May Crowning

All parishioners, including children are invited to join us in praying the rosary, singing Marian songs, flower offering, and the crowning of our Blessed Mother Mary, the High Queen of Heaven, and the Queen of May on Sunday, May 28th.

Additionally, the St. Anne's Filipino Community Group in Stanley would like to welcome visitors from different parishes in Hong Kong who will be in attendance:

* Alay Kapwa Group | Wah Yan College Chapel, Queens Road East

* Catholic Centre Ushers | Catholic Center, Central

* Evangelization Family | St. Mary's Church - Hung Hom

* FILMCASS (Filipino Migrant Cancer Support Society) | Sacred Heart Canossian School, Caine Road

* KAMMPI (Kapisanan ng Manggagawang Migranteng Filipino) | DPCF (Diocesan Pastoral Centre for Filipinos) Catholic Centre, Central

* Our Lady of Guadalupe Px. | Star of the Sea Church, Chaiwan

* Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Community | Wanchai

* Queen of Peace Group | Catholic Center, Central

* St. Anne's Parkview Community | Parkview Complex, Tai Tam

* St. Joseph's Filipino Prayer Group | St. Joseph's Church, Garden Road

* St. Jude's Filipino Catholic Group | St. Jude's Church, North Point

* The Lord's Flock Community | St. Anthony's Church, Pok Fu Lam

For more information please ​email Lorenda G. Rafanan ​at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Thank You to Teachers & Teachers’ Aides for CCD

I would personally like to thank my team and all the teachers that have given of themselves this year in support of the youngest in our community on their faith formation. Without this group's time, care and commitment, all of the things that we do would not have been possible. Thank you to this year's teachers:

  • Pre K & Kindergarden: Kirsten Zaki, Dawn Ng and Bridget Sippel
  • Grade 1: Damien Abdallah, Kassi Ponder and Isabella Munder
  • Grade 2: Serene Tan, Chad Olsen, Clare Clayton and Aoife O'Connor
  • Grade 3: Mia De Leon, Elaine Shum and Rachel Chang
  • Grade 4: Tammi Williams, Elizabeth Foster and Agnes Shu
  • Grade 5: Rebecca Nicholls and Melissa Brewster
  • Grade 6: Gigi Tse
  • Pre-Confirmation: Paul Munder and Benny Berkenkotter
  • Confirmation: Amy Clayton and Andrew Turner
  • Older FHC Group: Sylvia Shu
  • CCD Administration Team: Sandra Galladet, Amy Turner and Irinah Berkenkotter

A huge thank you to each and everyone of these individuals.Your contribution was greatly appreciated. 

Paul Munder

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Teachers & Teachers’ Aides for CCD

Perhaps the most critical ministry in which the Church engages is passing the faith on to those we most treasure, our children. Teaching the faith was the role first given to the Apostles after Jesus' resurrection, and it remains the primary ministry of Bishops today. Teaching our own children in structured ways such as CCD is a concrete and vital actualization of that sacred ministry.

We are making a special appeal for women and men, both mature and in their teen years, to step forward before the Summer break to commit to leading a class in our CCD program starting in September. In the nine months between mid September to the 3rd week of May, there are approximately 25 scheduled class sessions and almost 10 weeks of recesses during school holidays. Please be generous to God's mission among us for our children through this vital ministry

We are looking for teachers, administration staff, and a possible new leader of the program for the next generation of CCD.You can contact me, Paul Munder, Sandra Gallaudet, or Amy Turner in the next 3 weeks to convey your willingness.

Thank you for your prayerful consideration. Fr. John

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Summer Schedule

Beginning on Monday, May 29th, St. Anne's will be on Summer schedule.

The simplest explanation is that there are no weekday masses nor Thursday adoration in the parish church until the first week of September.

However, the weekday masses at the Carmelite Sisters continue uninterruptedly at 7:15 AM Monday through Saturdays, and the schedule of weekend masses remains unchanged.

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Updating Personal Wills

Every year before Summer, we encourage all parishioners to review their Wills and update them if necessary during the Summer months.  A well written and current Will is a loving gift to those who are suffering the great loss of one who is so close and intimate to them.  Especially important is reviewing the asset list upon which the Will is drawn.

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Catholic Women’s League of Hong Kong

The Catholic Women's League of Hong Kong have been invited by St. Anne's this weekend to assist them in their annual charity fundraising campaign. 

Throughout the year they provide assistance to students, the elderly and the needy in our host city. 

Please support them in their efforts with either a freewill offering after masses throughout the weekend, or by purchasing their raffle tickets.

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May Crowning

The St. Anne's Filipino Community will again host the traditional MAY CROWNING in honor of our Blessed Virgin Mary, the High Queen of Heaven and the Queen of May. 

In this regard, we would like to invite all parishioners and friends to join us in this pious activity. It will be held on May 28th at St. Anne's Church. The assembly time is 1:30 PM and the procession will start at exactly 2:00 PM, followed by recitation of the Holy Rosary, Singing Marian Songs, flower offering, and crowning of our Blessed Lady. We will be reciting two mysteries wherein we will be making the petitions for PEACE and UNITY for the whole world.

If your children want to dress up as angels and join in this activity, please let Lorenda Rafanan know in advance so that they can prepare the appropriate attire for them and a souvenir for their participation. She can be contacted via 91079805 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

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Music Ministry

Many thanks to the musicians who are providing music for this Saturday's Confirmation ceremony. 

We are still RECRUITING SINGERS for the First Holy Communion ceremony on May 20th at 10:30am. Most of our regular music ministry members are not free to come on Saturdays, so we need singers from the parish community. Let's come together to sing at these joyous occasions for the youth of our parish. 

