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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Music Ministry

If you enjoy making music, please join us in the music ministry. We welcome all vocalists and instrumentalists, and we especially need keyboard accompanists. Our members are all ages and all nationalities and we always welcome new members. If you are interested to find out more, come talk with one of the choir members after Mass, or else e-mail me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

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Farewell To Our Pastor, Fr. John McAuley

Fr. John McAuley

The following remarks were prepared by David Lamb, Chairman of the English Speaking Parish Council of St. Anne's on the occasion of the departure of our Pastor, Fr. John McAuley, M.M.


Fr John arrived at St Anne's a little more than four years ago. His first weekend, or perhaps day, at St Anne's was on Service Sunday, when without much warning he was quickly thrust into the Parish ministries and operations. He handled that cooly with his able manner with which we have now become accustomed. Since then, it is safe to say that Fr John has been involved in every aspect of our Parish. He has shown himself to be truly a "hands-on" individual who gets things done!

Fr John arrived here amidst change. Fr Ed served as our Pastor for a short time after the long tenure of Fr Wurth. At the time, the Parish was looking for a bit of stablity and Fr John stepped up to that role and became the steady and trusted pair of hands that guided the tilller of our Parish. Fr John's calm, capable and confident demeanour was just what the Parish needed. Fr John has clearly been the glue or bond that has held St Anne's together.

In summary, Fr. John has been an inspirational Pastor whose diligence, spirituality and leadership have greatly benefited the St. Anne's community. He has been instrumental in ensuring that the Parish receives maintenance and care both spiritually and tangibly!

We will miss Fr. John but we will keep him in our hearts and prayers and know he will do the same for St. Anne's. 

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Fr. John’s Send-off Celebration Gathering

The days are quickly passing and before long Fr. John will be saying so long to St. Anne's and moving on to other spiritual missions.Before he goes, we want to join together as a Parish community and wish him so long, good luck, and Godspeed.

The Parish is planning a send-off celebration on Sunday, Aug 27th at 12:15 pm in the St. Anne's courtyard and hope all can participate. The celebration is planned as a potluck, so please spread the word and bring a dish for all to enjoy.

Fr. John has been an inspirational pastor whose diligence, spirituality, and leadership have greatly benefitted the St. Anne's community.He has been instrumental in ensuring that the parish receives maintenance and care both spiritually and tangibly!We will miss Fr. John, but we will keep him in our hearts and prayers and we know he will do the same for St. Anne's. 

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CCD Program

 Welcome to all of our families whether you are returning to us from last year or joining us for the first time.

The CCD Registration page is open. If you have not registered your children yet, you can find the link on the St. Anne's web site after you log in. We are asking all families to register their children if they wish to join the classes this year. Please do this by 10am on Sunday, 27th August to give us enough time to have everything ready to start classes.

Classes will begin on Sunday, the 10th September.

We most likely will be in need of teachers this year. If you are willing to serve our ministry, which it is run 100% by volunteers, please let us know (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). We need teachers, co teachers, teacher assistants and office help.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone very soon.

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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.

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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Car Parking at St. Stephen’s

We have very limited Sunday car parking space at St Stephen's College this year and if you wish to apply, please fill in the application forms at the back of the church. The deadline of application is the beginning of September.

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Lector Schedule for September 2017

Dear Lectors,

Please find attached the schedule for September, including Sep 30 and Oct 1.

If you are unable to make it, please find someone to replace you in good time.

Thank you for your faithful service!

Vivian
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Lectors Schedule for August

I attach the lector schedule for August, in which I have accomodated all absences communicated to me.

Hope you are all having a good summer.

God bless and kind regards,
Markus

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