Dr. Godwin Leung Tat Chi, a specialist in cardiology, spoke and explained to Serrans the various heart related problems and their causes. Advice was given on how to detect and avoid them. The choice of diet and the food to avoid were also brought to our attention. Questions were asked of Dr. Leung by Serrans.
Professor Lui Tai Lok spoke on the unresolved issues of Hong Kong post 1997. These issues included:- the historic background regarding the confidential discussions between the United Kingdom and the People's Republic of China on the return of Hong Kong to the Chinese sovereignty; the formation of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region as a "tacit" understanding" between U.K and PRC; the formulation of the Basic Law; the unexpected rapidity of the social and economic changes in the PRC and cultural differences between the PRC and Hong Kong.
Immediate past president John Wong is pictured cutting a birthday cake with his wife Fiona.
Upon the recommendation of Serran Michael Lau and through his arrangement, 24 Serrans and family members visited the"Treasures from Tsarskoye Selo--Residence of the Museum of History " The group was not only amazed at the rich collection of treasures magnificently displayed, they were deeply impressed with the work imvolved in bringing about the exhibition and the thorough briefing given them by the docent on the history of the Romanov dynasty, highlights of the exhibition and details on some of the exhibits. Though the visit lasted for almost 2 hours, the group did not feel a bit tired but keen to learn more of the Tsarskoye Selo. The visit came to an enjoyable end at the museum cafe for a cup of its signature "Hong Kong milk tea" and pork bun.
At our 10th General Meeting, Most Rev Joseph Ha OFM spoke on "Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis : Joy of the Gospel". Bishop Ha was presented with a statute of Our Lady of Sheeshan and sets of postcard of St Francis of Assisi.
|4 Tue||At our 9th General Meeting, Ms. Barbie Tung, a renowned motion picture producer, talked to us about the role of the producer in the motion picture industry. She has produced 17 motion pictures many of which enjoyed great box office success. Interesting and touching encounters in the making of motion pictures were shared with us.
Michael Lau and Michael tang are pictured with the birthday cake
|21 Tue||At our 8th General Meeting, Very Rev. Dominic Chan VG gave a talk on "Permanent Deacons and their Missions". He shared with us back in 1992, the late Cardinal John B. Wu approved the ordination and service of permanent deacons for Hong Kong and at present there are 19 serving permanent deacons in the Diocese of Hong Kong. The missions and work of permanent deacons were outlined to us.|
|7 Tue||At our 7th General Meeting, Mr Pang Chun Yu Giovanni and Miss Suen Ka Po Bobo, the two representatives from Hong Kong attending the 6th Asian Youth Day - Daejon South Korea, shared with us their joyous and precious experience of meeting with and talking to His Holiness Pope Francis.
(Please click here to view video clip of Mr. Pang addressing His Holiness Pope Francis).
Serrans Leslie Hung and Maggie Wu are pictured cutting the birthday cake.
|16 Tue||Dr. Frederick Cheung Hok Ming, Senior Lecturer of the Department of History of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, gave a talk on "Learning Christianity through Songs and Movies" at our 6th General Meeting. Songs like "By the Rivers of Babylon", "A Man Come Into Egypt" and "The Exodus Song" were introduced and a clip of the movie "Samson and Delilah" was shown.|
Our Club was most honoured and privileged to have the Most Rev. Ignatius Wang, Auxillary Bishop Emeritus of San Francisco, to celebrate our pre-general meeting Mass for vocation with our Spiritual Director, Fr. John B. Tsang.
After Mass, Bishop Wang was kind enough to attend our 5th General Meeting and share with our us his vocation to priesthood and the current state of religious vocation in his diocese.
At the start of the meeting,1st VP Joyce Chang, 3rd VP Wilfred Lee and Dominic Tang celebrated their birthday.
The Episcopal Ordination of Three Priests as Auxillary Bishops of Hong Kong:
16 Serrans, some accompanied by their spouses, were among the hundreds of faithful who attended the Episcopal Ordination of the Most Rev. Michael YEUNG Ming-cheung, Most Rev. Stephen Lee Bun-sang and Most Rev. Joseph HA Chi-shing, OFM as Auxillary Bishops of the Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Hong Kong from 3.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.
