Resumption of Public Services and Group Activities
The House of Bishops has announced the arrangements for the resumption of public worship services and group activities in Hong Kong.
Please especially note the following requirements as laid out by the Church, the School and the Government:
All staff and attendees of a church should comply with the Vaccine Pass requirements.
Churches should have arrangements in place to fulfill the duties imposed on them by the Vaccine Pass Direction; in particular, churches have the responsibility to check an attendee’s COVID-19 vaccination record or medical exemption certificate.
The number of worshippers in a church should be limited to 50% of the number of persons that may normally be accommodated. Should the need arise, a church may organize extra service(s), and/or make use of its parish hall or an activity room of a bigger size to live stream the service taking place in the church, and arrange for the Body of Christ to be distributed in the same place by the clergy during Communion. In addition, webcast of the service can be provided to allow those who cannot be present at church to participate in the service and to receive Spiritual Communion.
Not more than 4 attendees should sit together, and attendees should maintain appropriate physical distancing.
Existing infection prevention practices should continue to be followed. For more guidance, the document Health Advice on Prevention of COVID-19 for Religious Assembly (Interim), issued by the Centre for Health Protection, can be consulted.
Servers Team - Recruitment
We are now recruiting servers. Also sometimes known as the “acolyte”, an altar server is a lay assistant to a member of the clergy during the Eucharist and other services. An altar server attends to supporting tasks at the altar such as fetching and carrying, thurifying, ringing the altar bell, helping bring up the gifts, brings up the book, among other things. While the function of the altar server is sometimes associated with children, it is also carried out by people of any age or gender. For those who are baptised or even confirmed and aged 10 or above, if you want to join this sacred job around the altar, please contact Lauren Fong or Kelvin Lau
Sunday School resumes this Sunday (11 September). All children attending the Sunday School must be aged 3 or above, well toilet-trained AND with their parents/guardians attending the Sunday Service at the Chapel simultaneously.
Upcoming Special Services/Events
1) St Augustine's Mothers' Fellowship
Regular meetings will be held every 2nd Thursday of the month at 21:00, either face-to-face or via ZOOM.
Objectives of the Fellowship are:
1. To provide spiritual and mental support for SAC mothers,
2. To offer a channel for mothers to share experiences in raising, nurturing, and teaching children
3. To invite experts to give talks and advice on relationships with children, husband, and in-laws
All mothers of our congregation are very much welcome to join. Those who are interested should contact Canon Eric Chong or Shirley Yeung, the conveners.
2) Johannine Pilgrom (3rd Phase)
Date: 16th September, 2022 (3rd Friday of the month)
Recruitment of members - Holy Trinity Cathedral's Children's Choir
All primary school students are welcome. Please scan the QR code or contact Ms Shirley Yeung on 9024 3539 for further information.
Echo - the HKSKH News Paper (Online version)
The Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council's " Keep it up! Fighting Against the Epidemic" Donation Programme – Assisting Elders in Curing COVID Long-haul Symptoms
The Welfare Council is committed to assisting elders from low-income and CSSA households in curing COVID long-haul symptoms, such as insomnia, heart palpitations, dizziness, swallowing difficulty, lower limb weakness and weight loss. They need a variety of dietary supplements, nutrition consultations, physiotherapy and Chinese medicine services to improve their health conditions and make a full recovery. We sincerely invite brothers and sisters to support the mission by logging in to the Welfare Council’s donation platform for making donations.
For enquiries, please contact the Welfare Council’s Resource Development Department at 2533 1296.
The Daily Word
“Nothing can separate us from God’s love! Through the Word of God, we can connect with each other in spirit.” —— Archbishop Andrew Chan
Beginning from 17 February this year, our Provincial clergy prepares a programme called “The Daily Word” for all brothers and sisters in the early morning every day. The programme will include spiritual reading and pastoral sharing, accompanied by meditative paintings and contemplative music. This is to help us keep six or seven minutes of silence each day, from Monday to Saturday, whereupon we can encounter God, receive nourishment through the Word of God which will strengthen us so that we may rise up to meet the challenges of our daily life.
“Looking forward to partaking in our spiritual sharing online.”