歡迎辭 Welcome messages 2017

陳金來神父歡迎辭

陳金來神父

親愛的《生命恩泉》的朋友和支持者:

我們再一次愉快地聚首一堂,支持《生命恩泉》的週年晚宴。我們每年都很期待這晚宴,因為這晚宴是為慶祝我們大力支持的華人天主教福傳媒體事工所獲得的美滿成果。華人天主教徒都感到高興和自豪。

恭賀《生命恩泉》為天主教華人團體的福傳竭誠服務十二週年。

在這十二年的發展中,《生命恩泉》為多倫多和加拿大華語人士的福傳作出很大的貢獻。眾所周知,《生命恩泉》透過電視、電台、互聯網、DVD帶給我們各項信仰節目,以及CD、宗教書籍和聖物,使我們獲益良多。衷心感謝這些熱心的教友義工為這媒體和傳訊事工,奉獻他們的才華、技能、精力和時間。他們是天主仁愛、正義、和平和喜樂的王國在人間的締造者。

《生命恩泉》的信仰節目感動了許多華人天主教團體,其影響更已經伸延至亞洲。在亞洲,天主教徒屬少數,而天主教信仰節目又被主流媒體所限制。感謝《生命恩泉》,這些團體可透過視頻網 (You-tube),臉書 (Facebook) 及堆特 (Twitter) 去接觸到天主教信仰節目及天主教教理。

我們華人天主教徒應十分感謝天主,召叫了這些充滿熱誠及富責任心的年青教友,努力推動靈修培育。天主把他們帶出來,作為愛與生命的卓越榜樣。天主告訴我們,我們也可以如他們一樣,為媒體福傳事工貢獻自己的才華、技能、精力及時間,合力宣揚及締造天主在人間的仁愛、正義、和平及喜樂的王國。

願天主不斷降福《生命恩泉》。願你們的祈禱、財政上和實際上的支持使這事工繼續發揚光大,並獲得力量,使多倫多及加拿大華語天主教徒的靈性得到更大的成長。

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

Rev. Peter Chin

Dear Friends and Supporters of FLL,

Once again, we come together with great joy to support our Fountain of Love and Life Annual Gala. We look forward to this Gala every year because the experience of this Gala makes us happy and proud to be Chinese Catholics who are firmly supporting the wonderful achievements of this great Chinese Catholic Evangelization Media Ministry.

Congratulations to Fountain of Love and Life (FLL) on its 12th Anniversary of Evangelization and devoted service to the Chinese Catholic Community.

In its twelve years of growth, we have benefited from the many spiritual programs on television, radio and the internet, as well as the DvDs, CDs and religious books and articles that FLL has brought to us. It is common knowledge that FLL had contributed greatly to the work of evangelization among the Chinese-speaking population of Toronto and Canada. A big thank you to these dedicated young Catholics who volunteered their talents, skills, energy and time in this Media and Communication Ministry. They are the builders of God’s Kingdom of Love, Justice, Peace and Joy here on earth.

FLL, through its spiritual programs, has reached out and touched many Chinese Catholic Communities in Asia where Catholics are a minority and Catholic spiritual programs are prohibited in their mainstream media. Thanks to FLL, these communities now have access to Chinese Catholic spiritual programs and Catholic catechism through YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

Our Chinese Catholics should be ever thankful to God for bringing forth these dedicated and responsible young Catholics for promoting spiritual wellness and maturity. God is bringing them forward as shining examples of love and life. God is telling us that we, too, could be like them by contributing our talents, skills, energy and time in this media evangelization ministry, and so help to communicate and build God’s Kingdom of Love, Justice, Peace and Joy here on earth.

May God always continue to bless Fountain of Love and Life. May your prayers, financial and physical support continue to strengthen and empower this Ministry for the greater spiritual growth of the Chinese-speaking Catholic population of Toronto and Canada.

Rev. Peter Chin C.Ss.R.
Spiritual Director
Fountain of Love and Life

Welcome message from Fr. Anthony Ho

Dear friends and benefactors,

Thank you for supporting FLL by your participation at the annual Gala Dinner. The theme of this year is “The Symphony of God’s Love”. This year is also the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima. The message of Our Lady is “Light for a Dark World”. The message of Our Lady challenges us to be light in the world through prayer and sacrifice. Let us remember that we can support the work of evangelization daily with our prayer and sacrifice.

By the grace of God, all of us can be part of the beautiful symphony of the love of God. FLL ministry helps bringing Chinese Catholics together for the work of evangelization. The canonization of the two little children of Fatima this year is a powerful reminder of the universal call to holiness and the universal call to mission for all the baptized. Through the intercession and protection of Our Lady of Fatima, may the works of FLL flourish, and the symphony of the love of God resounded throughout the world.

In Christ Jesus,

Rev. Anthony Ho
Spiritual Director of FLL Vancouver

Welcome message from Fr. Francis Ching

Twelve years ago, when the Lord called this group of young people to evangelize through the media, they did not know where it was leading. They only knew it was necessary, and they got nothing to lose.

Soon after, they found themselves woefully inadequate with skill, resources, and manpower. So God provided them with supporters and enthusiasts, and it dawned on them that FLL is to be volunteer-based, that we were to learn to evangelize together.

And the opportunity came when we were given air time on the mainstream Chinese TV and radio stations. All of a sudden, the harvest seemed plentiful, the opportunity seemed ripe. Let us gather more labourers.

We found ourselves expanding, stretching, hiring, outreaching, and experimenting with many new avenues of spreading the Word of God. We started our bookstore, we hosted musical shows, conferences, workshops. We not only wanted to evangelize, we wanted to train evangelizers; we wanted more people to get more skillful in passing on the Good News!

And then we got our own charter, an independent lay charitable organization for Chinese Catholics.

