Christmas Celebration 1516 Featured

At Christmas we commemorated the birth of Christ Jesus by reviewing the familiar Biblical accounts about Him.  Students brought us back to the Old Testament, where prophets announced that God had forgiven the sins of the chosen people despite their acts of worshipping idols. In the New Testament, the prophecy was actualised when His only son, Jesus Christ was sent to save us from our sins.

 

With the stories, we reflected on the message about God’s mercy. We were invited to forgive and let go of the grudges against people. We were asked to reflect on how profound such love God has bestowed on us, the condemned and considered us righteous.

 

On the theme of redemption from revenge and rage, we navigated into Ms. Pauline Sung’s special ministry in the previous years. Ms. Sung has been a volunteer in the Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong Lay Provision Evangelical Organization. She has served in the Ma Hang Prison and Stanley Prison. In 2010, she joined the Creation and Rehabilitation Project. This project aims at allowing the inmates to participate in art and design to reflect on what they have done wrong and to face the future life in a positive way.

 

The Christmas celebration programme further deepened our understanding about forgiving. ‘Unforgiveness is like cancer,’ asserted Mrs. Johnson who lost her son in a gunshot.  After enduring years of torment, the grievous mother reached out to the convict and made friend with him. To our surprise, Mrs Johnson lived just next door to the young man. She has made herself a genuine neighbour of someone in desperate need of forgiveness. It has brought happiness, peace, hope and a better change. There are many ways for us to show mercy to people but there is no greater mercy than God’s pardoning and redemption. Christmas bears the significant message of forgiveness for peace and hope.

 

After the Celebration, our Student Council took over the stage and engaged us into interactive quizzes with teachers, including Ms Leung Hoi Yan, Miss Irene Yung, Miss Hung Ching Ying, Mr Thomas Hung, Mr Thomas Hung and Mr Joe Wong.

 

Sr Veronica, together with the Vice-Principals and Assistant Principal, gave out gifts for different classes.

 

After the Hall programme, classes gave parties and shared with each other the fun of the season.  Class representatives introduced to the adjudicators who visited the classes for the Christmas board competition.  It was followed by teacher-student friendly match in the playground.