Parish Newsletter

 

Broadcast of Sunday Mass: Sunday Mass will be broadcast online at 9:30 am.  https://catholic.org.hk/livemass/

 

 

28-6-2020

  13th Sunday in Ordinary Time  

 

Feast of Holy Martyrs and Blessed of China

July 5 at 9:00am Holy Eucharist at Mass Center

to be celebrated by Rev. David Chan

 

Feast of St. Benedict

July 12 at 11:00am Holy Eucharist (Bilingual*)

to be celebrated by Cardinal John Tong

 

1.    Resumption of Parish Services: The parish has aleady resumed weekday and Sunday Mass services. Please note that there is an upper limit for the number of attendees in the Church. Therefore, the third floor hall also provides live streaming of the Mass, and arrangements will be made to deliver the Holy Communion. Please follow the instructions of the volunteers on duty. If you have any discomfort, you should stay at home and perform some other acts of devotion, such as participating in an online mass or reading the Bible. Thank you for your cooperation.

2.    Public Holiday: July 1 (Wednesday) is a Public Holiday. Please note that the Church will be closed after the morning mass.

3.    Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: This coming Friday, July 3, the monthly Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will be held from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm and the Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament will take place at 3:00 pm.

4.    English Sunday School: English Sunday School new students enrollment is open now; forms are available at the church counter and can be downloaded from the parish website. Filled forms should be submitted to the church office on or before September 5.

5.    Fr. Yu’s Spiritual Lectures: The online version of Fr. Edward Yu’s spiritual talks on the Book of Revelation can now be heard on the parish website. The latest talk is Introduction 2: Maranatha. The talks are in Cantonese.

6.    Chinese Sunday School: Chinese Sunday School new students enrollment is open now; forms are available at the church counter and can be downloaded from the parish website. Filled forms should be submitted to the church office on or before September 5. Chinese Sunday School is also recruiting Teachers and Assistants. If you are willing to follow the Lord to take care of His lambs, please join us. Please refer to the poster at the lobby for details.

 

         Special Measures for Mass Participation under Pandemic Situation

 

According to the Diocesan guidelines to contain the viral outbreak, the Church has adopted the following measures...

1.   We should provide our own masks and put that on properly before entering the Church.

2.   All people (including car owners) must enter and exit the Church from the main entrance of the lobby, accept and pass a temperature measurement test before entering the Church.

3.   We should maintain a social distance of about 1 meter (except for caring for elders or young children).

4.   When expressing the sign of peace, do not shake hands or have other physical contact.

5.   Holy Blood will not be given. We should sanitize our hands first and receive the Holy Communion in the hands.

6.   The priest will not give individual blessing after giving the Holy Communion.

7.   Sunday Mass offerings will be collected during the “Parish Announcements”.

8.   If we feel sick when attending the liturgy, we should inform the usherettes or medical team members wearing green vests to make appropriate care.

9.   After mass, it is not suitable to gather for socializing.

Please refer to the Diocesan Pastoral Guidelines on the parish notice board for other details.

             
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Typhoon and Black Rain Measures:

On weekdays and Sunday when typhoon signal no. 8 or above, or black rainstorm warning signal is hoisted during mass time, the mass will be cancelled and the Church will be closed temporarily, and will open again and function normally within two hours after that signal is lowered.

    Special arrangements for our Parish: If on Sunday the morning masses are cancelled due to typhoon, but typhoon signal no. 8 is lowered before 6 pm, then a special bilingual Sunday Mass will be celebrated at 8 pm. If on Saturday typhoon signal no. 8 or above is forecast to be hoisted at or after 5 pm, then a mass (Cantonese) will be added at 3 pm on Saturday.

 

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 PROPER ATTIRE FOR CHURCH ATTENDANCE

Chancery Notice 25 June 2009

 

A church or chapel is a place set apart for divine worship and prayers. The faithful should therefore be properly and decently dressed while taking part in the liturgy or praying in these sacred places. A simplified Dress Code for church attendance, to be posted at the entrances to churches and chapels open to the faithful, has been laid down by Bishop John TONG after consultation with the Council of Priests and the Deaneries. The Bishop exhorts the faithful to abide by this Dress Code, in order that they may give due reverence to the sacred character of a church or chapel. The same Code applies to other visitors to these places.

 

Rev. Lawrence LEE

Chancellor 

 

 

 *** Let us enter the church with a solemn attitude ***

**Decently and properly dressed is one way to show our respect to God**

 

Please refrain from wearing clothes which are too short or too revealing. 

Mini-skirts and short pants should also be avoided.

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