A view from the Dining Hall
Friday, October 29, 2010
A view from the Dining Hall
Bishop Tong exhorted the newly baptized to "give witness to justice and love, not forgetting the blessings you have received in the Sacrament of Baptism". Welcoming the Catechumens, the Bishop said, "Today you can experience for yourselves that the Church is One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic. You can see how you will be blessed in the future". Fr. Ezakias (Second from left) during the Priests' procession
During the Eucharistic Celebration, Fr. Dominic Chan Chi-ming, the Vicar General launched the "Year of Laity - 2011". The Diocese will celebrate 2011 as the Year of Laity, focusing on the collective responsibility of both the Ordained Ministers and the laity to build a community of Faith, Hope and Love.
The Frankfurt Book Fair is a meeting place for the publishing industry’s experts. Be they publishers, booksellers, agents, film producers or authors - each year in October, they all come together and create something new. The Claretian Stalls at the Book Fair - a video snapshot
The Frankfurt Book Fair is the most important marketplace for books, media, rights and licences worldwide. More than 7,300 exhibitors from 100 countries, 300,000 visitors and over 10,000 journalists attend the fair.
On the last day of the Fair, the Catholic Publishers came together for a Eucharistic Celebration, wherein Fr. Rossa was requested to preside.
Friday, October 01, 2010
Fr. Tom Peyton during the Birthday Celebrations
Fr. Tom Peyton MM, the veteran Maryknoll Missionary in Hong Kong, Celebrated his 79 birthday on 19 September 2010. Fr. Peyton is a long time friend and patron of Claretians in Hong Kong. In 2007 when Fr. Jojo began his Cantonese studies and later when Frs. Jose and Ezakias came to Hong Kong for their language studies, Fr. Peyton graciously accepted the priests to his parish, providing them with residence.
Fr. Tom with the Claretians and his Friends
Fr. Tom has spent about 30 years of his priestly life in Hong Kong, expending every bit of his time and energy for bringing the Good News of the Lord to the people of God. Now, at the age of 79, besides being In-Charge of the Maryknoll School at Ngau Tau Kok, Fr. Tom continues his active service in the Diocese of Hong Kong as the Parish priest of Christ the Worker Parish and the prison chaplain of Tai Lam Centre for Women and Correctional Institution. He is also associated with the treatment and rehabilitation project for the Leprosy affected in the Mainland China.
Fr. Tom has been a strong promoter of the Christian Community Bible and the Daily Gospels in Hong Kong and China. Every year Fr. Tom distributes a couple of thousands of Daily Gospel to the faithful in China and also among the prisoners in Hong Kong.
Fr. Rossa presents a copy of the
Bible Diary 2011 to Fr. Tom
He is also in the process of forming lay leaders who would in turn teach the faithful how to use the Chinese Daily Gospel. Macau Bulletin wishes a blessed new year to Fr. Tom Peyton.
The National Day marks the start of one of the two Golden Weeks in the PRC. However, there have been some recent controversies over whether Golden Weeks should be kept.
The National Day is celebrated throughout mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau with a variety of government-organised festivities, including fireworks and concerts. Public places, such as Tiananmen Square in Beijing, are decorated in a festive theme. Portraits of revered leaders, such as Sun Yat-sen, are publicly displayed
A fireworks display is usually held nationwide in all cities, including Hong Kong, where a fireworks display to celebrate the National Day of the People's Republic of China has been held since 1997 at Victoria Harbour in the evening.
Despite criticism from other performers, Christian opera star Jacky Wong who is better known as “Man Chin-sui,” and his wife Teresa Leung say they still intend to promote evangelization through traditional Cantonese operas. The curtain on Noah’s Ark, their first “gospel opera” was staged at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre on September 14-15.
In a recent interview with ucanews.com, the couple talked about the changes in their lives after discovering Jesus, their plans to produce Cantonese gospel opera and the challenges they have faced.
Q: How did the idea of interpreting Bible stories through Cantonese opera come about?
Wong: I’ve written several gospel songs in traditional melodies since I became a Christian, but this my first gospel opera. The Bible and prayers have inspired me to be an instrument of God.
Q: What difficulties are there interpreting the Bible through Cantonese opera?
Can we, then, publish a religious book in China?
Yes, if you follow the rules:
The manuscript has to be presented to the competent government authorities for their approval.
Distribution is “private”—that is though pre-approved parishes. Religious books cannot be sold normal bookstores.
The Spanish Bible “Our People’s Bible” in Chinese
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Only one child policy in China?