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Just before Christmas, the APCs organised a Christmas evangelization programme at the Home of Love …
The APCs made use of the Book Fair to spread the Good News to the visitors …
On the first Sunday of Advent, the APCs celebrated an early Christmas with the young girls in ...
The APCs went to the Home of Love of the Missionaries of Charity for evangelization…
The APCs participated in the iTalk, introducing the Pauline Family and recommending books DVDs etc to the visitors ….
The APCs visited an old folks home in Tai Po …
The APCs celebrated Christmas with the disadvantaged in Yaumatei again …
The APCs joined the Missionaries of Charity’s party for their regular “food guests”…
The APCs showed their loving concern for the spiritual welfare of the homeless people …
A group of APCs stood at various street corners and pavements in Mongkok …
Working alongside the Sisters in book displays
Learning and growing
Bonding and sharing
Our annual Christmas project this year was visiting an old folks home in Tai Po. Through the program arrangement of our beloved cooperator Ivy Tse, together with Sister Grace, our spiritual director and ten of our Pauline Cooperators, we arrived at the home at 9:45 am carrying bags of Christmas gifts for the elderly. The weather was wet and cold but it didn't dampen our Christmas spirit to bring joy and cheer to the old folks, our little corporal works of mercy! Of course we never fail to exercise our charism of spiritual works of mercy by telling them the story of the First Christmas, two thousand years ago…
For me, this year's Christmas project was unlike the past four years as I felt the Holy Spirit removing all the obstacles and preconceived ideas of "just another routine volunteer project"! I was moved to see their warm welcome, waiting for us and thanking us for visiting them. When I participated wholeheartedly in the carolling with the elderly, I could feel their joy and the genuine laughter which must be very much lacking in the not so happy place. I did not only hear but listened with empathy to their grievances of abandonment, rejection and fear of the future. As I walked down the hall of the Home for the Aged, I, too, experienced fear of my own future! But, unlike the non-
This Christmas project is a reminder for me that life is very fragile and there are lots of corporal and spiritual works of mercy waiting for me to do...
By Cheryl Pong
The Home for the Aged in Taipo
Telling the Christmas story
Telling the Christmas story
A little gift for answering it right!
Singing the Christmas story with the melody of the Chinese opera 《帝女花 》
Singing “Jingle Bells” in Cantonese
Presenting them with our little gifts
They were so happy with our little gifts!
They enjoyed our care and attention.
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