Gala 2016

韓大輝總主教-寄語《生命恩泉》

韓大輝總主教

教宗方濟各最近提到傳媒須將真理和慈悲相結合。這話使我想起在多倫多的信仰團體《生命恩泉》,他們通過
不同的媒體和個人的見證傳真理, 宏慈悲。

若望說:「聖言成了血肉,寄居在我們中間;我們見了他的光榮,正如父獨生者的光榮,滿溢恩寵和真理。」(若1:14)

其實, 經文中的「恩寵」正是希伯來文所說的「慈悲」,耶穌正正將慈悲和真理結合於一身。祂所傳播的是來自上主的話語,為人帶來救恩。

誠心祝願《生命恩泉》能秉承基督的精神,將真理和慈悲相結合,「一語天然萬古新,豪華落盡見真淳」!

韓大輝總主教
教廷萬民福音傳播部秘書長

陳金來神父

陳金來神父 的話

親愛的主內弟兄姊妹

我們在此一起慶祝《生命恩泉》週年籌款晚宴。《生命恩泉》依賴華人天主教社區在財政和精神上的支持,今年已是第十一年了。每年,我們都很期待這個週年晚宴,因為多倫多教區核下的五個華人聖堂可趁機會聚首一堂,重申我們對這個華人福傳事工的承擔和感謝。

在這十一年裏,《生命恩泉》的發展和成長,讓我們自身的屬靈健康得益不少,透過收看和收聽那些啟發激勵的電視電台節目、光碟,閱讀宗教書籍、參加屬靈培育課程和講座,我們增強了信德。這些靈修上美好的恩典和恩賜,我們都很容易從《生命恩泉》的電子和印刷傳播渠道獲得,包括互聯網上的面書(Facebook)和YouTube。

這群熱心和有承擔的年輕華人天主教徒,代表著我們這個社區那份愛與生命,我們天主教華人社區,對於天主的這份恩寵將一直心存感激。他們以義工身份喜悅地分享各自的才華、技能、活力、時間,又同時活躍於自己的堂區,堅守信德。

我希望我們教區有更多慷概的年輕人,能投身這個多媒體福傳事工。在這慈悲禧年裏,我邀請你們與我一起向慈悲大愛的天父祈禱,給予《生命恩泉》的員工和義工力量,使它能繼續在這世上,包括在北美和亞洲的華人天主教社區裏,建立並強化天主的王國。

陳金來神父
多倫多總教區華人聖職牧民議會主席
《生命恩泉》神師

Welcome Message from Fr. Peter Chin, C.Ss.r.

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

We are here to celebrate our annual fund-raising Gala for Fountain of Love and Life (FLL). This is the 11th year that FLL has turned to our Chinese Catholic Community for financial and spiritual support. Every year we look forward to this Gala because it is an opportunity for our 5 Chinese parishes in the Archdiocese of Toronto to come together socially to renew our appreciation and commitment to our Chinese Media Ministry.

In FLL’s 11 years of development and growth, our own spiritual health has benefited from the many inspiring radio and television spiritual programs, viewing the DVDs and reading the religious books, strengthen in our faith through the spiritual formation programs and lecture series. All these wonderful spiritual gifts and graces are made easily accessible through FLL’s Electronic and Print Ministry as well as its Internet Ministry of YouTube and Facebook.

Our Chinese Catholic Community will be always thankful to God for blessing us with these dedicated and responsible Chinese Catholic youths who are shining examples of love and life for our community. They joyfully share their talents, skills, energy and time as volunteers and remain faithful and committed members in their various parish ministries.

I hope that more generous youth from our Archdiocese will come forward and dedicate themselves to this Media Ministry of Evangelization. In this Jubilee Year of Mercy, I asked that you join me in prayer to Our Loving and Merciful God to strengthen and empower the staff and volunteers of Fountain of Love and Life so that this Chinese Catholic Media Ministry will continue to build and strengthen God’s Kingdom here on earth and empower our Chinese Catholic Community throughout North America and Asia.

