Hong Kong #4
9/6/22: HK4 was a great success, and we all loved the palanca so many of you sent. Thank you!
Dear Aussie Cursillistas
Thank you for continuing to include us as honorary members of Anglican Cursillo Australia!
As you know, we were unable to hold HK#3 in 2020 due to the virus. We now have a date for this year, it’s planned for June 11-14. We also have a backup date in case we’re still not clear of the virus and able to meet freely by then, and the backup dates are September 30-October 3.
I think I mentioned in my last email that our new Archbishop Andrew Chan has gladly agreed to be our sponsoring bishop for HK Cursillo. Matthias who you met, who was Dean of our Cathedral, is now our Bishop of HK Island Diocese, and he will attend HK#3 as a participant. I’m glad to report that we now have 3 established small groups meeting once a fortnight on Zoom, on Tuesday morning 8am, Tuesday lunchtime, and Thursday evening 8pm. Zoom has really helped us to establish these groups more firmly, because it’s so much easier for our small community, living in scattered parts of the territory, to meet online. I tell the Cursillistas that the small groups are the lifeblood of Cursillo.
We are working to spread Cursillo beyond the English-speaking parishes and into the much larger Chinese-speaking Anglican community. TK and I will make a short presentation to clergy and lay people from Hong Kong Island parishes on March 6th, and then on May 13th Fr Robert, Alison, Evelyn and I will make a more detailed presentation to the diocesan clergy. We hope that the spark you lit when you generously gifted Cursillo to us will grow into a brighter flame.
Feb 2021 update on Hong Kong #3
Hong Kong #1
In mid-October 2018, 3 of us from Tasmania joined the team of 13 from Australia and 2 locals to introduce Cursillo to the Anglican Church in Hong Kong. Margaret, Jane and I were all blown away by the generosity of people: the Tasmanian Fourth Day Community before we left and the folk in Hong Kong once we arrived there. We had an amazing time and were very much aware of the Spirit's presence throughout. Everyone involved, both team and participants, felt incredibly blessed. The participants were especially moved by the number of people who didn't know them, but had still sent them notes of encouragement and assurance of prayers.
Please continue to pray for the Cursillistas of Hong Kong as they prepare to run Hong Kong 2 in October 2019. May the Lord use the Movement to bring great renewal and blessing to the Dioceses of Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui.
Ultreya! Shirley Tongue