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Centre for the disabled marks silver jubilee

HONG KONG (SE): The Diocesan Pastoral Centre for the Disabled, Homantin, celebrated its silver jubilee on October 27 with an open day.
 
During a sharing session, Peggy Fung Pui-kay, chairperson of the centre, talked about its services, which include a Mass for the physically disadvantaged on the first Sunday of the month followed by lunch. She invited people to volunteer to help.
 
Veteran volunteers then spoke about the skills needed to help physically disadvantaged and visually-impaired people on an outing.

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Finding respite in difficult situations

HONG KONG (SE): At a retreat day organised by the Diocesan Pastoral Centre for the Disabled, parents or caretakers of children with special needs were encouraged to think of ways to seek real happiness without the dampening effect of past experience or materialistic dreams.
 
Held at St. Andrew’s parish in Tseung Kwan O on November 30, the gathering heard Sister Laura Watt Shuk-mee say that parents or caretakers of children with special needs easily become more sensitive or emotional due to fatigue from the struggle they face on a daily basis.

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