Saturday, August 01, 2015

New Ordinations in Macau and Hong Kong

Reverend Cyril Cheung Lok-tin was ordained a priest at the Cathedral of The Immaculate Conception on July 4, during a celebration officiated by John Cardinal Tong Hon, the bishop of Hong Kong. In his homily, Cardinal Tong said that priests are chosen to serve the people of God, and that they should show constant joy and genuine love.

The newly-ordained Father Chueng shared that he accepted the duty not for himself, but for others, the universal Church and the whole world. He encouraged people to try their best to live a sanctified life and pray for the universal Church and the world in the face of challenging circumstances.

Cheung Yim Lai-seung, the mother of the new priest, said that her son told her he wanted to be a priest when he was two. She said that family members have seen his strong faith in God and were also deeply affected. “We have learned to rely on God; seeking spiritual wealth is more important than material wealth,” she said.
Reverend Cyril Cheung Lok-tin  ( second from left) together with Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Ha Chi-shing, Auxiliary Bishop Stephen Lee Bun-sang, the bishop of Hong Kong John Cardinal Tong Hon, the former bishop, Joseph Cardinal Zen Ze-kiun and Auxiliary Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Hong Kong   

Father Cheung was born to a Catholic family in 1985. He has a younger sister. He was baptised at St. Vincent’s Church, Wong Tai Sin, now part of Mother of Good Counsel parish, San Po Kong. He later attended Mass at St. Alfred’s Church, Shatin, where he was an alter server.

New Jesuit Priest in Macau 
Rev. Vincentius Haryanto of the Society of Jesus was ordained priest by His Excellency Bishop José Lai in St Lawrence Church at 3:30 PM on Saturday, 27th of June.

He was ordained deacon on June 28, 2014 in Holy Family Church (Taipei, Taiwan).
The Ordination liturgy at St. Lawrence Church, Macau 
Father Vincentius, was born in Surabaya (East Java) in 1978. He joined the Jesuits in 1998.

Since 2013 he moved to Macau and learned Cantonese while doing a small ministry in Star of the Sea Secondary School and at Saint Lawrence Church.

Bishop José Lai celebrating the Eucharist after the Ordination of Fr. Vincentius 

Together with the members of the family 

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