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First Week in Advent

DECEMBER 3 – FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT. 
Creed, preface for Advent I, (violet).  
Readings: Isaiah 63:16b-17, 19b; 64:2b-7; 1 Corinthians 1:3-9; Mark 13:33-37.
 
DECEMBER 4 – MONDAY: FIRST WEEK OF ADVENT. 
Mass of the day, preface for Advent I (violet). 
Readings: Isaiah 2:1-5; Matthew 8:5-11.
 
DECEMBER 5 – TUESDAY: FIRST WEEK OF ADVENT. 








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An Advent message from our bishop: A season of expectant hope

May Your Joy be Complete in the Joy of Christ! (cf John 15:11)
 
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, 
 
Advent is a season for appreciation, for looking forward, for sharing with one another. How much we appreciate the great gift the Heavenly Father has given to us in the power of the Holy Spirit—His life in the form of His only begotten son!
 

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Fourth Week of Advent

DECEMBER 18 – FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT.
Creed, preface for Advent II, (violet). 
eadings: 
Isaiah 7:10-14; Romans 1:1-7; Matthew 1:18-24.

DECEMBER 19 – MONDAY: FOURTH WEEK OF ADVENT.
Mass of the day, preface for Advent II (violet).
Readings: 
Judges 13:2-7, 24-25a; Luke 1:5-25.








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A message from our bishop at Advent

Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord

‘Come, Lord Jesus!’ (Revelation 22:20). Advent always reminds us of entering into a new liturgical year in the history of salvation. We are preparing for the Saviour to come 

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Rejoice—Christmas is present in the waiting

HONG KONG (SE): The Christmas celebration begins well before the December 24 Vigil Mass and the parish of St. Benedict in Shatin put the first touches on its celebration on December 13 with the lighting of the Christmas tree.

At 5.00pm, Reverend Pio Ng Wan-hang led the Youth Band in a recital of Christmas carols during an hour-long ceremony featuring the Christmas story depicted in an amusing drama in the entrance foyer of the church.

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