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2019-01-18
Memorial Service for Bishop Michael Yeung

The beloved Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung of Hong Kong passed away in peace on 3 January, 2019. The school held a memorial service on 11 January to commemorate Bishop Yeung and show our gratitude towards him.

 

At the beginning of the ceremony, Mr. Tung first introduced the life of Bishop Yeung. Bishop Yeung was a well-educated person, who held a Bachelor of Theology, a Master of Communication and Education, and a Doctor of Social Science. He used to be the Director of the Church and the Deputy Bishop of the Catholic Diocese. In 2017, he was appointed the Bishop of Hong Kong. During his term, Bishop Yeung actively led the Diocese to move forward and especially cared for the poor and the weak.

 

After the introduction, Mrs. Fung explained how Bishop Yeung showed concern for the poor and young through playing videos. "Year of Youth" was the anniversary theme of the Diocese in 2018. Bishop Yeung invited people to pay attention to the development of the young herdsmen. He also rapidly participated in youth activities, listened to teenagers’ demands, and utilized social media to attract the youth. In order to encourage young people to practice their beliefs, the theme of the Diocese of 2019 was set as "Practice, Belief, Youth" to promote faith, demonstrate love, care for the poor, and safeguard the weak through establishing authentic interpersonal relationships among the youth.

 

The teachers and students then led all the students to pray for Bishop Yeung. We prayed to God for accepting the soul of the dead, and to let them enjoy the happiness of heaven as soon as possible. We also prayed that we can follow the testimony of Bishop Yeung to care about the poor and weak, abandon the indifference and spread love in the society. During the memorial service, the Catholic students presented candles to Bishop Yeung. Finally, the ceremony ended with the song "Amazing Grace”, in the hope that the soul can be saved through the mercy of God.

 

敬愛的楊鳴章主教於2019年1月3日主懷安息,學校於1月11日舉行追思祈禱會,以表達對楊主教緬懷及感謝之情。在祈禱禮開始時,董老師先為同學簡介楊主教的生平。楊主教學識淵博,是神學學士、傳理學及教育學碩士、社會科學博士,曾任堂區主任司鐸、天主教教區副主教、輔理主教、助理主教,至2017年就任香港教區主教,積極帶領教會向前邁進,關懷貧苦弱小。

之後馮太以短片《沸點》以及專訪楊主教的《生命恩泉》介紹楊主教關心貧苦,熱愛青年,以及信靠天主的特質。他上任不久便為教區訂立「青年年」作為周年主題,關注青年的牧民發展方向,亦不時參與青年活動,聆聽其訴求,關顧青年人成長需要,致力推動新媒體宣傳。楊主教為鼓勵青年實踐信仰將2019年訂立為「實踐‧信仰‧青年年」,推動青年建立真實而互助的人際關係,實踐信仰、彰顯主愛、關懷貧困、維護弱小。

其後,師生帶領全體同學為楊主教祈禱,祈求天主接納亡者的靈魂,早日到天國永享福樂,亦祈求天主讓我們能藉楊主教的生命見證使我們能活出天主賜予的素質,多關心貧困弱小,摒棄社會的冷漠,與人建立互助互愛的關係。同時,天主教同學為楊主教呈上燭光以示敬意。最後,祈禱禮以「奇妙救恩」作結束,期望人的靈魂通過天主的憐憫能獲得救贖。

 

 

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