Parish Newsletter

19-1-2020

 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

 

<<< Mournfully We Announce >>>

Saint Benedict's First Parish Priest

Father John Ahearn

Passed away in the United States

On January 14, 2020

Please pray for him, may he return to heaven and enjoy eternal happiness

All Members of Saint Benedict Church

Will give our highest tributes to Fr. Ahearn

We will never forget his great dedication to our Church and his care

and teaching to all the members of our Parish

Requiem Mass

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 8:00 pm

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1.    Thanksgiving and Grace-seeking Masses: On Friday January 24, our Church will have a Chinese Lunar New Year’s Eve Thanksgiving Mass at 10 pm. And on Saturday, January 25, Lunar New Year’s Day, two Grace-seeking Masses will be held at 7:30 am and 9 am. Offerings may be put in the offering box placed at the lobby.

2.    Temporary Close of Church: On January 26, the second day of Chinese New Year, the Church will be closed at 2 pm. On January 27 and 28, the Church will be closed at 9 am.

3.    Parish Fundraising: The Parish has recently sent a letter to parishioners seeking donation for funding a number of maintenance projects which will be carried out soon. Please give your generous support.

4.    New Year Carnival for “Ordinary Meal” Participants:  Our parish will hold a New Year Carnival for the “Ordinary Meal” participants at the end of February. It is free of charge for the grassroot families and communities. The Church is now seeking donation of supermarket coupons, gifts or cash for buying suitable gifts. Parishioners who can donate gifts please leave them in the collection box at the lobby on January 12 and 19.

5.   "Benedict Youths New Year Gathering": The "Benedict Youths New Year Gathering" will be held at the roof top of the Church on Saturday, February 1 at 6 pm. Teenagers and youths aged between 12 and 25 are welcome to join. Please refer to the parish poster for registration and details.

6.   "Sowing Seeds" St. Ignatius Spiritual Retreat: Our Church will hold a five-week St. Ignatius spiritual retreat prayer meeting during the Lenten period. Those who are interested please attend the briefing session on Tuesday, February 4 and on Sunday, February 16 at 3 pm at Room 101. It is free of charge. Please see the poster for details.

7   Rosary Praying: There will be a Rosary praying in the Church right after the English Mass with special intentions for the peace and harmony of Hong Kong society. Please join us for the Rosary praying.

                                                          
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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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