Today, we are not only viewed by Chinese all over North America, but also in Hong Kong, Taiwan, New Zealand, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, and increasingly mainland China.

And more and more of them are coming back for more: for they have tasted the Truth and have encountered the Lord, and they now hunger for more.

Yet today, we often wonder, how are all these possible? We are still short of money, short of manpower, inadequate in management, and the needs are ever expanding. In many ways, we are just as unclear about the path ahead as we first started 12 years ago. But one thing is certain: our trust in God in this enterprise has grown stronger, for we have seen miracles. We know FLL is in God’s hands.

Thank you God for the miracle of FLL. Thank you for you the supporters and benefactors. May God richly bless FLL with the resources and personnel it needs to carry on His work!

Rev. Francis Ching, CC
Content & Formation Advisor

Paul Yeung歡迎辭

我懷著喜悅和感恩的心,歡迎大家蒞臨《生命恩泉》週年晚宴,一同慶祝天主賜給天主教華人社區的恩寵, 特別是祂創造的福傳工具 —《生命恩泉》— 一個屬於大家的事工。

「大家」正正就是我們這獨特的平信徒事工十二年以來的寫照。《生命恩泉》的成果源自一群熱心的兄弟姊妹,渴求將基督救恩的禮物與他人分享。事實上,《生命恩泉》這個以團體及義工為基礎的平信徒事工,是透過由不同堂區、背景、層面,擁有不同神恩及經驗的人的積極參與而塑造出來的。天主對我們的福傳召叫是恆常不變,但有效的實踐方法卻日新月異。藉此,天主訓練我們要時刻懂得辨識祂的心意,靈活變通地回應不斷變化的需求。因此,《生命恩泉》的工作和運作模式這些年來不斷蛻變 — 既因為我們要與瞬息萬變的世界互動,亦是透過歷練及錯誤中逐漸成長之成果。這種種需求令《生命恩泉》的同工和義工都承受著巨大的壓力,而可用的資源也越發緊拙。在同一時間,全球各地華人社區對《生命恩泉》的回應及華語福傳熱切的需求擴闊了我們的視野。《生命恩泉》樂意受邀邁進一個新的領域,但亦深感我們的局限和不足。在聖神帶領下,我們構思了一個新概念,也啟發我們構想到這個晚宴的主題 — 主愛的樂章。

這個新概念有賴各位積極的參與才能成就,祈望大家響應我們邀請各位參與這「樂團」的呼籲。天主賜給每人不同的恩賜(如各種才能、時間、財富),而每人都可以貢獻自己這些恩賜而參與其中,當我們團結地融合在一起,定能和諧地演奏天主愛的樂章。要成功奏出這樂章,關鍵就在於「團結合一」。只要我們萬眾一心,定可眾志成城,天主教華人必可改變世界。讓我們用謙卑而開放的心去跟隨聖神的「指揮」,一同實現傳播主愛這共同理想!
天主將「管理員」和「福傳者」的角色給予我們, 讓我們別掉以輕心,好好善用我們的塔冷通去傳佈天主的福音。

「各人應依照自己所領受的神恩,彼此服事,
善做天主各種恩寵的管理員。」 (伯多祿前書 4:10)

我們都是天主給世界賞賜的禮物之管理員,而非擁有者。讓我們不要根據自己的益處,卻要跟隨天主的旨意,善用這些恩賜「去使萬民成為門徒。」﹝瑪竇福音 28:19﹞

共融於主內,

Paul Yeung
《生命恩泉》行政總監

Welcome message from Paul Yeung

Dear guests and FLL supports,

With immense joy and gratitude, I welcome all of you to join this FLL Annual Gala to celebrate the enormous blessings God has bestowed on the Chinese Catholic community, and in particular, His created vehicle of evangelization, Fountain of Love and Life, of which all of you are a part.

Indeed, YOU are what characterized this unique lay apostolate started 12 years ago. The fruits of FLL are always the result of a passionate group of brothers and sisters, who are eager to extend the gift of Christ to others. It is the active participation of people from different parishes, background and walks of life, and with a variety of charisms and experiences that mold this community and volunteer-based apostolate. While the calling to evangelize is constant, the means to do so effectively is ever changing. Through this, God has trained us to be discerning in nature to respond to the changing needs. That is the reason why our work and our model have been evolving through the years – partly because we need to adapt, and partly because of our learning and growth through trials and errors. All these demands have put enormous pressure on staff and volunteers, stretching thin our already limited resources. At the same time, the responses to our global outreach have shown us there is much need in the global Chinese community and have further widened our vision. We feel we are invited to venture again into another uncharted territory, yet at the same time, are humbled by our own limitations. With the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we have envisioned a new model, which gave rise to the theme of this gala — the Symphony of God’s love.

The success of this new model counts on your active participation. We are extending invitations to everyone of you to join this “orchestra”. Every person has been graced by God with various gifts (talents, time, and treasures) and can meaningfully contribute to His symphony. We can spread God’s love in unison through a harmonious blending of various gifts. The key to success hinges on one major factor — UNITY. If we are UNITED and we WORK TOGETHER with a SHARED VISION, we Chinese Catholics can MAKE A DIFFERENCE in this world. Let us think out of the box and be open to any invitation by and submit humbly to the guidance of the Holy Spirit, who is the conductor of this orchestra of God’s love for the world. Our God-given roles as a good STEWARD and an active EVANGELIST should never be taken lightly.

“As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another,
as good stewards of God’s varied grace.” (1 Peter 4:10)

We are stewards, not owners, of the gifts entrusted to us to manage on earth. Let’s use the gifts not according to our own benefits, but according to His will, to make disciples of all nations (Matt. 28:19).

United in the Risen Lord,

Paul Yeung

Executive Director, Fountain of Love and Life