CATHOLIC NEWS OF THE WEEK . Sunday, 1 September 2019

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Schools mark beginning of celebrations for 85th year

Hong Kong (SE): St. Clare’s Girls’ School (SCGS) and St. Clare’s Primary School (SCPS) marked the start of celebrations for their 85th anniversaries with a thanksgiving Mass, concelebrated by Father Joseph Ha ofm, Father David Lau, Father Terrance Mascarenhas svd, Father Ambrose Mong op and Father Francis Tam, on 5 September 2011 at the Cathedral of The Immaculate Conception on Caine Road.  

Sister Louisa Lui, regional superior of the Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of the Angels; Sister Catherine Ni, supervisor of SCGS; Eva Ng, supervisor of SCPS; Lucia Lau, principal of SCGS; Dora Poon, principal of SCPS, together with students, teachers and other sisters attended the ceremony. 

Father Ha explained that there is more to studying than acquiring knowledge and learning to get along with others, and that the most important thing is to attain truth and gain wisdom. 

He said that God shows truth and wisdom to children so he urges everyone to be his children. He recalled that St. Clare was childlike in showing absolute dependence on and trust in God and that Christ is the key that opens all the hidden treasures of God’s wisdom and knowledge.

Following the Mass, the 85th anniversary celebrations were inaugurated. Sister Lui congratulated and expressed gratitude to past and present principals, teachers and staff of the two schools. 

She also thanked the School Management Committees for their guidance and the Parent-Teacher Association and Past Students Association for their continued support. 

Referencing the theme of the anniversary year, Savour our blessings, cherish our past, strive for truth, she urged every member of the St. Clare family to be ever grateful to the Lord, cherish past events and experiences in their hearts and be confident in looking towards the future. 

Citing the school motto, Truth Conquers, Sister Lui urged everyone to put their confidence in God and dare to face the truth.

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