SACRAMENT OF CONFESSION
Our priest is available to hear confessions
before and after Mass or upon request
St. Vincent de Paul
Vincent de Paul was born in France in 1576. As a young priest he was captured by Turkish pirates who sold him into slavery.
For two years he worked hard for the ‘masters’ who bought him. But eventually he converted his last master to Christianity and was then set free.
Vincent was sent to work in a parish near Paris. He became a very great friend of the poor and downtrodden and started groups to take care of them – looking after the sick, cooking meals and providing clothes for the needy.
Vincent Started the Order of the Daughters of Charity who devoted their lives to Christ through service to the poor and sick. He built homes for the poor, the sick, the aged and abandoned children. He also started a Congregation of the Missions, a society of priests and missionaries called the Vincentians.
Vincent died in Paris at the age of 84 but his work continues to this day in all corners of the globe.
Three groups of altar servers assist with the 8:00am, 10:00am and 12:00 noon Masses respectively, and take joint responsibility for special Masses. They help the priests with the Eucharistic celebrations and the smooth running of the liturgy. Candidates to be altar servers must have received First Holy Communion and undergo training and formation.
Louisa Lee for 8am Mass
Ellen McGill for 10am Mass
Alma Montes for 12noon Mass
EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION
Members of this ministry assist the priest at Holy Communion. They may also help see to the procedures during special liturgical feasts and celebrations. Candidates for this ministry must be baptized and confirmed Catholics and eighteen years of age or above.
Joseph De Guzman
Readers proclaim the Word of God and organize the readings during Mass. They may also help see to the procedures during special liturgical feasts and celebrations. Readers must undergo training and formation, and adult readers should be confirmed.
Coordinators & Catechists
Jingle Cai and Gavin Gonsalves
The choirs lead the faithful in singing and response and encourage full participation in the Eucharistic celebration. Choir members prepare the songs; manage the slides and projector operation during Mass. And those who attained training and formation also assist in reading during Mass, prayer services, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and in other church events and activities.
Five choir groups serve St. Vincent’s community:
8am & 10am Mass
1st Sunday - UFCCWB Choir Group
2nd Sunday - Friendship Choir Group
3rd Sunday - United Choir of the Legion of Mary
4th Sunday - Abiders Group
Each group takes turns for each 5th Sunday and joint choir for special Masses.
Every Sunday - Couples for Christ-Families for Life (CFCFFL)
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.
Ruth Angelene Enguillo & Sarah Lane Nasayao
First Holy Communion
Raffy Madarang; Andy Kish; Anthony Afuwafe
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)
Legion of Mary
The Legion of Mary is a lay apostolic association of Catholics; its object is the glory of God through the holiness of its members developed by prayer and active co-operation in Mary’s and Church’s work. At St. Vincent’s, Legion of Mary serve in a range of ways. Apart from their choir, they also assist at Mass and other services. They lead the Rosary prayer between Masses, serve as readers, ushering and organizing collections and they help out at church events, such as after 10am Mass coffee morning service and other celebrations.
They meet weekly for prayer and Bible study and engage actively in evangelization and charity work.
There are two Legion of Mary Praesidia at St. Vincent’s:
Legion of Mary, Mother of Divine Grace
Coordinator: Christina Tubongbanua
Legion of Mary, Mary Help of Christians
Coordinator: Luvi Guillermo
Altar Flower Arrangement
Volunteers provide flowers and decorate the altar and bring the beauty of God’s creation indoors, adding life to our sanctuary as we gather for worship. Flowers are usually arranged on Saturday and volunteers usually sign up and choose the date most convenient for them to arrange flowers for each Sunday.
Coordinator: Lennie Enguillo & Lita Kung
Coffee Morning is a casual post-Mass gathering that aims to promote a sense of community, to help diverse members of St. Vincent’s to get to know better the pastoral team and each other, and to welcome people new to St. Vincent’s. It is organized by volunteers who take turns providing drinks and snacks.
Coordinator (8am Mass)
Coordinators (10am Mass)
Ellen McGill; Emily Clemente; Terry Gamao
ST. VINCENT'S CHURCH 50TH ANNIVERSARY
To mark this special year for St. Vincent’s, the church committee and the parish are organizing a number of events in the fall. At a time of fear, pain and anger in our home of Hong Kong, it is our hope that there “ordinary” activities will bring joy to all who participate; strengthen our senses of belonging to one another; and remind us that we are all God’s children.
Our annual St. Vincent’s church feast will be commemorated during Mass on September 29th at 10:30am and will be presided over by our bishop emeritus Cardinal Joseph Zen.
After Mass, our usual “Potluck Style” lunch gathering and celebration will be held in the church hall downstairs.
Please save the date!
As advised by the parish, please note the 12 noon Mass will not be celebrated on that day.
Children’s Carnival and Bazaar will be held here at St. Vincent’s on October 1st (Tuesday, public holiday). Please save the date!
Our community Sportsfest will be held on October 7th (Monday, public holiday) at Tseung Kwan O Primary School.
If you would like to participate, please register your name by signing the form at the back of the church and drop it in the registration box after Mass. Details will be posted soon.
Volunteers are always welcomed and needed! If you can offer assistance to the organizing team, please approach any member of our church committee, or contact Ronnie Enguillo or Ellen McGill.