CATHOLIC NEWS OF THE WEEK . Sunday, 1 September 2019

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A message from the Catholic Church Lenten Campaign

Lent is approaching. The Church in Hong Kong is organising its annual Lenten Campaign under the theme: Do not let people disregard you because you are young, which will run from March 6, Ash Wednesday, to April 17.
Reverend Andrew Au Gar-wai, the chairperson of the Lenten Campaign Organising Committee, is appealing to parishes, Catholic schools, Catholic institutions and communities to participate through prayer, reflection and sacrifice.
Beginning on February 18, the Lenten Campaign Organising Committee will be distributing Lenten Campaign promotional materials to parishes, Catholic institutions and schools. 
In addition, there will be a Lenten Charitable Award scheme to encourage participation by both parents and children. Activities include drawing exercises, blogging short articles and organising hunger awareness meals, photography, adopting Paschal Lambs, and so on.
Holders of the Paschal Lambs are reminded to bring them with their Lenten sacrifices in support of the needy, to the parish on Palm Sunday (March 14). All donations will be used to support the needy.
The Organising Committee will hold a briefing session for school teachers, Sunday School teachers and school pastoral assistants on February 16 (Saturday) at 2.00pm in the hall at Rosary Church, Tsimshatsui, on the meaning of this year’s theme and to deepen their understanding of Lent and demonstrate the use of Lenten promotional materials.
The guest speaker will be Father James Boey. Registration forms can be downloaded from the Lenten Campaign website.
Information and promotional materials will be available for download from:
All contributions should be addressed to the Catholic Church Lenten Campaign, Room 407, Caritas House, 2 Caine Road, Central, or through branches of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Asia) Limited, account no. 701-010-034849. 
To contribute online please visit:
For enquiries, please call: Tel: 2691 7171, Fax: 2606 4016 or e-mail:
Lenten Campaign Organising Committee, 2019

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