year, attributable to the recovering economy.

He expressed his gratitude to all donors and volunteers who contributed effort and sacrifice to help the needy in a positive response to the year’s theme: Faith grows in love.

All donations were allocated to various charitable activities, with $542,645 going to 17 parishes for charitable work, $85,700 to 36 Catholic secondary schools for service projects, $500,000 for overseas and local emergency relief and $5,871,655 to seven welfare agencies: $5,563,055 to Caritas-Hong Kong; $7,500 to the Faith and Light Community-HK for service to the mentally disadvantaged, $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 religious from poor mainland dioceses to undertake short-term pastoral and liturgy programmes in Hong Kong; $7,600 to Catholic Secondary Schools North-East New Territories Deanery Council for service to people of advanced age and $12,500 to St. Peter’s Revival Association for rehabilitation and employment programmes for former prisoners.  

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 2013 collection and allocations, and the report on disbursements of the 2012 grants can be found at the Lenten website: http://lenten.catholic.org.hk

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