Rev. Peter Chin, C.Ss.r.
Chairperson,
Chinese Pastoral Council Archdiocese of Toronto
FLL Spiritual Director

何庭耀神父 的話Message from Fr. Anthony Ho

Dear Supporters of FLL,

It is with great joy that I welcome all of you to this FLL Gala celebrating another year of God’s abundant blessings upon the Chinese Catholic communities in Canada and our zeal to spread the Good News using FLL as a platform. Although I am not able to join this gala in person, my spirit and prayers are with all of you present tonight.

This past year we have witnessed such drastic and horrific challenges around the world and in particular the persecutions of Christians everywhere, threatening not only the lives of many faithful followers of Christ, but also their freedom to express and live out their faith.

The culture of death has won over the support of many, even Christians, who are confused and it threatens to intoxicate our younger generations with its distorted values. As Catholics, we need to stand up and witness for Christ and the truth and we need to do that in a united fashion using effective means. FLL provides a platform to draw us together and channels to effectively proclaim the truth and the Good News of salvation to many who are thirsting for the truth. I am encouraged that many volunteers in Vancouver as well as in Toronto are working together for this same mission.

We rely on your continuous support and generosity to allow FLL to not only continue to sustain its mission but also to have sufficient resources to develop innovative ways and high-quality programming to face the escalating challenges head on.

Let us be united in spirit, prayers and actions to build the Kingdom of God on earth!

May the peace and blessing of Christ be upon you and your loved ones!

In Christ Jesus,
Rev. Anthony Ho
Spiritual Director of FLL Vancouver

程明聰神父 的話Message from Fr. Francis Ching

“Footsteps of Mercy” reminds us that mercy is not pitying somebody or merely giving money or material assistance. The call to mercy is an invitation from Jesus that begins from our heart – a journey to walk side-by-side with those who are suffering, lonely, confused, lost, sinful or ignorant of God and His love.

Those were the same steps that Jesus took. Those were the same steps He commanded us to take.

It is in taking those steps of mercy with others that we also begin to discover our own poverty and our desperate need for God and His Mercy. How necessary therefore we must forgive and love one another, for "to love another person is to see the face of God.

This year, as we celebrate 11 years of FLL, we also celebrate 11 years of God”s footsteps of mercy with FLL. Thank you Lord for your love and compassion in journey with FLL, sheltering us and growing us.

I also give thanks to God for allowing me to work with some many dedicated staff and volunteers of FLL, especially this last year when I can devote a significant portion of my time with FLL. There is such a need today for the world to know of Your Mercy Lord. Send us more labourers in the vineyard of evangelization!

May the richest blessings from on high fall upon you, FLL staff, volunteers, benefactors and the people they minister to! Amen!

Fr. Francis Ching CC

《生命恩泉》行政總監 Paul Yeung 的話

親愛的的生命恩泉支持者:

我懷著感恩的心情歡迎大家蒞臨生命恩泉的週年晚宴,慶祝我們為華人社區服務的第十一週年。我們感謝天主給予我們機會在這裡以「慈悲的足印」為主題與大家一起慶祝慈悲禧年。

我們將我們的週年晚宴延遲了半年舉行,以騰出我們有限的資源去籌辦於今年一月由華人聖職牧民議會舉辦的慈悲禧年加拿大華人公教徒大會。我們榮幸能有專程由梵蒂岡遠道而來的韓大輝總主教為我們講授有關慈悲的發人深省信息。過千名的參與者當中無一不以專注及雀躍的心情參與大會每個項目,足見他們對信仰知識及培育的渴求!

