CATHOLIC NEWS OF THE WEEK . Saturday, 17 November 2018

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Upholding Catholic values of education

HONG KONG (SE): The Catholic Education Office held a Mass on September 9 for kindergarten, primary and secondary school principals, as the new school term got underway.

The celebrant, Father Dominic Chan Chi-ming, encouraged teachers to help students face their trials with perseverance and wisdom.

During the Mass at the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception on Caine Road, people prayed for the education policies, Catholic schools, education practitioners, families and students. There was also a commissioning ceremony for all new school supervisors and principals.

The vicar general of the diocese said that as heads of institutions underpinned by faith, school principals and leaders need to uphold the values of education even in the face of criticism or when they are under attack.

He maintained that this can only be done successfully if their faith is strong and they have a close relationship with Jesus Christ. He encouraged everyone in education to strengthen their minds through reading the word of God every day, so that they can be the salt of the earth and the light of the world.

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