As the Year "Amoris Laetitia Family" is about to begin, the Diocesan Fund-raising Commission for Church Building and Development has received two types of multi-coloured illuminous lamps from donors for charity sale and for helping the faithful to meditate on the good examples of St Joseph and the Holy Family.

The "Joy of Love" Year of the Family will begin on the Feast of St Joseph on 19 March 2021 and conclude on 26 June 2022 on the occasion of the X World Meeting of Families to be held in Rome. As Cardinal John Tong said in his 2021 Pastoral Letter for Lent, "The year-long celebration will emphasize the importance in the family of prayer, affection, forgiveness, tenderness and adherence to the will of God."

The "Holy Family" sets a perfect example for families. In the midst of aridity and challenges, the family supported one another and overcame difficulties with love and faith. St Joseph was a man of few words but through his perseverance and acceptance of his duty as the "protector" of the family, he collaborated with God in His salvation plan. In the contemporary world, we pray especially for the intercession of St Joseph and the Holy Family to help address the various situations in life.

Charity sale price for the illuminous lamps is HKD200 per item. Interested parties may subscribe through their parish or ministry, WhatsApp or call us at 5291 4295.

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