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Deacons welcome but misunderstood

HONG KONG (UCAN): Hong Kong was the first Latin-rite diocese in Asia to begin promoting the permanent diaconate in 1997 and a survey carried out by the Hong Kong diocese reveals that parishioners accept permanent deacons, but do not fully understand their ministry.
 
Conducted by the Catholic Studies Centre of the Chinese University of Hong Kong over a three-year period, the results of the survey were released April 23 with the expectation of a more detailed version coming in June.
 

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Two deacons ordained for the diocese

HONG KONG (SE): Two seminarians, Francis Xavier Wong Kwan-yau and Vincent Woo Wan-shun, were ordained deacons by the bishop of Hong Kong, John Cardinal Tong Hon, for the diocese of Hong Kong at the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception on October 29.

In acknowledging the support they have received over the years of their formation, the two gave thanks to God for their vocation to serve people through the Church and to their families for the selfless contribution they have made in encouraging them.

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Deacons Jubilee

The Vatican has launched a three-day celebration to lead up to the day of Jubilee for Deacons, which is marked on May 29.

It is a celebration for permanent deacons the world over and timed to coincide with the Jubilee of Mercy. Deacons and their families from a variety of places have been invited to Rome to be part of the three-day programme, which includes a meeting of deacons and their families, catechesis, a few seminars, sacramental liturgies and a pilgrimage.








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Two ordained as permanent deacons

HONG KONG (SE): John Lam Chi-man and Simon Tam Wing-keung were ordained to the permanent diaconate by John Cardinal Tong Hon on January 16 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

The cardinal urged the newly-ordained to bear witness to the mercy of God in the carrying out of their ministries.

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Three ordained deacons in Hong Kong

HONG KONG (SE): Seminarians, Ignatius Lo King-Ip and Paul Nguyen Kim-son, were ordained deacons for the diocese of Hong Kong together with a Franciscan, Pio Ng Wan-hang, by John Cardinal Tong Hon at St. Francis of Assisi parish, Shek Kip Mei, on November 14.

The Mass was celebrated by Cardinal Tong, together with Joseph Cardinal Zen Ze-kiun, Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung and Bishop Joseph Ha Chi-shing. Around 1,000 people were present.

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