ASIA/HONG KONG - “Spirituality Day for Catechists in the Year of the Eucharist” to encourage deeper spiritual life

Tuesday, 28 June 2005

Hong Kong (Fides Service) - On June 12 more than 250 catechists from different parishes in Hong Kong took part in a Day of Spirituality in the Year of the Eucharist organised by the Diocesan Centre for Catechesis at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral. The day was led by Bishop Zen of Hong Kong, and Vicar general, Mgr. Dominic Chan. According to the diocesan bulletin Kong Ko Bao the catechists teach both adults in parishes and oratory age children.
The day had two parts. The morning included an hour of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, a talk by Mgr. Dominic Chan and an exchange of experience between catechists and the difficulties encountered in their service. Mgr. Chan said that for catechists faith life is part of their teaching and he underlined the importance of the Sunday Mass since the Eucharist is the source of all evangelisation. In the afternoon there was a solemn celebration of Mass presided by Bishop Zen who conferred an award of recognition on 139 catechists for adults and oratory age children from 41 parishes. According to the Centro Diocesan Catechist Centre, Hong Kong has 507 catechists who teach adults and 1,050 who teach oratory children. (Agenzia Fides 28/06/2005 Righe: 25 Parole: 215)