FAITH FORMATION

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SERVICE OF THE WORD

The Service of the Word is currently offered at Sunday Masses; it aims to present the liturgy in a form understandable by and engaging to children. When possible, separate sessions are held for children who have received First Holy Communion and those who have not. Service of the Word is taught by teenagers and other volunteers in coordination with the pastoral team.

Youth Catechists
Ruth Angelene Enguillo & Sarah Lane Nasayao 

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

St. Vincent's offers First Holy Communion classes for children 7 years and up to prepare children for the sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist.

First Holy Communion (FHC), is the colloquial name for a person’s first reception of the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. Holy Eucharist is the sacrament in which Jesus Christ gives his Body and Blood—himself—for us, so that we too might give ourselves to him in love and be united with him in Holy Communion. In this way we are joined with the one Body of Christ, the Church.

In this course, your children learn:

- What is the Eucharist and why is it called Holy Communion

- What is Transubstantiation and what happens at Mass

- How to Prepare for a worthy reception of Holy Communion

- What is the role of the ordained priesthood in God's plan

- What the saints teach us on the Holy Eucharist

Classes are held every Sunday after 10am Mass. At the end of the course, children will receive their First Communion, in which this year's celebration will be on November 24 at the feast of Christ the King.

Catechists
Raffy Madarang  .  Andy Kish  .  Anthony Afuwafe

CONFIRMATION

"BE SEALED WITH THE GIFT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT"

St. Vincent's ’s offers Confirmation classes for young people age 13 and up.

Confirmation is the Sacrament that completes Baptism; in it the gift of the Holy Spirit is bestowed upon us. Anyone who freely decides to live a life as God’s child and asks for God’s Spirit under the signs of the imposition of hands and anointing with chrism receives the strength to witness to God’s love and might in word and deed. He is now a full-fledged, responsible member of the Catholic Church.

In Confirmation the soul of a baptized Christian is imprinted with a permanent seal q0that can be received only once and marks this individuall forever as a Christian. The gift of the Holy Spirit is the strength from above in which this individuall puts the grace of his Baptism into practice through his life and acts as a “witness” for Christ.

Preparation classes for youth are held every Sunday after 10am Mass. Confirmation will be celebrated on the Solemnity of Pentecost in May 2020.

Catechist
Tess Baguio

RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS (RCIA)

RCIA is a ministry to adults who are interested in learning more about the Catholic faith. Many participants – called Catechumens or Candidates – decide to receive the sacraments of our faith and live their lives as Catholic Christians. RCIA addresses the conversion needs of:

Adults who have never been baptized

Adults who have been baptized in another Christian tradition

Adults who were baptized Catholic but have had no instruction in the faith or have not received the Sacraments of First Eucharist and/or Confirmation

The mission of the Rite of Christian Initiation at St. Andrew's Parish-St. Vincent's Church is to encourage and support the faith formation of those seeking to live their lives as Catholic Christians.

RCIA classes are held every Sunday after 10am Mass.

Catechist
Matthew Baguio


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ADDRESS

DD 224, Lot 352,
Hang Hau Road
Clearwater Bay, Hong Kong

CONTACTS
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +852 2719 8750 

LINKS
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Hong Kong Diocese
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ST. VINCENT'S CHURCH

(English Mass)
Sundays Only
8:00am; 10:00am; 12:00noon

Adoration of the Blessed Sarament and Biblical Catechesis
3:00pm (every last Sunday of the month)

Confession
30minutes before Mass; After Mass or upon request

ST. ANDREW'S CHURCH

(Cantonese Mass)
Sunday
7:30am; 9:00am; 10:30am;
12:00nn; 6:00pm

Saturday
6:00pm

Monday to Friday
7:30am

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