Fasting and Abstinence for Lent

Fasting and Abstinence for Lent
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Stations of the Cross

There will be Stations of the Cross on Friday evening, 23rd February, 7.P.M. in English and 8.P.M. in Chinese

This will also be last chance to receive ashes
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Farewell to Fr. Pierre Lam

We all St. Anne's Parish would like to offer our warmest thanks to Fr. Pierre Lam, M.E.P. who has faithfully served both our Chinese community and Carmelite Sister's Sunday masses for the past 2.5 years. 

He has also helped to give spiritual direction in the Chinese Parish Council and numerous liturgies. 

We congratulate him as he takes up his new assignment as Pastor of Our Lady of the Rosary Church.
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Old Palms

Anyone with dry palms from last year's Palm Sunday may bring them in latest by next Sunday, Feb. 11th to be used as ashes on Ash Wednesday.
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Parking at St. Stephen's

Please be informed that St. Stephen's College will be having its Parent-Teacher Day on Sunday, 11th Feb 2018. Parking space will be limited to staff and parents only. For those attending regular morning service at St. Anne's Catholic Church, please note that parking will NOT be available on campus on the day.

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Lector Schedule for February, 2018

Please find attached the lector schedule for the month accommodating all the diaries. In case there's further change of plan, please request support through this group email.

This is a special February with both the Chinese New Year and Lenten season opens in the same week - Ash Wednesday on 14 Feb, and first day of CNY on 16 Feb.  

May we find renewal from both. God bless.

Warmest regards, Maria Lee

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Music Ministry

The music ministry wishes God's blessings for you and your family in the new year! Many thanks to everyone who sang and accompanied in the choir at the Christmas masses, especially accompanists Oliver Wong and Jennie Li (keyboard) and Christina Flores (guitar), and solo vocalists Jocelyn La-ab, and Jam General

Please join us in singing, and help us fill the church with joyful music!

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Lectors' Schedule for January 2018

 Attached is the revised Lectors' Schedule for January 2018

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Join the Walk to Emmaus This Fall!


We would like to invite all Parishioners of St. Anne's to join the many before who have participated in the Walk to Emmaus in Hong Kong.  

Like its predecessor, Cursillo de Christiandad ("short course in Christianity"), the Walk to Emmaus is a three-day experience, which takes a New Testament look at Christianity as a lifestyle. It is a highly structured weekend designed to strengthen and renew the faith of Christian people, and through them: their families, congregations, and the world in which they live. Emmaus is a combined effort of laity and clergy towards the renewal of the Church.

The next Walks will take place at the Tao Fong Shan Christian Center in Shatin.

The Men's Walk #73 will take place from Thursday evening, October 26 to Sunday afternoon, October 29

The Women's Walk #74 will take place from Thursday evening, November 2 to Sunday afternoon, November 5

For more information, please contact:
Patrick Kaye at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or whatsapp 9011-5028 for the Men's Walk or 
Vivian Lee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or whatsapp 6100-0880 for the Women's Walk


WHAT HAPPENS AT EMMAUS?
At Emmaus you will spend three busy but very enjoyable days at a retreat center. You will live and study together in singing, prayer, worship, and discussion. Discussion centers around fifteen talks given by laity and clergy. These talks present the theme of God's grace, and how that grace comes alive in the Christian community and expresses itself in the world. You'll also discover how grace is real in your life, and how you can live in the life of grace, bringing grace to others. You will have the opportunity to participate in the daily celebration of Holy Communion and to begin to understand more fully the presence of Christ in his body of believers. You will experience God's grace personally through the prayers and acts of service of a living support community.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER EMMAUS?
Your Walk lasts only 72 hours, but you are invited to build on it for the rest of your life. Those who attend a Walk to Emmaus are encouraged to do two things following their Walk:
1. Expand their own spiritual lives through study and congregational participation.
2. Become more active disciples of Christ in the world through their churches.
The focus of Emmaus is God as known in Jesus Christ, and how a relationship with Him finds expression in the local church. The objective of Emmaus is to inspire, challenge, and equip local church members for Christian action in their homes, churches, and places of work.

AN ECUMENICAL EXPERIENCE
In Hong Kong the Walk to Emmaus community includes people from more than 160 Christian churches, of many different denominations, who come together in fellowship to deepen their relationship with Christ and with each other. There is so much more that unites us than divides.

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CCD Program

Thank you to all of our teachers, parents and students for the wonderful start that took place last week. A special thanks to the parents that have come forward to help teach the Grd 6 class. All of our Sunday classes are now running. Please also remember for FHC Parents we have a meeting @ 10am in the Parish Hall .

We are starting a Saturday evening "Rugby" FHC class. If you are interested please reach out to the CCD team. And always, we do need parents that are willing to stand in and substitute if a teacher is ill or traveling. Please let the team know if you are willing to be on the substitute list.

