On 30 June, S6 graduates assembled at the College hall for a thanksgiving mass. At the Mass, the Vicar General of the Hong Kong Catholic Diocese, Rev Dominic Chan, reminded us that graduation is worth rejoicing. According to the Scripture read on this occasion, Genesis 17: 1, 9-10, 15-22, it is captured that Yahweh Himself took the initiative to establish a covenant with Abraham and his wife, Sarah. The gist of such a Bible reading is all about Yahweh’s initiative to bless His people. Likewise, a Sacred Heartist is essentially blessed having been nurtured in the big Canossian family. The fact that many of us have made friends with each other since kindergarten, primary school or secondary school is one of the gifts. Another gift comes from the influence the Canossian sisters and teachers have on us, through their words or deeds, one way or another. Besides this, graduates are instilled with Catholic core values, such as respect for life, calling to serve life, following Jesus, The Way, The Truth and The Life. Our lives are purpose-driven and God-given.

On the altar, the S6 graduates came up with a collage, with seed, seedlings, tree, woodpecker, land and sunbeam that form an agrarian theme of farming. To the graduates, their education here is certainly about sacrifices, care and labour.

Rev Dominic Chan blessed every graduate while Sr Veronica, the Principal presented each graduate with a gift. Homeroom teachers expressed their best wishes for them after that.


Following the Mass, the witty graduates amused the audience with a series of videos, filled with adapted lyrics in lyrical or funky music. Teachers joined them on stage to give us an entertaining performance. The programme ended with a round of school song.

Notice to Graduates 2017

If you have any remaining deposits on your PPS accounts, we would appreciate it if you could submit your PPS balance refund application before 30 June 2017. You could either collect the money in person or donate it to the school’s ‘Fund for Student Development’.

Please download the PPS Balance Refund Application Form from the school website and return the completed form to the School Office by fax or via email.  After 30 June 2017, any unclaimed deposits will be allocated to the Fund for Student Development as donations.

Your cheque or donation receipt will be available at the School office for collection from 6 to 14 July 2017 (Monday to Friday, 0900-1730).

Thank you for your attention.

Between 2 and 8 May, we reserved a week to immerse ourselves in the vision and work of St Magdalena of Canossa, foundress of the Canossian Family of Daughters and Sons of Charity.  The Catholic Society arranged a series of thoughtful workshops and activities on making gifts for mothers and contemplating on the impact of a small act of kindness.

On the eighth, the feast day of St Magdalene, Sr Agnes, the School Supervisor, marked the beginning of the celebration with the theme of the year, Salt of the Earth  Light of the World.  She made it clear that it is a choice to be a changing agent.  She borrowed many examples in our daily life when a small act of kindness would warm a heart.  She cautioned us against leading a complacent life, that many inventors and social reformers were years ahead of their time in realising the importance of an idea.  St Magdalena of Canossa, likewise, was no exception to this. Her initiative to reach out for the stray kids despite her prestigious status and family reputation gave ‘spiritual life’ a different definition from that of similar convents and monasteries of her time.

In the afternoon, we had a mass celebrating the gift bestowed on us through St Magdalena and her charities. Rev. Father Philip Chan, the celebrant of the mass, threw a list of did-you-know questions at the audience. Did you know in which year St Magdalena was born and rest in peace? Did you know in which year she was canonized? Did you know which verses Pope John Paul II choose on October 2, 1988 for her canonization? Some of the answers were on the programme of the mass.

Rev. Father Chan called for our awareness of the spirit of sacrifice and devotion to serve the destitute within our reach.  He appealed to our keeping big hearts even after graduation.  In the end of the sermon, Rev. Father Philip bade us witness Jesus together with peace-loving nature and compassion.

The students responded in the mass with bottles of salt symbolising salt of the Earth and candles symbolising light of the world. We prayed in unison for the devastated in war-torn places and refugee camps, leaders who would restore dignity to their people with compassion and integrity, relief work and selfless workers who devote their lives for the victims, families in which members look after each other, the newly baptized who would pursue a spiritual life, teachers and students who seek the meaning of life and follow Jesus.

On 21 April, we celebrated the resurrection of Jesus at the college hall.  The programme shed light on our calling to be the salt of the Earth and light of the world.

There was a video on the parable of the salt and the light, revealing the truth about being seen as Jesus’ disciples. We were reminded that the true spirit of Easter is all about a renewal of our awareness as true witnesses of Jesus through our small acts of kindness.  It is believed that small steps would bring ultimate change.

To illustrate this, our school invited Mr Copperfield, a magician volunteer who has engaged himself in sharing the gospel with children, youths and the public through magic shows since 2007. The enthusiastic magician aims to establish a volunteer group with strong interest in magic and empower them with the confidence to spread the gospel. The fascinating magician demonstrated a few tricks connected to redemption, hope and renewal.

The programme finished with devotions.  We said prayer and sang Pass it on in response to what we have learnt from Mr Copperfield.

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