ASIA/HONG KONG - Lay Catholics help prisoners live Lent more intensely and promote evangelisation in prisons

Tuesday, 28 February 2006

Hong Kong (Fides) - “Who is the prisoner”? “What can a prisoner do for others”? “How can prisoners live their sentence united with Christ?”: these questions are part of a course organised for Lent 2006 by a Hong Kong diocesan lay group involved in the apostolate of evangelisation in prisons. The initiative promoted with the diocesan office for Lay Formation aims to help both lay prison ministers and prisoners live Lent more intensely and fruitfully in preparation for the great celebration of Easter. The diocesan office for lay formation says the three month programme, focused on a different theme each month, consists of personal prayer and meditation, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and study of the Gospel according to St Mark
The diocesan office for lay formation was opened in March 1998 to encourage and support lay Catholics. Besides annual courses on the Bible, moral theology and spirituality, the office also organises meetings for all the different lay groups together and runs a telephone information service on the Christian faith and the Catholic Church in Hong Kong and in general and produces leaflets, CDs and videocassettes available on request. (Agenzia Fides 28/02/2006 righe: 24 parole: 250)