A Catholic Parish in the Diocese of Hong Kong

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PARISH HISTORY

Epiphany Church, Mui Wo

DSC_0342Parish Anniversary Prayers

Gracious God we give thanks as we celebrate the first anniversary of Epiphany parish. We celebrate all the joys that we had in the past year. We celebrate all the happy times, all the accomplishments, and all the triumphs. Thank You, Lord, for blessing us.

We acknowledge that there have been, and still continue to have, struggles and painful moments. Yet we have travelled together under Your protection and love. Thank You, Lord, for being with us in good times and bad. We ask, Lord, that You would continue to protect us, guide us and sustain us as we go forth in our life in faith as one family in this parish.  

We are thankful to the support we have received from our Diocese as well as local community that have allowed us to do the work of furthering God’s Kingdom here in Mui Wo and beyond. We continue to pray for the guidance of the Holy Spirit to work through us in ministries in our local community as well as those beyond our boundaries

Loving God, we offer unto You a prayer of thanks and ask Your blessing on all those who have served and worked in this Church in the past years. We pray that You will deepen within each of us a sense of gratitude for the many sacrifices made for us by those who have gone before us, and thereby find this parish a place of spiritual renewal and nourishment.

Gracious God, as we celebrate our past and rejoice in our present, we also look forward with eager eyes to the future. We pray that You would continue to make Your love known among us. Give us a zeal for mission. Help us to look beyond our walls to those who do not know You. Make this church a blessing to those around us, and strengthen us to move forward with courage toward what lies ahead.

We give You thanks for Your grace in calling us to be Your people, for Your love revealed to us in Christ Your Son, for Your gift of the Spirit and the joy of salvation: We give thanks for all who have been members of this congregation, those who have given freely of their time, energy and wealth, and for those whose wisdom guided our congregation: We give thanks for all who have preached and taught here.

We seek the powerful intercession of Blessed Virgin Mary, Our Mother and of St. Antony Mary Claret our Patron that we may filled with the love of Christ and always remain a centre of hope and charity for one another and for all those people who live around us. Amen!

Our Father ….

Hail Mary ….

Glory Be to the Father …

主顯堂—堂區一周年慶祝禱文

慈悲寬仁的天主,在慶祝主顯堂成立一周年的時候,我們感謝你。我們慶祝在過去一年所有的喜樂、所有的愉快時光,所有完成的工作及所有的成就。天主感謝你對我們的祝福。

我們承認曾經歷過及仍然會繼續有的奮鬥和痛苦的時刻;然而,我們在你的保護和慈愛下一起度過。主、感謝你在我們的順境及逆境時與我們同在。主,懇求祢繼續保護、帶領及支持我們,好讓我們生活在信仰內,在堂區如同一個家庭。

我們感謝教區及本地團體對我們的支持,使我們在梅窩及其以外地區拓展天主的國。我們繼續祈求聖神的引導,透過我們的職務,去服務本地的團體及其以外地區。

慈愛的上主,我們獻上感謝的禱詞,祈求你祝福所有在過去多年曾在本堂服務及工作的人。我們祈求你深化我們每一個人,讓我們對曾經為我們作出很多犧牲,早我們而去的人致以感激之情,從而使這個堂區成為靈性更新和滋養的地方。

慈悲寬仁的天主,當我們慶祝過去和喜樂於現在時,我們同樣懷著渴望之情期待未來。我們祈求祢繼續讓祢的愛臨於我們當中,賜我們有傳教的熱忱,幫助我們與那些不認識你的人除去隔膜;使這個教會成為我們周圍的人的祝福,並加強我們向前邁進的勇氣。

我們感謝你的恩典召叫我們成為你的人民,感謝祢的愛在祢的兒子基督身上顯露出來,感謝聖神的恩賜和救恩的喜樂:我們感謝所有已經成為這個修會的成員,那些奉獻出時間,精力和財富的人,以及那些以智慧引導我們修會的人:我們感謝所有曾在這裏宣講及教導的人。

我們懇求天上的母親童貞聖母瑪利亞和我們的主保聖安道.瑪利亞.柯樂仁為我們轉禱,讓我們充滿基督的愛,為他人及為所有住在我們周圍的人,時常保持是一個有希望和慈善的中心。亞孟。

As early as 1970’s, the religious community in Mui Wo rented a small village house in 51 Chung Hau Street as the chapel. A priest who resided in Tai O Church came every week for the Sunday mass in Mui Wo.

The chapel was once named “Jesus, the Holy Child Chapel”. Although its origin could not be traced, people remembered that there was once a nicely carved baby Jesus statue placed in the church, which was a gift by another chapel during renovation.  Bishop John Wu re-named the Chapel as “Epiphany Chapel” in 1987.

On 1 November 2015 the Claretian Missionaries began a new mission in Hong Kong, probably 487th House of the Congregation which serves in 63 countries around the world. The new parish is in the farthest periphery of Hong Kong, a tiny Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China(PRC).

梅窩主顯堂

在大嶼山梅窩的主顯堂是香港教區的天主教堂。早於七十年代,修會團體在梅窩忠孝街51號租了一間小村屋,用作小聖堂。住在大澳聖堂的一位神父,每主日都會到梅窩主持彌撒。

小堂曾命名為「聖穌聖嬰小堂」。雖然其來源無法考究,但有人回憶,在聖堂內曾經有一個雕刻精美的聖嬰像。這聖像是此堂裝修期間,由另一間小堂送來的禮物。胡振中主教於1987年將此小堂重新命名為「主顯堂」。

宗座外方傳教修會(PIME)、聖母獻主會(OMI)及聖言會(SVD)的傳教士曾先後服務此堂區多年,在牧民及靈性上照顧信友的需要。

香港包括九龍半島及263個島嶼,面積超過500平方公里。最大的島嶼是大嶼山,其次是香港島。雖然大嶼山是香港最大的島嶼及「遠離」城市,但整個大嶼山只有一個堂區並設有七個彌撒中心,為神父要到不同的彌撒中心,存在著很大的挑戰。

2015年香港教區頒佈法令,分拆現存的大嶼山堂區,在南大嶼山建立一個新堂區。因而新的主顯堂成立,地理面積佔大嶼山的一半,並有坪州的和平之后小堂及大澳的聖母永助小堂。

於2015年11月1日諸聖節,聖母聖心愛子會(CMF)的馬浩恩神父(Fr. Josekutty Mathew)及羅庇道神父(Fr. Alberto Rossa)接管了新的堂區。

Priests of the Parish

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Fr. Josekutty Mathew, CMF
A Claretian Missionary

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Fr. Alberto Santiago Rossa, CMF
A Claretian Missionary

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Fr. Ezakias Anthonyswamy, CMF
A Claretian Missionary

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