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WELCOME TO
ST. VINCENT'S CHURCH 

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

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

LINKS
St. Andrew's Parish
Hong Kong Diocese
The Holy See

EVENTS
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MASS SCHEDULES
St. Vincent's Church
(Sunday English Mass)
8:00am;  10:00am;  12:00noon

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

St. Andrew's Parish
(In Cantonese)
Sunday
7:30am;  9:00am;  10:30am;
12:00nn;  6:00pm

Saturday
6:00pm

Monday to Friday
7:30am

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SACRAMENT OF CONFESSION
Our priest is available to hear confessions 
before and after Mass or upon request


BRIEF HISTORY

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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.


"We should strive to keep our hearts open to the sufferings and wretchedness of other people, and pray continually that God may grant us that spirit of compassion which is truly the spirit of God."
- St. Vincent de Paul

St. Vincent’s Church began celebrating Mass in December of 1969. At the time, it served both the Cantonese and English-speaking communities of Hang Hau parish, which then included Hang Hau and the small villages around Clearwater Bay from Fei Ngo Shan to Tai O Mun. For several decades it was primarily associated with the CICM (Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary) priests and brothers and ICM (Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary) sisters. In the past St. Vincent has been involved with a primary school, an English-language kindergarten, and a children’s after-school centre.


The area and community that St. Vincent’s serves has changed over time with the development of Tseung Kwan O.

In 1989 the area across from Po Lam Road became St. Andrew’s parish, while Fu Ning Court and Hang Hau New Village came under St. Vincent’s parish. In 2008, St. Vincent’s was incorporated into St. Andrew’s parish. With the growing number of English-speaking parishioners, English became the language of both Sunday Masses in 2011; and by February 2018 three Masses on Sundays was introduced.


The original two church councils (one Cantonese, one English) were merged into a single council to coordinate activities. The St. Vincent’s community is highly international with members from all over the world.

ST. VINCENT'S CHURCH PASTORAL TEAM

Rev. Kwok Wai Ki Jacob

Parish Priest

Rev. Mong Ih Ren, Ambrose

Assistant Parish Priest

Rev. Mechelle T. Reginio, CICM

Assistant Parish Priest

Rev. Fung Che Ho Joseph

Assistant Parish Priest

ST. VINCENT'S CHURCH COMMITTEE

OFFICERS

Ronnie Enguillo

Chairperson

Ellen McGill

Vice-Chairperson

Raul Labicane

Secretary

Theresa Ang

Treasurer

OUR CATECHISTS

RCIA & CONFIRMATION

Matthew Baguio

Catechist (RCIA)

Tess Baguio

Catechist (Confirmation)

OUR CATECHISTS

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

Raffy Madarang

Catechist

Andy Kish

Catechist

Anthony Afuwafe

Catechist

OUR YOUTH CATECHISTS

SERVICE OF THE WORD

Angelene Enguillo

Catechechist

Sarah Lane Nasayao

Catechist

Ministries

ALTAR SERVERS
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.

Coordinators
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.

Coordinator
Joseph De Guzman

LECTORS
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

Choirs
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. 

12noon Mass
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. 

Youth Catechists
Ruth Angelene Enguillo & Sarah Lane Nasayao
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First Holy Communion
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Catechists
Raffy Madarang; Andy Kish; Anthony Afuwafe
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Confirmation
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Catechist
Tess Baguio
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Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)
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Catechist
Matthew Baguio

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



 

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OTHER GROUPS AND ACTIVITIES

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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
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)
Marie Hendricks

Coordinators (10am Mass)
Ellen McGill; Emily Clemente; Terry Gamao

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EVENTS

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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.

Feast Day of St. Vincent

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 & Bazaar

Children’s Carnival and Bazaar will be held here at St. Vincent’s on October 1st (Tuesday, public holiday). Please save the date!

Community Sportsfest

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

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.


St . Vincent de Paul, pray for us!