They stayed on after the ceremony for the tea reception hosted in honour of the Auxillary Bishops at the playground of the Raimondi College and managed to see, at close range, bishops who came all the way from the Vatican, Taipei, Macau, Germany, Japan, Korea and the U.S.A. for the occasion and extend in person their heartiest congratulations to the three VIPs of the reception.
The 4th General Meeting was held. Serran Thomas Wong was the Guest Speaker. He shared with us "The Background of Vatican II". Click here to Download "The Background of Vatican II" presentation.
|15 Fri||Serrans celebrated Chaplain's Day with Fr. John Tsang at the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce. The Birthday Song and Ave Maria were sung to wish our Chaplain all the best.|
The 3rd General Meeting was held on 5th August with Rev. Gianni Criveller PIME as our guest speaker. He spoke of Matteo Ricci S.J. on his 'Accent to Beijing' with the aid of a world map made by Matteo Ricci, his portrait and other publications.
Our Chaplain Fr. Tsang and Serran Laurence Ho are pictured with the birthday cake.
Our Club and the Hong Kong Catholic Marriage Advisory Council (HKCMAC) jointly organized a dinner party at the Hong Kong Club to celebrate the 75th Birthday of His Eminence Cardinal John Tong. Among the 58 participants at the party were Archbishop Kwong, Bishop Emeritus, and Mrs. Kwong, Bishop Michael Yeung, Fr. John Baptist Tsang, Fr. Joseph Yim, Lady Pauline Cheung and Madam Leung Kit Wah.
The evening started off with an opening prayer by Archbishop Kwong. Mrs. Louise Chan, Chairlady, Hong Kong Catholic Marriage Advisory Council and Serran Peter Lee, President of our club, took turn to congratulate Cardinal Tong and addressed the gathering.
A sumptuous buffet dinner then followed. Close to the end of the dinner, Mrs. Helena Lee of HKCMAC sang a Chinese folk song while members of the Club sang "Salve Regina" This was followed by cake cutting and presentation of birthday card, a rosary and laisee to Cardinal Tong.
The evening ended in a high note with blessing from Cardinal Tong.
|15 Tue||At our 2nd General Meeting, Fr. Stephen Tong SJ, our guest speaker, spoke of the spirituality of St. Ignatius Loyola and led us on an introduction of spiritual exercise.
The 1st General Meeting for 2014 -2015 was held on 8 July when John Wong delivered his President Report. The Board of Trustees for 2014 -2015 was announced at the meeting. Peter Lee will serve as the President.... click here full list of the Board.
Serrans Cecilia Aw, Howard Sou and Thomas Wong are shown cutting the birthday cake.
The altar boys team from St. Paul's Parish, Yaumatei, won the championship of the basket ball tournament held by the Hong Kong Diocese Altar Servers' Association on the 6 July, 2014 at Tang Kang Po School.
Dr. Martin Lau (劉之瑩醫生) , Associate Consultant, Accident & Emergency, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, gave a talk and shared with us his experience and reflection on "Palliative Care at QEH"
Eric Chan, Chairman, St. Margaret 's Church Parish Council, gave a talk on "Prayer Movement for Vocation".
Serran Albert Li celebrated his birthday and gave a sharing at this 23rd General Meeting.
|20 Tue||Ms Anna Lee gave a talk "Why I choose to be a lay misssionary" at the 22nd general meeting. She is a member of "General Life - young people building a culture of life"|
Serrans Patrick Sham and Peter So celebrated their birthday at the 21st General Meeting. Ms Agatha Sit gave a sharing with slides on her very special experience from her pilgrimage to Medjugorje during the Holy Week.
On the eve of the the 51st World Vocation Sunday, the Diocesan Vocations Committee organized a gathering "Vocation Night" with the theme "平凡中的不平凡" at the Caritas HallIt was attended by over 200 young people joined by Cardinal John Tong, Fr. Pierre Lam Minh VG, Fr. Benedict Lam, Rector of the Holy Spirit Seminary, Sr. Louise Lam and other clergy and religious persons in the 3-hour long gathering with prayers, performances, sharing and games.
|9 Fri||Editorial of
Its Chinese counterpart 公教報 Kung Kao Po also enlightens us on the same topic "聖召文化".... full article
Fr. John Tsang, President John Wong and some 15 Serrans and spouses were present at the fellowship dinner held at the Chinese Club in honour of Fr. Timothy Wan on his priestly ordination. Fr. Wan shared how he found his 8 years' life in the Holy Spirit Seminary fruitful and memorable and how he treasured his long and valuable association with Serra Club. A souvenir silver coin of Pope John Paul ll was presented to him.
