CATHOLIC NEWS OF THE WEEK . Sunday, 1 September 2019

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Precious Blood sisters mark anniversaries

HONG KONG (SE): The Sisters of Precious Blood celebrated its 96th anniversary as well as the platinum, diamond and golden jubilees of 10 sisters at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Shek Kip Mei, on June 3.
The Mass was concelebrated by Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-chueng and over 20 priests from the diocese. Over 1,000 people, including the family and friends of the jubilarians, as well as the alumni of the schools run by the congregation, attended.
Sisters who celebrated the anniversaries of their religious profession included, Sister Anna Yim Suet-han who celebrated her platinum jubilee; Sister Au Yung-yee, Sister Teresa Tang Fung-sang, Sister Catherina Yu Suk-ching, Sister Teresa Yip Lai-hung, Sister Agnes Wong Ban-ban and Sister Beatrice Leung Kit-fun who marked their diamond jubilee; Sister Cecilia Kwok Yuen-han, Sister Wong May-may and Sister Agnes Au Yi-man who celebrated their golden jubilee.
In his homily, Bishop Yeung said that the religious can surely be joyful if they carry out their ministries with a grateful heart and nurture the same passion they had when first joined the convent.
At the end of the Mass, Sister Agnes Au, assistant general of the congregation, expressed her gratitude to those present as many of supported the work of the Precious Blood Sisters throughout the years. She expressed her hopes that the celebration would inspire more young people to respond to the call of vocation.
Sister Agnes Wong, who just celebrated her 81st birthday, told the Kung Kao Po that she still serves in the parish and visits prisons. She also teaches the catechism to the elderly and has a sense of joy whenever they receive baptism.
Sister Beatrice Leung said she is grateful to glorify God and serve people through teaching and her academic research on Sino-Vatican affairs.

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