Sharing: The Sixth Youth Gathering of Holy Family Church

With the help of several volunteers, I organized the sixth gathering of Holy Family Church on March 7, 2015  The theme was “Catholic Social Teaching” and was attended by more than 40 youth from different Churches in Shenzhen including the volunteers.  

The registration was begun at 9:30 a.m. Several youths attended the morning Mass. While waiting the gathering, we showed the video of the activities during the youth gatherings.  I prepared the PPT of the flow of the gathering.  Ms. Wu and Xie taught the action song of “把冷漠变成爱” (=Changing the coldness to love) followed by welcoming speech by Fr. Lu.  He led us to sing “把冷漠变成爱“ as our opening prayer.   Here is the link of the video:

Sr. Huang decided to share several the social works in mainland instead of delivering the presentation “Catholic Social Teaching,” which I got from the Justice and Peace Commission of Hong Kong Diocese.

After the sharing, I asked the participants to discuss a charity work while having lunch in a small group.  The charity work should be done together as a small group and they should go back to the Church before 3.00 p.m.  Fr. Lu, Sr. Huang and I had a lunch together.   Four small groups cleaned up the Church including the toilet, one small group picked up garbage at the street and one small group went to Dong Hu Park to distribute Women’s Day card to the students. 

Ms. Deng shared her experiences about her charity works followed by presentation by Ms. Yun about our Bible Study Group.  Ms. Luo led the small group sharing including how they made the decision to do the charity work followed by group reports led by Mr. Wu.  Most of the groups were thinking to pick up garbage at the first place but then they decided to clean the Church.  Everyone on the small group should introduce himself/herself before presenting the small group discussion. 

The youth from St. Francis Xavier Church, the choir of Christ the King Church introduced their group followed by Mr. Wu who introduced Holy Family Youth Gathering.

Fr. Lu said he was moved when he saw the youth picked up garbage at the street.  He summarized the gathering before dinner.  We distributed our 2015 Lenten Campaign Plastic Folder with RMB 5.00 inside and hopefully they will join us do it.

Several youth attended the anticipated Sunday Mass by sitting together on the front rows, several youth were volunteering for the Mass, and most youth went home especially the ones from other Churches. 

Here is the link of the pictures:

Hong Kong, March 25, 2015


Sr. Anastasia B. Lindawati, M.M.

Let’s do simple things with simple love to make God’s love visible