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CHANCERY NOTICE (Latest) :Suspending Sunday and weekday Masses to reduce risks of Coronavirus Transmission

 

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

 

 

5-4-2020

  Palm Sunday  

 

1.    Suspension of Liturgies and Activities: According to the pastoral guidelines issued by the Diocese to fight the pandemic, the parish will continue to cancel all liturgies and activities (including Sunday and Weekday Masses) until further notice.

2.    Diocesan Holy Week Liturgies: The faithful can watch the Holy Week liturgies online live from the following webpage:  https://catholic.org.hk/easter2020/

3.  Sacrament of Reconciliation: To enable the faithful to better prepare for Holy Week and Easter, the Church welcomes us to call the office to make appointment to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

4.   Good Friday: April 10 is Good Friday, the day of the Lord’s Passion and Death. For the faithful aged between 14 and 59, please observe fasting and abstinence on that day.

5.    Opening Hours of Church: The Church is open to the faithful for prayer, individual Adoration of the Blessed Sacraments, and perform the Way of the Cross at the following times: Monday to Saturday: 7 am to 5 pm; Sunday: 7 am to 1 pm; Holy Thursday to Holy Saturday: 7 am to 9 pm; Public Holiday: Closed.

       According to the guidelines of the Diocese to prohibit group  gatherings in the church, the individuals should keep a  distance of at least 2 metres between themselves.

       Please refer to the following link for the Way of the Cross prayers.     https://mycatholic.life/catholic-prayers/stations-of-the-cross/

6.    Meditation on Way of the Cross(in Cantonese): Father Yu’s Meditation on the Way of the Cross (The Seven Sayings of Jesus on the Cross and the Seven Sayings of Mary) (in Cantonese) have now been made into audio files and can be heard at the link on the parish webpage. The theme of this week is the sixth saying: "Time".

https://stbenedict.catholic.org.hk/2020Lent_FrYuTalk/2020_WayOfCross_FrYuTalk.htm

7.   Sunday Three Minutes(in Cantonese): Beginning this week, uploading of Sunday Three Minutes will be restored to the parish webpage. The content of this chapter is Chapter 655 is " Holy Week ".

       Advance Notice: Beginning next week, a new series of "Review of Catholic Doctrine" -- "Celebration of the Mysteries of Christ: The Seven Sacraments of the Church -- Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation" will be broadcast.

8.    Online Spiritual Formation Activities: The third lenten online spiritual formation lecture organized by the Hong Kong Central Council of Catholic Laity will be held on Palm Sunday (April 5, 2020) from 3 pm to 5 pm. The speaker is Fr. Robert Ng, with the theme “Do you understand freedom?” (The talk will be in Cantonese)

      Facebook live webcast page: https://www.facebook.com/hkcccl

9.  Catholic Church Lenten Campaign”: Please support the “Catholic Church Lenten Campaign”. Donation envelopes can be picked up at the lobby of the Church. Please return your donation to the parish by Good Friday, or send the cheque directly to “Catholic Church Lenten Campaign”. For details, please refer to the following webpage:    http://Lenten.catholic.org.hk

            “Just as you did it for one of the least of these brothers or sisters of mine, you did it to me.” (Mt 25:40)

         
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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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