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Chancery Notices 3 April 2017


I. MONTHLY RETREAT FOR CLERGY

Date: Wednesday, 26 April 2017
Time: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Place: Cathedral, 16 Caine Road, Hong Kong
Theme: Joseph (Old Testament)
Director: Rev. Henry NG

II. HONG KONG CATHOLIC COMMISSION FOR LABOUR AFFAIRS
                       
Cardinal John TONG has appointed/reappointed the following to be Commission members for a two-year term, effective 1 May 2017:

Mr. CHAN Wai-cheuk, Chairperson               
Rev. Deacon Joseph CHOW Yu-hong, Ecclesiastical Adviser
Mr. LAU Kar-wah, Legal Adviser
Mr. Antony SIN Ming-hei, Legal Adviser
Rev. Timothy WAN Kwok-kwong
Rev. Deacon Alexander KWOK Chi-keung
Rev. Deacon Anthony SIN Yiu-fat
Dr. CHAN Yu
Ms. Agnes LEE Yuen-yee
Mr. Patrick LEUNG Siu-sun
Ms. MA Yuk-pik
Ms. NG Yan-yee
Mr. Maximilian TAM Wai-pang
Mr. David TSIK To-keung
Dr. Mary YUEN Mee-yin

III. Plenary indulgences for the Jubilee YEAR OF fatima
For the spiritual benefit of the faithful during the Jubilee Year of Fatima (27 November 2016 – 26 November 2017), Pope Francis grants a plenary indulgence to the faithful who fulfill the conditions indicated in both sections A and B below—

A. Basic requirements:

Sacramental confession, Eucharistic Communion, and prayer for the intentions of the Supreme Pontiff, in a spirit of total detachment from any inclination to sin.
 

B. Performing one of the following works:
a)   Make a pilgrimage to the Shrine
Make a pilgrimage to the Fatima Shrine in Portugal and devotedly participate in a celebration or prayer in honour of the Virgin Mary.  In addition, pray the Our Father, recite the Creed and invoke Our Lady of Fatima.
b)    Pray before any statue of Our Lady of Fatima
Visit with devotion a statue of Our Lady of Fatima solemnly displayed for public veneration in any church, oratory or proper place, during the days of the anniversary of the apparitions (the 13th of each month, from May to October 2017), and devotedly participate there in any celebration or prayer in honour of the Virgin Mary. In addition, pray the Our Father, recite the Creed and invoke Our Lady of Fatima.
c)   For the elderly and infirm
The faithful who, because of age, illness or other serious reason, are unable to get around, but are repentant of all their sins and have the firm intention of fulfilling, as soon as possible, the basic conditions mentioned in section A, may pray in front of a statue or small image of Our Lady of Fatima and spiritually unite themselves to the jubilee celebrations on the days of the apparitions, offering to God all-merciful with confidence, through Mary, their prayers and pains or the sacrifices they make in their own lives.

 

 

Given at the Chancery Office,
3 April 2017.

Rev. Lawrence LEE
Chancellor

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