For more details, or to volunteer, please contact Peggie Fitch at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Parish Collection for Middle East Christians

During Lent, the Parish of St. Anne's collected an amount of Hong Kong $169,550 for the direct benefit of Middle East Christians! 

That amount is more than mere assistance; it's a life-changer for a good number of persons we may never meet in this world. May their lives contribute to the peace and wellbeing of ours. 

Heartfelt gratitude to all who have sacrificially responded to this Lenten appeal on behalf of the most vulnerable among us. 

Sincerely, Fr. John.

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Music Ministry

Thanks to all the choirs for singing at the Easter week services. Thanks especially to Ingrid Tsui, accompanist and Bosco Chan, director of the Chinese choir for the bilingual service on Holy Thursday; to Hunmin Kim for accompanying on Good Friday and Easter Sunday, and to the cantors Jam General, Pat Kozyra, Jocelyn La-ab, and Fernanda da Rosa.The music ministry wishes everyone a Happy Easter!

HELP WANTED! We are recruiting singers for two upcoming ceremonies: Confirmation on May 13th at 10am and First Holy Communion on May 20th at 10:30am. Most of our regular music ministry members are not free to come on Saturdays, so we need singers from the parish community. Let's come together to sing at these joyous occasions for the youth of our parish. For more details, or to volunteer, please contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Stations of the Cross

This week, Passion Week, the Stations of the Cross will be held ONLY ONCE, on the morning of Good Friday, the 14th, at 10 AM, followed by an opportunity for confessions.

Please note that there will be no Stations of the Cross on Wednesday evening this week.

Consider joining us on Good Friday morning as we walk the Way of the Cross with Jesus on the day that Catholics around the world commemorate and celebrate His crucifixion.

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St. Anne’s Men’s Bible Study Group

Are you interested in a deeper study and understanding of the Scriptures? Would you like to experience the life-changing gifts of the Word of God? 

The St. Anne's Men's Bible Study Group has been meeting since 2009 and we always welcome newcomers. 

We now meet in Central/Admiralty on Monday lunchtimes at 12:45pm and will be studying St John's Gospel. 

Please join us for fellowship and study! Please call or email Markus Shaw for more details: 9700 6122, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Hospitality Ministry

The next Hospitality table will be on Sunday, 7th May with shared sponsorship by CCD Kindergarten and pre-K classes. More information in due course. Questions? Email Celine at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We will be hosting an Easter Egg Hunt in the church courtyard after the 8.45am Mass on Easter Sunday. Children under 10 years of age are welcome to join in the fun! Questions? Email Cheryl at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Taizé Prayer Service for Vocations, Friday, May 5th

Taizé Prayer Service for Vocations, Friday, May 5th

This is the second time this year that Taizé music is coming to St Anne's.

The chants are slow, meditative, repetitive and a wonderful way to pray. Come and see!

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Music Ministry

Dear music ministry members,

The schedule and line-up for April are attached.

Easter is coming soon. The schedule of rehearsals and masses is below. Please let me know which services you can attend.

  • April 13th Holy Thursday bi-lingual mass with the Chinese Choir, at 8pm. There will be two rehearsals: the first will be on Sunday April 9th at 12:15 in the music room, and the second will be on Holy Thursday April 13th at 7pm in the church. Ingrid Tsui will be the accompanist and Bosco Chan will be the director. This year we have made some changes to the music and have reprinted the choir booklets. The English mass parts will be changed to the Mass of Christ the Savior (the set that we are currently singing) instead of the Mass of Creation.
  • April 14th Good Friday service, at 5pm. Rehearsal will be at 3:45pm in the music room. Hunmin Kim will be the accompanist and Jano Donato will sing the responsorial psalm.
  • April 15th Easter Vigil at 7pm. Rehearsal will be at 5:45pm in the church. I will be the accompanist. Pat Kozyra will sing the exsultet, and Pat, Jocelyn La-ab, and Fernanda da Rosa will sing the responsorial psalms.
  • April 16th Easter Sunday, rehearsals and mass are as usual for Sundays.

REMEMBER TO BRING FLASHLIGHTS FOR HOLY THURSDAY AND THE EASTER VIGIL!

Many thanks to all of you for your support of the music ministry,

Peggie

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Hospitality Ministry

Our thanks to CCD Grade 6 & FHC Older class for sponsoring this Sunday's Hospitality table offerings. 

The next Hospitality table will be on Sunday, 7th May with shared sponsorship by CCD Kindergarten and pre-K classes. More information in due course. Questions? Email Celine at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

We will be hosting an Easter Egg Hunt in the church courtyard after the 8.45am Mass on Easter Sunday. 

Children under 10 years of age are welcome to join in the fun! Questions? Email Cheryl at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Hospitality Ministry

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CCD Registration for 2016-2017 is now closed.

Registration for the 2017-2018 Religious Education Classes will open in late July, early August. 

Please refer to this section and the parish bulletin as we get closer to that time of the year. 

If you are new to Hong Kong or to St. Anne's, please be sure to register as a parishioner in the church office.

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Mass Sponsorship by FHC Class

Mass Sponsorship by FHC Class

The students of the First Holy Communion class sponsored the March 12 Mass and participated in their Rite of Enrollment.

They will be welcomed to the Lord's table on May 20th, 2017. 

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Season of Lent

Season of Lent

If you are thinking of making sacrificial almsgiving a part of your Lenten practices this year, St. Anne's will again be collecting for direct assistance to Middle-Eastern Christians as almost all of them struggle to remain in the Middle-East; many of them waiting in refugee camps for repatriation back to their home countries, while a smaller number build new lives as immigrants.

There will be a special box for alms for this purpose at the back of the church after each of the weekend masses throughout Lent.

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