歡迎辭 Welcome messages 2018

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:

我們懷著喜樂和感恩的心,一同慶祝及支持《生命恩泉》傳揚福音及為我們華人天主教社區的教友竭誠服務的十三週年。

過去十三年,我們見證了《生命恩泉》由一群熱心教友的夢想,發展成為一個運用各種媒體的事工,將福音帶到世界不同的角落。能成為他們在電台、電視及互聯網發放的靈修及福傳節目的受惠者,我們很感恩。這些製作增強了華人天主教徒團體的信德,而我們亦變得更喜樂。

今天,《生命恩泉》的觀眾和聽眾都能感受到他們的信仰重新活躍起來。他們的信仰已不單只是個人的修為,而是發揮着無私奉獻的精神,熱誠投入地傳播福音。透過接觸社會上最需要幫助的人,各人亦見證了活出信仰的喜樂。《生命恩泉》有改變受眾心靈的力量,使他們成為基督堅定的傳教士。

祝願《生命恩泉》的前景光明。我祈求各華人天主教徒能一如以往,繼續支持《生命恩泉》的多媒體福傳事工,我亦深信主將百倍賞報一貫慷慨支持《生命恩泉》工作的各位主內兄弟姊妹。

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,

It’s with great joy and thanksgiving that we come together to celebrate and support Fountain of Love and Life (FLL) on its 13th anniversary of evangelization and devoted service to the Chinese Catholic community.

In this past 13 years, we have witnessed Fountain of Love and Life progressed from the dream of a few committed Catholics to a brilliant media and communication ministry reaching out to many countries in the world. We are so thankful to be the beneficiaries of the many spiritual and evangelization programs on radio, television and the internet. The faith of the Chinese Catholic community is strengthened and we become more joyful as a result of these programs.

Today, many listeners and viewers of FLL experience their Faith coming alive again. Their faith is no longer a purely personal affair but a dynamic faith of volunteerism and commitment to spreading the Good News of the Gospel. They witnessed and celebrate their faith by reaching out to those who are most in need of their help in our community. FLL has the power to change the minds and hearts of its listeners and viewers and turning them into dedicated missionaries for Christ.

The future is bright and promising for FLL. My prayers and hope are that our Chinese Catholic community will continue to generously support FLL in this multi-media ministry and I am confident that God will reward you a hundredfold for your continued support and generosity.

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

Welcome message from Fr. Anthony Ho

Dear friends and benefactors,

The theme of this year FLL Gala is Faith Alive 信•飛揚. On this occasion, let us give thanks to almighty God for the gift of Catholic faith and for the privilege of participating in the work of evangelization.

Here in Vancouver, we are excited of the new initiative of having monthly recollection on First Thursday evening at St. John the Apostle Parish. With Holy Mass, Adoration, meditation and spiritual talk, our participants strive to deepen one’s interior life and thus better equip for mission. We also pray especially for the work of evangelization.

Thank you for supporting FLL! This ministry has brought together Chinese Catholics from different locations and backgrounds. May we continue to work and pray together for the spreading of the Gospel.

May God bless you and your loved ones!

In Christ Jesus,

Rev. Anthony Ho
Spiritual Director of FLL Vancouver

Welcome message from Fr. Francis Ching

“Forever I will sing of your mercies, O Lord!” (Ps 89:1)

One of the privileges of being part of FLL is to be able to spread the conversion stories of the many wonderful individuals we encounter. Whether it be the story of a canonized saint or of an ordinary lay person, in the telling of their simple story, we encounter a glimpse of the extraordinary wonders of God.

Perhaps it is in the telling of a story that we can see most readily how God is alive today. This testimony is a living Gospel. It has the power to strike our soul: it evokes hope and it makes our faith come alive as well.

This is what FLL has been doing for the past thirteen years. And in my many trips visiting Chinese communities all over the world, I received the same echo whenever I mentioned FLL: “Thank you for the good work. Please keep it up!”

Today’s news channels are obsessed with bad news and relativistic opinions. It is not easy to find good news and truth. Thank you FLL and all its members, for your courage and commitment to let God’s voice be proclaimed!

And thank you all for your spiritual and financial support toward FLL. FLL can only do what their resources allow them. If we were to be able to continue this work, we will need to be able to afford more staff and more space — for growing our Mandarin programming, for volunteers’ fellowship, for training and formation.

May the Lord raise up more benefactors, and may the Lord also raise our generosity in this important work of evangelization. And may the Lord richly reward you!

