Rev. Fr. Dominic Chan, Cardinal Joseph Zen and John Cardinal Tong Hon,
during the opening ceremony of the Year of FaithDuring the two-hour programme that began with community singing of "We are all Catholics", the bishop of Hong Kong, John Cardinal Tong Hon, announced the formal opening of the Year of Faith.
A group of Catholics from St Benedict Church, at the venue
The reflection on the seven sacraments in the Church summarized the life of a Catholic in Faith and that proved to be an apt platform for the opening of the Year of Faith.
A beautiful rendition of Psalm 51 by the well-known Chinese singer, Francis Yip Lai-yee, lead the gathering into pray with one accord: “Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity…”