The Place Where We Grew Up
In a blink of an eye, I have already been with everyone at No. 1 Star Street for almost a year. Thank God for His care, and everyone's acceptance. We have worked together to build this "family of God". At present, we have stabilized a schedule of eight Sunday Masses, as well as extended the opening hours of the Church from 7am to 10pm daily.
The spiritual formation activities for the elderly, the middle-aged and the youth have also been developed. During this period, there are two signs in our Parish that best remind us: (1) The inscription of the "The Home of the faithful" donated by a laity, is to remind us to continue to build our "Home". "No one is without a family in this world: the Church is a home and family for everyone, especially those who 'work hard and bear the burden’” (Catechism of the Catholic Church #1658) (2) On the completion of the redevelopment of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in 2001, Cardinal John Wu gave our Church an inscription: "Youzi" (Song of the Wanderer) by Meng Jiao. Cardinal Wu blessed us to receive the care of our Holy Mother. At the same time he also asked us to follow our Holy Mother to take care of those people in the Wanchai area.
This is what we all have to work towards; this is reflected in the seminar such as "land justice" that we have organized. I would like to share with you in accordance with the above signs, to develop our body and mind, to wholeheartedly carry out God's will, to build this family, and to care for others, as our patroness the Holy Mother Mary has cared for us.
Finally, on behalf of everyone, I would like to thank Sr. Victoria Victorino, PDDM for accompanying us in our journey in the last eight months. Like our Mother Mary, she has taken care of everyone, especially to grow and develop our English speaking community. Sr. Victoria, please remember us when you are in Rome and do come back to visit us when you have the opportunity; we will continue to pray for you too! Sr. Regina Lito, PDDM and Deacon Anthony Sin, we welcome you to come to us, and walk this journey with us!