The Serra Club's Mother's Day luncheon celebration took place at Craigengower Cricket Club (CCC). Sr. Mabel Chan, Chairperson of the Association of Major Religious Superiors of Women in Hong Kong and some 140 mothers and sisters joined the occasion. John Wong, our President, made the welcoming speech and launched our revamped website. Fr. Pierre Lam MEP VG addressed us and said grace. Quiz, table prizes and lucky draw brought entertainment, excitement and laughter. Dr. Mamie Lau gave a great talk on healthy living and generously gave her book "Healthy Living 360" to the mothers and sisters. Fr. Tsang blessed the gathering after leading the closing songs 'May the Good Lord Bless & Keep You' and 'Salve Regina'.
|27 Sun||Canonisation of Blessed Popes John XXlll and John Paul ll
On the occasion of the canonisation of Blessed Pope John XXlll and Blessed Pope John Paul ll at the Vatican on 27 April 2014 (Divine Mercy Sunday), a Concelebrate Solemn Mass in their honour was held in the Cathederal in Hong Kong on the same day with Cardinal John TONG presiding. (Watch official Vatican video)
|26 Sat||First Mass of Fr. Timothy Wan was celebrated in Rosary Church|
|23 Wed|| In an interview by Kung Kao Po, the weekly newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong, President John Wong gave a comprehensive rundown of the history, aims as well as the vocatons promotion activities of Serra Club of Hong Kong.
|Diocesan Vocations Convention was initiated in the Philippines|
Deacon Timothy Wan was ordained priest by His Eminence Cardinal John Tong at the Cathedral on Easter Monday with Cardinal Joseph Zen and over 70 priests concelebrating in the presence of Timothy's mother and about 700 faithfuls. President John Wong led fellow Serrans to attend the ordination ceremony and the celebration dinner hosted by the Holy Spirit Seminary.
Serran Richard Tan was presented a souvenir after he gave a talk titled "Finding God in English Literature" at the No.19 General Meeting.
The Club held its Lenten Retreat at the St. Margaret's Church in Happy Valley. This half day programme comprised two talks by retreat master Fr.John Kwan, Way of the Cross, Rosary, Sacrament of Reconciliation by Fr. Joseph Tan and Benediction by Deacon Bernard Tang. 35 Serrans, Serran spouse and friends attended the event which ended with a lunch at the Craigengower Cricket Club joined by Fr. Kwan and Fr. Tan, Deacon Tang.
Christian Life Community (CLC) and Marymount Secondary School in Happy Valley celebrated World CLC Day with a “Love and Devotion” function that comprised dance(s), singing, recital of poems and sharing by Dr Martin Lau, MD of a public hospital.
President John Wong and Serrans Peter Lee, Wilfred Lee, Leslie Hung, Peter Tam, Thomas Wong attended the function. Statutes of Our Lady of She Shan were presented to Dr. Hui, the Supervisor and Ms. Veronica Ma, Principal of the school.
|1 Sat||The "Serra Golden Jubilee Competition" for Catholic primary schools was held at four different sites.|
|21 Fri||Serrans Michael Lau (and Ruby) and Peter Lee attended Lai King Secondary School as adjudicators for the Serra Golden Jubilee Competition for secondary schools.|
|15 Sat||Led by Fr. John B. Tsang, 9 Serrans and spouse paid a courtesy call to the Sisters of the Discalced Carmelite Orderatthe Camelite Monastery in Stanley Village. They were met by Mother Alice, Mother Margaret and Sister Catherine.|
|12 Wed||Serrans Michael Lau, Peter Lee and Peter Tam attended the Lai King Catholic Secondary School's function on priestly vocation. Dr. Ambrose Chong, the school principal led the event and gave Serrans a guided tour of the school.|
|The annual Bishop's Lunch was again held at the Chinese General Chambers of Commerce Members Club. It was graced by the presence of His Eminence John Cardinal Tong, Fr. Michael Yeung VG, Fr. Lawrence Lee, Chaplain Fr. John B.Tsang and Serrans from the Macau Chapter.|
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