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19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

1.               Donation to the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul: Today is the monthly collection of funds for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. There will be Society members at the lobby collecting funds for the poor and needy. Please give your generous support. Last month, the Society collected HK$31,277.00 from our parish. The funds will be administered by the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul Central Council of Hong Kong. May God bless all the donors with peace and joy in their hearts.

2.               English Sunday School: The new Semester of Sunday school will commence on 9 September. The classes will begin at 10:15 at the 2nd floor hall. New student applications are still welcome.

3.               Liturgical Bible Study Workshop: You are cordially invited to attend a Liturgical Bible Study Workshop on August 19, 2018, 2:00-5:30 pm at the 2nd floor hall. All are welcome. Please refer to the poster for more details.

4.               Movie Sharing and Seminar: The Diocesan Justice and Peace Commission will have a movie sharing and seminar on Friday, August 17 from 7 to 10 pm at the 3rd floor hall. This Award-winning movie “I, Daniel Blake” describes how an old-fashioned man fights for his dignity, after he has a heart attack but rejected by the state welfare system.

5.                Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: On Wednesday, August 15, the parish Youth Group Iuvenis will have Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the Church from 8 pm to 9 pm. All are welcome.

6.          Evangelical Polo Shirt Design Competition: The Evangelical Polo Shirt Design Competition result will be announced on August 18.

7.          Fr. Yu’s Spiritual Talks: Fr. Edward Yu’s monthly spiritual lecture on the book of Revelation will be held on Friday, August 24 from 8:00 to 9:00pm in the Church.


8.                Blessing of Pregnant Women: The parish will have a blessing for the expectant mothers on September 9 during the 10:30 am Mass. Expectant mothers are welcome to come with their husbands. For more details, please refer to the parish poster and register at the Resources Corner.

9.                Chinese Catechism Classes: The Chinese catechism classes preparing catechumens for baptism in 2020 are now recruiting new students. Please invite your friends and relatives to participate in this class, which will start in mid-September, and before that, attend the gathering to learn about the Catholic faith and practice. Please refer to the poster for details.
10.           Chinese Sunday School: Children must receive faith formation at their early age. Proverbs 22:6 states “Teach a child the way he should go, he will not stray from it while he lives.” If you are willing to follow the Lord to take care of His lambs, join the Chinese Sunday School as a teacher. The Chinese Sunday School is also recruiting new students now. Prospective students who wish to join the September class please complete the application form and return it to the Parish Office. Please refer to the Chinese Sunday School notice board for application form and further details.
11.           Evangelization Event: Our parish will hold an evangelization event "God is love • Saint Benedict Church Variety Show" on the afternoon of Sunday, October 7 at Lek Yuen Plaza. We need plenty of volunteers to help with the work. If you wish to help as a volunteer and experience the joy of evangelization, please contact Mr. Fernando Sun. We also need the help of parishioners to make the “Evangelization Rings” to be distributed on that day. For three consecutive Sundays starting today, after the 9 am and 10:30 am Masses, we will have a counter to teach people how to make the Evangelization Ring. We hope that more people may know our faith through these Rings.

12.           Baptisms for Infants: The baptisms for infants will take place on Saturday, October 20 during Anticipated Mass of Mission Sunday. Registration forms can be collected from the Parish Office. The deadline for the registration is September 16.

13.           Parish Quarterly Newsletter: The parish quarterly newsletter for the month of our patron saints has been published. Please get a copy of the newsletter at the lobby.

14.           Parish Feast Day Photos: The photo link of the Parish Feast Day activities has been uploaded to the parish website for our log in and viewing.

15.           Rosary Praying: There will be a Rosary praying in the Church right after Mass with intentions for the sick and the elderly. We are all invited to join the Rosary praying.

 

ST. BENEDICT PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL
Thirteenth Session (2018-20)

Election of Elected Members

No. of Seats: Nine
Deadline for Nominations: September 2, 2018 at 5:00 pm
Date of Voting: September 29 and 30, 2018

Nomination Forms are now available

at the Parish Council counter

 

Eligibility of Elected Members:

Any faithful reaching 18 years old and has been registered in this parish; or belong to other parish, but has close contact with this parish is eligible to become a candidate.

  

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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

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 *** 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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