Rev. Francis Ching, CC
Content & Formation Advisor

Paul Yeung歡迎辭

我以喜樂及感恩的心歡迎大家蒞臨今晚《生命恩泉》的晚宴,一起讚頌天主在過去十三年給予《生命恩泉》的種種恩典及賜予,以及交託給我們去把祂的愛傳遍普世的使命。

今年晚宴的主題是「信•飛揚」(Faith Alive)。信仰是天賜的禮物,是應當去慶祝、見證、及宣揚!一個活潑的信仰能使生命鼓舞飛揚,帶領我們跨越自我為主創新猷!透過這個主題,我們希望鼓勵我們所有人都充分地和喜樂地活出我們的信仰,並結出豐盛的果實。當我們的信仰躍動起來時,我們會渴望與他人分享,及為團體中的弟兄姊妹服務,成為基督真正的福傳使徒 (missionary disciples)。

經過多年參與傳播福音的使命,我們逐漸認識到,我們天主教徒如何看待自己的信仰很大程度上塑造了我們整個信仰團體的特徵,並且是我們能否成功地在我們的堂區和天主教團體中培育出傳教渴望(missionary eagerness)的取決因素。

藉著洗禮每位天主子民成為門徒,皆以傳教為重的(參閱瑪28:19)。所有受洗者,無論他們在教會內有何職位、有何信仰培育水準,都是福傳的執行者。一個福傳計畫只由受過專業訓練的人去執行,而其餘信徒只作被動地順從,這樣則不足以面對福傳。新福傳召喚每個受洗者都要作個人的委身。
(《福音的喜樂》120)

為了響應教宗方濟各在福音的喜樂(Evangelii Gaudium)的呼籲,在我們致力於製作高質素天主教福傳媒體製作的基礎上,《生命恩泉》同時正投放更多精力及資源去培訓福傳使徒。我們深信這是聖神的推動,叫我們不單要在媒體福傳製作方面投放資源,
同時亦要照顧教友於福傳方面的培育。因此我們不但需要重組我們的運作模式,亦需要更多的資源。聖神促使我們成為祂的工具,將所有天賜的人力和經濟資源以及忠誠的合作夥伴匯集起來,以實現這個受主委託的願景。所以,我請求你們慷慨支持我們的需要,好使我們能夠繼續藉著一眾受過培訓的福傳使徒宣揚上主對世界的愛。

上主給予我們每人一個使命,亦召叫我們成為新世代的聖人。我們對自己的信仰、角色以及與上主的關係的看法決定了我們日後的道路,也決定了我們的終向。

「主,請賜我一份渴望,成為符合你心意的人。」

願這次晚宴的相聚,激發我們反思如何好好地接受上主對我們每個人的邀請,並熱切地回應祂派遣我們向世界傳播福音的呼召,並引導別人也這樣做!

《生命恩泉》期盼與你們一起同行,我們需要你們的陪伴。我們相信,當我們每個人都充分發揮天賜的潛能,成為基督的福傳使徒時,教會將會真正成為一個致力傳教的教會,正如耶穌指派我們去做的一樣(馬爾谷福音 28:19)。

願福音的喜樂使你的信仰充滿活力!

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 a joyful and grateful heart, I would like to welcome all of you to tonight’s gala celebration as we give thanks to God for the 13 years of graces and providence He has bestowed upon FLL and entrusting us with the mission to bring His presence and love to the world.

This year’s theme is Faith Alive 信•飛揚. Faith is a heavenly gift to be celebrated, witnessed, and spread! A lively faith rejuvenates our lives and lifts up our spirit! It empowers us to soar to new heights we have never dreamed of. Through this theme, we hope to encourage all of us to live out our faith fully, joyfully and fruitfully. When our faith is alive, we are eager to share it with others, to serve others in the community, and to become true missionary disciples of Christ.

After years of engaging in the mission of evangelization, we have come to realize that how we Catholics perceive our faith characterizes our community at large and is a determining factor of whether we can successfully nourish a missionary eagerness in our parishes and Catholic communities.

In virtue of their baptism, all the members of the People of God have become missionary disciples (Mt 28:19). All the baptized, whatever their position in the Church or their level of instruction in the faith, are agents of evangelization, and it would be insufficient to envisage a plan of evangelization to be carried out by professionals while the rest of the faithful would simply be passive recipients. The new evangelization calls for personal involvement on the part of each of the baptized.
(Joy of the Gospel, 120)

Responding to the appeal by Pope Francis in Evangelii Gaudium (Joy of the Gospel), FLL is directing our energy and investing in the formation of missionary disciples, on top of our commitment to produce high-quality Catholic media content. The urge by the Holy Spirit to invest in people as well as tools to evangelize (our media productions) requires us to restructure our operations and demands a lot more resources. The Spirit has prompted us to become an agent to pull together all godsent human and financial resources and committed partners in order to accomplish this entrusted vision. So, I turn to you for your generous support in providing for our needs so that we can continue to boldly proclaim God’s love to the world through an empowered congregation of missionary disciples.

God has given a mission to each of us and we are all called to be saints in this modern era. Our perceptions of our faith, our role, and our relationship with God determine our path and thus our destiny.

“Lord, grant me the desire to become what you want me to be.”

May this gala invite all of us to ponder on how we can better receive God’s invitation to each one of us personally and to respond eagerly to His calling to bring Good News to the world and to lead others to do the same!

FLL desires to journey with all of you and we need your companionship. We believe that as each one of us lives up to our full potential, to be a missionary disciple of Christ, the Church will truly become a missionary Church, just as what Jesus commands us to be (Matthew 28:19).

May the joy of the Gospel keep your faith fully alive!

United in the Risen Lord,

Paul Yeung

Executive Director, Fountain of Love and Life