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Laity Council set to mark diamond Jubilee

HONG KONG (SE): The Catholic Laity Council should focus on helping in the formation of young people and discerning their mission during the Year of Youth, Father Benedict Lam Cho-ming, vicar general of the Diocese of Hong Kong, told council members and parish representatives during its annual general meeting at Holy Cross Church, Shau Kei Wan, on March 8.
 

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Raising social awareness in the Year of Youth

HONG KONG (SE): Responding to the diocesan Year of Youth, the Hong Kong Federation of Catholic Students is joining hands with the Diocesan Youth Commission and Commission for Justice and Peace to promote the social awareness among the young people through a series of formation activities. 
 

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What do you want to tell the Church?

In the preparation for the pre-synodal meeting that is taking place in Rome from March 19 to 24, the Diocesan Youth Commission organised a small (extremely small) youth forum to meet with young people to listen to their thoughts and hopes in order to have a clear idea of the situation in which they are living.
 

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Honouring young people as leaders of the Church

Celebrating the Year of the Youth is a lovely way to honour the young people of the Church and also recognise them as leaders of not just tomorrow, but today. This should be a big year for the Catholic youth of Hong Kong and they need to capitalise on it and make the Church visible in this city. 
 








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Make wise use of the Year of Youth

The Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong launched the Year of Youth during Advent in early December last year. After almost two months, the initiative has yet to bring about much change within the Church. However, it is still in its early stages. 
 
Meanwhile, the atmosphere of Hong Kong society is already hard to bear.
 








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Evaluating youth ministry in the Year of Youth

Hong Kong (SE): Divine Word Father Stephen Bevans, guided a three-day study camp for the clergy of the Hong Kong diocese on the theme, Youth, Faith and Vocational Discernment, from January 3 to 5 at the Holy Spirit Seminary College. 
 

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Think outside the box in Year of Youth

HONG KONG (SE): Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung encouraged members of the Hong Kong Catholic Diocesan Schools Council, among them principals and supervisors of diocesan schools, to respond to the Year of Youth by looking into new ways of helping young people draw closer to Christ.
 

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Not a year to spend on the sofa

It is a new year. But it is not just another new year. It is also a Year of Youth in our diocese of Hong Kong as well as in other parts of the world like Australia. 
 
In fact, the Year of Youth began with the proclamation made by the bishop on the first Sunday of Advent, which traditionally marks the beginning of the new liturgical year in the Catholic Church.
 

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Young people strive to make their voice heard

HONG KONG (SE): The Diocesan Youth Commission of Hong Kong will launch a series of activities in response to the Year of Youth launched by the diocese as a complement to the 2018 Synod on Young People, Faith and Vocational Discernment.
 
The Year of Youth, which began on the first Sunday of Advent, December 3, will end on the Solemnity of Christ the King, November 25 next year.
 

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Bishop proclaims Year of Youth

HONG KONG (SE): In declaring a Year of Youth to begin on December 3 this year and run until November 25 next year in his Message for Advent, Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung is inviting the young people of the diocese “to walk the talk in solidarity with one another through prayer and action, and together help build a better world for the greater glory of God.”
 
His decision comes as a result of his many meetings and consultations with young people since he was installed as the bishop of Hong Kong on August 5 this year.

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