CATHOLIC NEWS OF THE WEEK . Sunday, 1 September 2019

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Church bells chime for Hong Kong

HONG KONG (SE): Church bells across Hong Kong will ring out at 1:00pm on Sunday, September 1 to call on the faithful to pray for the city and especially for its young people. Lee Sen, the media person who launched the campaign, said she chose the date as it is the last Sunday of the summer holidays. 
 
The Churches of different denominations have agreed to ring the bells of their churches in unison to remind people of their duty to care for their fellow human beings. 
 
“The ringing of the bells is meant to awaken the conscience of the people, to bring encouragement to Hong Kong and to invite prayers to God for the continuous protection of Hong Kong and our next generation,” Lee Sen told  the Kung Kao Po.
 
As of August 25, Catholic churches signed up for the campaign include the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception, Caine Road; Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Wan Chai; St. Andrew’s Church, Tseung Kwan O; the Holy Redeemer Church, Tuen Mun; St. Alfred’s Church, Tai Wai; St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Tsing Yi; Mother of Good Counsel Church, San Po Kong; St. Vincent’s Chapel, Wong Tai Sin; St. Peter and Paul Church, Yuen Long; St. Mary’s Church, Hung Hom; St. Francis Church, Ma On Shan; Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cheung Chau.  
 
Over 10 Protestant churches are also joining the activity. Parishes taking part in the campaign are invited to organise prayer services after the bells have been rung.
 
Father Dominic Chan Chi-ming, parish priest of the cathedral, said that the activities in the parish would include prayers, hymns and hand bell sessions. 

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