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Honouring the Sto. Niño at Choi Hung

HONG KONG (SE): At a Sinulog Festival held at Holy Family parish in Choi Hung on January 15, people said they felt blessed to have the opportunity to pay their respects to the Sto. Niño.

The annual festival organised by the Sto. Niño Crusaders Group is now in its fourth year and attracted entries from 10 groups in the parish that began the day with a parade from the basketball court in the parish compound to the general purpose hall.

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Good health comes with determination

HONG KONG (SE): A family health carnival was held on December 27 to mark the conclusion of a campaign run by Caritas called the Be Healthy, So Easy: Family Education Project.

Over 300 people took part in the day to celebrate the campaign that was jointly organised by Caritas and the School of Public Health of the University of Hong Kong, with backing from the Charities Trust of the Hong Kong Jockey Club and Family Council.

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The 12 sins of division in Christian Churches

HONG KONG (SE): The 12 sins at the base of the divisions that fracture the visible body of Christ by splitting the Christian Church into hundreds of denominations in the world were documented on large blocks and assembled as a wall before the altar at a small gathering of around 60 people expressing the desire to see Christians worldwide work to overcome the abuse of power, the isolationist complex, pride, intolerance, hate and contempt, as well as discrimination that has pushed them apart.

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Kung Hei Fat Choi!

The rooster crows hope

On the front page of this issue of the Sunday Examiner, Christian artist, Susan Chan Siu-chu, has painted a rooster crowing in the Lunar New Year. A new beginning has come.

In traditional agricultural society, the crow of the rooster at the crack of dawn awakens the farmer, signalling the beginning of a new day of work and a new day of hope.

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Thoughts at 55

When we age honestly,

we understand more about love.

When our physical eyesight dimmer,

our spiritual eyesight gets clearer.

As our body weakens,

our mind stays more willing.

 

After all the denials, the masks, the fears,








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Perpetual vows on Lamma Island

HONG KONG (SE): Friends and relatives gathered at The Portiuncula Monastery of the Blessed Sacrament Monastery on Lamma Island on December 18 last year to witness Sister Mary Grace Abastillas of the Immaculate Heart of Mary from the Order of St. Clare take her perpetual vows.

With a crown of roses on her head and a bouquet in her hands, Sister Abastillas approached the altar slowly during a Mass celebrated by Father Frank Elsinger, together with Father Adjutus Tian and Father Paul Fru.

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Perpetual vows on Lamma Island

HONG KONG (SE): Friends and relatives gathered at The Portiuncula Monastery of the Blessed Sacrament Monastery on Lamma Island on December 18 last year to witness Sister Mary Grace Abastillas of the Immaculate Heart of Mary from the Order of St. Clare take her perpetual vows.

With a crown of roses on her head and a bouquet in her hands, Sister Abastillas approached the altar slowly during a Mass celebrated by Father Frank Elsinger, together with Father Adjutus Tian and Father Paul Fru.

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Faith thrives in the family

HONG KONG (SE): A former Protestant pastor from The Philippines, Noe Dora, shared about the beauty of the Catholic Church and how to build up a happy family during two Advent recollection days for overseas workers organised by the Filipino chaplaincy.

He was invited to speak at the Canossian Sacred Heart College on Caine Road on December 10 and at Holy Family parish in Choi Hung on December 11.

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Beginning life at 102

HONG KONG (SE): The Christmas Vigil Mass at St. Joseph’s Home for the Aged in Sheung Shui last month was not only a celebration of the birth of Jesus, but also the birth of new life for 102-year-old Yu Yuet-Mei, who received the sacrament of baptism from Bishop Joseph Ha Shi-ching.

Yu chose the name of Mary as her baptismal name.

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Blessing of the legal profession

HONG KONG (SE): Around 100 people from the legal profession gathered for a celebration of the opening of the Legal Year on January 9 at St. John’s Cathedral at which they prayed for justice and the rule of law.

Presided over by Archbishop Paul Kwong and John Cardinal Tong Hon, the ceremony was arranged for the same day on which local judicial officers mark the beginning of the legal year at City Hall.

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