In Him,
Paul Munder | CCD Team | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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October Music Schedule and Line-Up

Dear music ministry members,

The schedule and line-up for October are attached. Thanks to Jam for the music selections.
Besides singing, there are other ways to help the music ministry. We have some new choir books and we need a volunteer (volunteers) to protect them with book covers before we put them out into the cabinet.

Also, we need help in selecting the music to sing. Currently it is Jam and I who select the music. If you'd like to help do this (once every three months), please let me know. I can point you to resources to help with the selection and also provide you with samples of what we have done in past years.

Please also spread the word for friends and parishioners to join us in the music ministry. All musicians/singers and all ages, are welcome. We especially have a need for an additional keyboard player to play once in a while as a substitute.

Peace, Peggie

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Sanctuary Renovations

St. Anne's has formed a sanctuary renovations committee to work with architects and the English- and Chinese-speaking Parish Councils to develop plans for the renovation of the sanctuary of the church, which is now in some disrepair.

As part of this process, the committee will from time to time post updates and share the results of these planning efforts for the purpose of soliciting comments and suggestions from parishioners of St. Anne's.

Following are drawings that have been prepared by the architectural firm of Oval Partnership that describe a proposed renovation.

Please share your comments and suggestions with us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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CCD Program

Thank you to all of our teachers, parents and students for the wonderful start that took place last week. A special thanks to the parents that have come forward to help teach the Grd 6 class. All of our Sunday classes are now running.

Some upcoming events to keep in front of everyone:

September

17 Confirmation Parents' Meeting @ 8:45am in Rm 106

24 Pre Confirmation Parents' Meeting @ 10am in the Parish Hall

     Teachers' Commissioning Mass @ 11:15am

October

29 FHC Parents' Meeting @ 10am in the Parish Hall

We are starting a Saturday evening "Rugby" FHC class. If you are interested please reach out to the CCD team.

And always, we do need parents that are willing to stand in and substitute if a teacher is ill or traveling. Please let the team know if you are willing to be on the substitute list.

In Him,

Paul Munder|CCD Team This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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Music Ministry

The music ministry needs another keyboard accompanist. If you play the piano and can volunteer to help us, even if only once a month, please contact me, Peggie Fitch, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you can help, you will find it a very rewarding way of participating in the mass and connecting with other parishioners.

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Lectors Schedule for October 2017

Dear Lectors,

Thank you for your prompt response re availability. Please find attached the October schedule. Should you require a replacement due to any change of plan, please organise it in good time. 

Many thanks for your service. 

God bless.

Kindest regards,
Maria

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CCD Program Calendar

Dear CCD Families

Attached below you will find the new CCD calendar for the 2017-8 school year. 

In Him,
Paul Munder 
CCD Director | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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CCD Program

Thank you to all our returning and new families and teachers. This weekend is the start of classes and we are very excited to be able to work with your children this year. Please take a moment to read the following important pieces of information:

1) Class lists have been posted on the classroom doors as well as in the front of the school when you enter. If you do not see your child's name or believe there has been an error please come visit us in the CCD Office in the school area. if you haven't yet given your payment, please do so as soon as you can.

2) The program calendar will be given to each of your children plus posted in front of the Parish Office and on the St. Anne's website (www.stannes.hk). Please make sure you receive a copy (extras will be in the CCD office) and mark the important dates on your personal/family's calendar.

3) I am speaking with a parent, Fiona Glynn, about holding a Saturday evening "Rugby" FHC class. Should you be interested in having your child attend this class please let us know. It is open to children with other Sunday conflicts that are born in 2010 or 2009. Please note that this class will need support from the parent that have children in it. The children are expected to attend mass after the class on Saturday evenings.

4) We are still compiling a list of substitute teachers. If you are willing to cover a class for a teacher who may be ill or traveling please reach out to the CCD and let us know.

It is a privilege for me to be able to be a part of this program and I thank you for your participation as well.

In Him,
Paul Munder

CCD Director | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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St. Stephen's Parking Label

If your car number is published below, please head to the Parish Office for collection. They will be ready for collection as of Sunday, September 10th.

TP4758

PZ675

BY702

US4696

TE8905

EF308

KE7960

BX9888

TE691

TF278

LU170

RU1575

UY3985

EV519

PA723

GG8194

TD7757

PW4348

SG9604

SV1421

KT580

GA3438

JL3248

TS4186

SH4393

PORTY

RS6212

LY2367

LL1311

UK2863

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Join the Acolyte Ministry

We are in need of altar servers for the coming year.If you are at least 10 years of age and have received your First Holy Communion, please consider joining this important ministry.It is a fun and fulfilling way to serve your parish.

We will be holding a training session on Sunday, September 17th from 4-5pm in the main church for all new altar servers.

Please contact Moka Quinlan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information. 

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Hospitality Ministry

Seeks willing hands to help with the snack table when parishioners gather in St. Anne's courtyard approx. once a month on a Sunday at the conclusion of 8.45am Mass, ending by 10am.Volunteering is on a rota basis - last year only asking volunteers to help at approx. 3 gatherings in total during October to April. Please email Celine at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

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