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Parish living rosary

We had our Living Rosary in the parish car park of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Tai Po, at 5.00pm on October 31. It was joined by the Chinese- and English-speaking communities, as well as members of ministries and parishioners. We are glad that the parish has this event to celebrate our devotion.

The Living Rosary was participated in by 61 people and three altar servers, who carried the cross and candle. The rest joined the choir and prayers from their place.








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Let’s make time for the Lord

The Jubilee Year of Mercy was meaningful for me and I was especially touched during a pilgrimage to the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. For me, pilgrimage is a sacrifice—it is a sacrifice to make time for the Lord in order to learn more about the sacred text, ethics and holy places, to deepen our faith.








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Inspirational chill out by the lake

Let all that you do be done in love” (1 Corinthians16:14) was the theme of the 10th annual parish picnic of the St. Jude’s English-speaking Community as everyone spent a day chilling out with fun and friendship at Inspiration Lake, Lantau, on October 10.








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Holy Family in Choi Hung

HONG KONG (SE): The Christ the King community in Holy Family parish, Choi Hung, celebrated its ninth anniversary with a musical drama competition on November 20. This year’s celebration carried the theme The life of the Holy Family in our everyday life.

Entering the parish hall where the celebration took place felt like travelling back to the time of the Holy Family, as most of those in the hall were wearing costumes from the time of Jesus.








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Is keeping a promise important for you?

I  promised myself that I will not do unnecessary things, say bad words, always respect and understand the decisions of others. 

Promises are important, because they give people hope in something that for sure will happen at the right time. It is important to keep your promises, because once you have delivered the words, they can never be revoked; words that already linger in people’s mind and keeps them hoping until you fulfill your promise.








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Filipino resilience

The resilient Filipino spirit was once again put to test when Super Typhoon Lawin hit The Philippines in October. People were alarmed and terrified as the worse of it hit the provinces. Four- to five-metre high storm surges, fierce skies, heavy rain and strong winds were threatening as forecasted.

Despite the massive losses, Lawin was not as severe as Typhoon Yolanda in 2013, because early preparation and the evacuation of the people helped and saved more lives.

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Our Lady of the Rosary celebrates 63rd birthday

The parish of Our Lady of the Rosary in Pokfield Road, Kennedy Town, celebrated its 63rd birthday with a bilingual Mass celebrated by John Cardinal Tong Hon; together with by Father Francis Tam Kam-wing, our parish priest; his assistant, Father Dominic Lui Chi-man; and Father Efren Ojeda; and assisted by a deacon, Reverend Arjay Venus.








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Jesus smiles

Jesus Christ, I thank you for your powerful smile,

a sign of peace and understanding

for those who are in trouble,

which speaks a lot in one way or another.

 

Your smile brings love and hope for the broken-hearted

It heals and soothes a wounded spirit








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A visit to the cathedral in the Year of Mercy

It was already October 1 and once again some 240 members of the English-speaking Community from the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Tai Po set off on their Annual Pilgrimage; but this year was different because we were extremely fortunate that in this Jubilee Year of Mercy and our first stop was the cathedral.








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Looking back with a grateful heart

Greetings of peace! First of all I would like to thank the Sunday Examiner for being a partner in the spiritual walk in my journey of faith as I worked here in Hong Kong.