CATHOLIC NEWS OF THE WEEK . Sunday, 1 September 2019

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Wah Yan old boy ordained for Jesuits

HONG KONG (SE): Reverend Clement Tsui Lap-yan was ordained a priest for the Society of Jesus at St. Ignatius Chapel in Wah Yan College, Kowloon, by the bishop of Hong Kong, John Cardinal Tong Hon, on August 22. 

Two auxiliaries in the diocese, Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung and Bishop Stephen Lee Bun-sang, joined the Jesuit provincial of the Chinese Province, Father John Lee Wa; and the local superior, Father Stephen Tung Chak-long, in concelebrating at the ordination Mass which was attended by around 700 people.

The newly ordained Father Tsui said he would endeavour to serve humbly as a priest. 

He then thanked his parents and family for the support they have offered to him since he joined the Jesuits 10 years ago. 

He encouraged people to pray for vocations and to be ready to respond to a religious vocation with faith.

Father Tsui will take up the position of school chaplain at Wah Yan College in Wan Chai where he wants to serve young people and promote vocations. As an old boy of the school, he said he was baptised when he was studying there, which he believes was the original seed sown by God in the development of his vocation, which he first began to discern in his 30s.

Father Tung encouraged the new priest to promote vocations to the religious life and to follow the good example of his predecessors, who cared about and served young people during their formative years.


He added that two men from Hong Kong joined the congregation in May this year and are now beginning their formation time in The Philippines.

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