為回應華人天主教團體對信仰資訊的需要及為響應教宗方濟邀請我們於慈悲禧年中活出慈悲的精神,生命恩泉特別於禧年開始推出了一個同樣以「慈悲的足印」為主題的多媒體項目,每週以短片、及圖像等在社交媒體發放。這些資訊在社交媒體廣泛流傳,更經常被香港的神父及教會團體使用。見到我們製作的資源獲得欣賞及讓各地人士受惠,令我們十分鼓舞。但另一方面,這也對我們在新(社交)媒體及傳統媒體,如電視電台之間,策略性地分配資源時成為一個挑戰。華人天主教徒對於靈修資源的需求以及他們對自己信仰成長的渴求,推使我們製作多些針對教友的資訊。這也就是「新福傳」,而非我們事工一向以來主力向非教徒傳揚福音的「福傳」。當我們明白到團體中的需要時,我們便有責任不斷辨識我們的方向,並尋找在有限的資源下最有效地拓展天國的方法。

我們十分珍惜我們的周年晚宴,因為這是一個好機會,讓我們能親身面對我們的恩人和支持者,跟大家分享我們的願景及發展動向,我們面對的機會及挑戰等。周年晚宴也是生命恩泉籌募經費,好使我們能繼續各位賦與我們的事工的時刻。我們感謝你過往對生命恩泉的慷慨支持。我們深信在未來的日子,我們仍然能與你作福傳的伙伴,一起擁抱天主賜給我們的機會。

願仁慈的天父在這慈悲禧年祝福你和你的家人。

Paul Yeung
《生命恩泉》行政總監

Message from Paul Yeung (Executive Director, Fountain of Love and Life)

Dear guests and FLL supporters,

On behalf of Fountain of Love and Life, I would like to welcome you all to this year”s FLL Annual Gala, celebrating our 11th Anniversary of serving the Chinese communities. We thank God for the opportunity to celebrate the Jubilee Year of Mercy with you at this gala, titled “Footprints of Mercy”.

We postponed our annual gala from fall 2015 to spring 2016 in order to dedicate our limited resources to organize the Chinese Pastoral Council “Jubilee of Mercy – Canada Chinese Catholic Conference” at the beginning of 2016. We were graced with the presence of Archbishop Savio Hon, who came all the way from the Vatican to bring us inspiring messages on Mercy. Over 1,000 Chinese Catholics participated with great attentiveness and enthusiasm in all the activities at the conference. The thirst among Chinese Catholics for spiritual knowledge and nourishment was evident at the event.

In response to the needs of the Chinese Catholic community for spiritual resources and the invitation by Pope Francis to live out the spirit of Mercy in this extraordinary Jubilee, FLL has launched a multimedia campaign “Footprints of Mercy”, which includes weekly mini-courses on mercy in the format of infographics, short inspirational videos and high-impact graphics released on social media. These resources have been widely shared on social media and often shared by priests and ministries in the Hong Kong Diocese. It is encouraging to see that resources that we developed being valued and benefiting a wide audience around the world. On the other hand, it also presents a challenge for us to allocate our resources strategically between new (social) media and traditional media, such as TV and radio.

The need among the Chinese Catholic community for spiritual resources and their yearning for spiritual growth gave rise to the opportunity (and demands) for us to develop more resources for Catholics, which essentially is “new evangelization”, as opposed to “evangelization”, which is spreading the good news to non-believers and which has been our primary focus historically. The realization of the needs in the community makes it necessary for us to continuously discern our direction and discover the most effective means to build the kingdom of God with our limited resources.

We treasure our annual gala as a time for us to personally meet with our benefactors and supporters, to share our vision and our development, our opportunities and our challenges. The Gala is also a time for FLL to raise the necessary funds to continue the mission that you have entrusted to us. We thank you for your generous support for FLL in the past years and we know we can count on your continuous partnership as we embrace new opportunities that God presents to us.

May our merciful Lord bless you and your loved ones in this Jubilee of Mercy!

Sincerely Yours,
Paul Yeung
Executive Director, Fountain of Love and Life

「憐憫」這兩個字, 真的是從心而發的。
– 林嘉華,著名天主教藝人
這些人無家可歸…很難在他們身上看到耶穌。但我們一定要這樣做。
-Timothy Schmalz 著名天主教雕塑家


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