Ampleforth Centre for Theology and Spirituality
ACTS Hong Kong offers events for all those who seek God to explore the faith in an atmosphere of acceptance and open hospitality.
Events will be conducted in English.
Introduction to Roman Catholic Ethics
For Teenagers - Friday, November 6, 2015 , 6 to 8 PM / FREE
For Adults - Saturday, November 7, 2015 , 10 to 12 PM / FREE
Honeyville Canossian Retreat House
57 Mount Davis Road | Mount Davis, Hong Kong
Registration by email:
Speaker/Facilitator - Mr Simon Hull
Simon Hull is a lecturer at Nagasaki Junshin Catholic University in Kyushu, Japan. He holds degrees from the University of Cambridge and Harvard University, and taught Theology at Ampleforth College prior to moving to East Asia. He is closely involved in Japan’s current bid to list Nagasaki’s churches as UNESCO World Heritage sites, and recently published an article in The Japan Times on this issue. He also translates documents for the Archbishop of Nagasaki from Japanese to English, some of which are sent to the Vatican. He has a special interest in Catholicism in Asia, especially Nagasaki and Macau.
Why should I attend this event?
Many young Catholics in Hong Kong do not attend Catholic schools, and many Catholics, both young and old, lack opportunities to dive deeper into the rich traditions and teachings of our Church.
ACTS Hong Kong is an innovative mission to young Catholics and all who seek God, in partnership with Ampleforth College. We aim to provide a place for Catholics to explore and examine the teachings of our faith, in an atmosphere of open hospitality and welcome.
ACTS Hong Kong is preparing to offer a full course in Christian Theology (including a study of Roman Catholic Ethics and St. Mark’s Gospel) as taught at Ampleforth College. We plan to begin in September 2016, for both teenagers and adults. In this taster lesson, we present one topic from the Ethics course, so that you can experience a class first hand, and decide if you would like to enrich your learning by joining us for the full course.
Our teenagers, and most of us, are lucky to live in a time of peace and with a stable government, but the world is a volatile place. Watching the News reminds us that conflict is never far away. This event is an opportunity to look at the world we live in through the eyes of our faith, and to examine the experience of war in the light of carefully considered moral values.
COME AND SEE, and begin your spiritual journey with the Benedictines of Ampleforth and ACTS Hong Kong.
Green Minibus #54, Central Ferry Piers - Queen Mary Hospital
Green Minibus #54M, Kennedy Town MTR - Queen Mary Hospital
CityBus #1, Happy Valley - Felix Villa
CityBus #43M, Tin Wan - Shek Tong Tsui
Airport Bus #A10, Hong Kong International Airport - Ap Lei Chau
Live Crib - A Christmas Nativity Procession by Candlelight
Sacred Heart Catholic Church | Sai Kung, Hong Kong
Free and Open to All
Origin of the Live Crib
The inspiration for the Live Crib comes from St. Francis of Assisi, who celebrated Christmas 800 years ago, by setting up the first known nativity scene with live animals in the Church at Greccio near Assisi in Italy.
He used only straw, a manger, an ox and a donkey to help people to experience the humanity of Jesus through all our senses: by seeing, smelling, hearing the stable.
So in honour of our first Pope Francis, we are delighted to welcome you all to our ACTS Hong Kong Live Crib.
Starting Point: Sacred Heart Church