Cardinal John TONG has appointed/reappointed the following to be Deans for a two-year term, effective 1 January 2017:
(1) HONG KONG EAST DEANERY Rev. John B. KWAN (2) HONG KONG SOUTH-WEST AND ISLANDS DEANERY Rev. Gabriel ALTAMIRANO ORTEGA, MG (in place of Rev. Francis TAM Kam-wing) (3) EAST KOWLOON DEANERY Rev. Benedict LAM Cho-ming (in place of Rev. Joseph FUNG Che-ho) (4) CENTRAL KOWLOON DEANERY Rev. Patrick SUN Ing-feng (in place of Rev. Peter LO Pak-wing) (5) SOUTH-WEST KOWLOON DEANERY Rev. Peter LEUNG Tat-choy (in place of Rev. Stephen IP Ting-kwok) (6) NORTH-EAST NEW TERRITORIES DEANERY Rev. Simon LI Chi-yuen (7) SOUTH-WEST NEW TERRITORIES DEANERY Rev. Henry NG Kwok-po (in place of Rev. Joseph CHAN Wing-chiu) (8) NORTH-WEST NEW TERRITORIES DEANERY Rev. Joseph NG Shu-shing II. ST. PETER’S PENCE COLLECTION
It is the practice for Catholics all over the world to make yearly offerings to the Holy Father to help him carry out his manifold services to the universal Church. In our Diocese, a second collection in support of this purpose is to be taken up at all public Masses on Sunday, 15 January 2017.
The Holy See is very grateful for the financial support given by our Diocese in the past, but it is appealing for an even more generous support from us in view of its enormous expenses.
Cheques issued for the above specific purpose should be made payable to “The Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong” and sent to the Diocesan Procuration.
III. WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY
The Catholic Church and the other Churches and Ecclesial Communities will jointly celebrate the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity from 18 January (Wednesday) to 25 January (Wednesday) 2017. The theme for this year is: “Reconciliation – For Christ’s Love Compels us” (cf. 2Cor 5:14-20).
Reference material will be sent to all parishes, Mass centres, religious communities and Catholic schools by the Diocesan Ecumenical Commission. On 22 January, the eucharistic liturgy should follow the Proper of the Third Sunday of the Year, with special prayers for Christian unity.