CATHOLIC NEWS OF THE WEEK . Sunday, 1 September 2019

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New executive council for lay community

Hong Kong (SE): At its annual general assembly, held from January 14 to 15, the Christian Life Community (Hong Kong) elected its new executive council for 2012-2014: Jasmine Hui, president; Carmen Chan, vice-president; Dora Yeung, treasurer; Jennifer Young, secretary; Carol Au Yang, publication secretary; Nichole Chan, Martin Lau and Kyoko Leung, councillors.

The community also expressed its gratitude Father Seán Ó Cearbhalláin sj, for his service as its national ecclesiastical assistant over the past 34 years.  

The executive committee, along with various commissions and committees, reported on and shared their experience of the activities conducted during the last year.  

It discussed its role as the sponsoring body for Marymount Primary School and Marymount Secondary School.

Members also addressed the possibility of other apostolic ministries, restructuring of the community, as well as long term financial arrangements to better equip it to serve the Church and society.

The Ministry of the Word group continued its publication of the monthly Chinese periodical, Shalom (和平), and successfully published its fourth Chinese book, In  Retrospect (驀然回首).

This year, the group also conducted several book sales in different parishes, selling items put out by Xavier Publishing.

The community’s Leunis Institute organised two Ignatian daily-life retreats for the public, which included private and shared prayer, meditation and individual spiritual guidance.  

The Christian Life Community now has more than 120 adult members and observers.

There are also over 70 young members and observers from four student groups, namely the University of Hong Kong, Marymount Secondary School, Wah Yan College Hong Kong and Wah Yan College Kowloon

The gathering concluded with a Mass. Father Ó Cearbhalláin reminded members of their vocation using the words of preface VII for Sundays in ordinary time: that God the Father may see and love in us what he sees and loves in Christ.

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