Cardinal John TONG has made the following appointments:
(a) Effective 1 September 2016
Rev. Rodolfo JACOBE, OMI, ceases to be Assistant Parish Priest in St. Alfred’s Parish, Shatin, New Territories; he will be given a new assignment by his own Superior.
Rev. John Baptist NG, SDB, ceases to be Assistant Parish Priest in St. Anthony’s Parish, West Point, Hong Kong; he will retire.
Rev. Peter PONG, SDB, is to be appointed Assistant Parish Priest in Mary Help of Christians Parish, Ma Tau Wai, Kowloon, in place of Rev. Peter TSANG, SDB, who will retire.
(b) Effective 1 October 2016 Rev. Paul WAN Yee-tseng ceases to be Assistant Parish Priest in St. Joseph’s Parish, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon; he will retire and will continue to reside at St. Joseph’s Church, Kowloon Bay.
(c) Effective 1 November 2016
Rev. Moses NGAI, ceases to be Parish Priest of St. Francis Parish, Ma On Shan, New Territories, and is to be appointed Parish Priest of St. Jude’s Parish, North Point, Hong Kong, in place of Rev. Paul KIM Dong Ju, KMS, who will take a sabbatical leave for one year.
Rev. Manohar JYOTHI, PIME, ceases to be Assistant Parish Priest in Holy Redeemer Parish, Tuen Mun, New Territories; and is to be appointed Parish Priest of the above-mentioned St. Francis Parish.
II. EDUCATION DAY
In accordance with the practice of our diocese, 25 September, the fourth Sunday of September (26th Sunday of the Year), is observed as Education Day. Our theme this year is You are the salt of the earth (Mt 5:13). A special prayer of the faithful and other related materials for the use of parishes, Mass centres and Catholic schools will be provided by the Catholic Education Office.
A second collection for the promotion of Catholic education is to be taken up at all public Masses on this occasion. Cheques issued for this specific purpose should be made payable to “The Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong” and sent to the Diocesan Procuration.
III. MONTHLY RETREAT FOR CLERGY
Date: Wednesday, 28 September 2016 Time: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm Place: Cathedral, 16 Caine Road, Hong Kong Theme: The Accompaniment Spirituality Director: Sr. Agnes HO, FMM Given at the Chancery Office, 5 September 2016.