Memorial Mass of Fr. Norman Walling, S.J.

The Memorial Mass of Fr. Norman Walling, SJ

The Society of Jesus in HK will conduct a memorial mass for our beloved Fr. Norman Walling at 7pm, St. Ignatius’ Chapel of Wah Yan College, Kowloon, on Sept 7 (Monday), 2015. Please come and remember him together, asking the Lord to grant His faithful servant eternal reward and joy.

Fr. Norman Walling went peacefully to the Lord on August 28, 2015 at the Cardinal Tien Hospital, Taipei, at 1:58 a.m.

Fr. Walling was born in Beresford, California, U.S.A., on Mar. 26, 1929. He entered the Society in Los Gatos, California, on Aug. 14, 1947, was ordained to the priesthood on Mar. 19, 1961 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Hsinchu, and professed the last vows on Aug. 15, 1964 at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Hsinchu.

He had stayed in HK few times for a significant number of years. The latest one was in Xavier House, Cheung Chau from 2009 to 2014, serving as a retreat guide and spiritual director. He was gentle, kind, wise and humorous. And he was gifted with learning languages, speaking fluently Mandarin, Cantonese & Taiwanese. Those who know him will certainly miss him and treasure his presence in our life.

萬立民神父追思彌撒

香港耶穌會團體將於9月7日(星期一),下午七時於九龍華仁中學的聖依納爵小堂,為我們親愛的萬立民神父(Fr. Norman Walling, S.J.)舉行追思彌撒。歡迎大家蒞臨,一齊緬懷這位一生忠誠的傳教士,並為他永恆的安息祈禱。

萬立民神父於 1929年3月26日在美國加州 Beresford 誕生。於 1947年聖母升天前夕加入耶穌會。1957年到新竹學習台語及教授英語。在菲律賓碧瑤念神學後,1961年3月19日在新竹市晉鐸。1963年在馬尼拉完成第三年後在新竹矢發末願。曾在耶穌會內擔任新竹團體理家、院長、第三年(即會士卒試)的導師、省佐、中國福傳主任代表、靈修輔導等職務。也曾任新竹本堂神父、青年工人導師,並長期擔任避靜神師等。在這些職務期間,曾在香港作過多年的停留。最近一次是在2009年至2014年在香港長洲思維靜院,負責避靜工作。到2014年八月才移居彰化靜山。萬立民神父於2015年8月28日凌晨於新北市新店耕莘醫院安息主懷。

萬神父對中國人有一份深厚的情懷,因著他的天份,很有心去學習我們的語言。由於在中國不同地方傳教及服務,他說出流利的普通話、廣東話及台語。連我們中國人都要羨慕。他個性雖然內向,但幽默風趣,常令別人,尤其是避靜者感到溫和親切,容易接近及分享。

他的離世,令我們認識他的人都會深深記念及緬懷他。願主賜給這位忠心的僕人永恆的賞報及福樂!


 

Legal Interest Group – Dinner Gathering in Central

Gentle reminder that WYKPSA Legal Interest Group will organize a dinner gathering in Central with alumni working / studying in legal-related areas. Details of the dinner are as follows:

Date: 9 June 2015 (Tuesday)
Time: 6:30 pm
Venue: The Chinese Club 華商會所
Address: 14/F, 21 – 22 Connaught Road, Central
Costs: HK$450 per head (HK$200 for students)
NB: Bring your own wine

If you are interested to join, please RSVP 28 May 2015 by sending an email to wahyanpsa@gmail.com or frederick.hui@gmail.com. For enquiries, please contact Frederick Hui at 2103 0651. We look forward to seeing you there!


 

45th Annual General Meeting & Annual Dinner

The 45th Annual General Meeting & Annual Dinner of WYKPSA will be held on 30 May 2015 (Saturday) and the details are as follows:

Date: 30 May 2015 (Saturday)
Time: 6:00 p.m. (AGM) / 7:30 p.m. (Annual Dinner)
Venue: School Hall, Wah Yan College, Kowloon
Address: 56 Waterloo Road, Kowloon 九龍窩打老道56號

Attached please find (i) the Notice of Annual General Meeting, (ii) the Reply Slip and (iii) the Executive Committee Member Nomination Form for your further action.

Please mark your diary and we look forward to seeing you there!

The annual report and the financial statements of WYKPSA will be available on the website of WYKPSA at www.wykpsa.org.hk in due course.

Notice of AGM | Reply slip | Nomination form


 

Wine Dinner – A Night Of French Wine

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We are pleased to inform you that we are going to organize a Wine Dinner ‘A Night of French Wine’ on 16 May 2015, details of which are as follows:

Date: 16 May 2015 (Sat)
Time: 19:30- 23:00
Venue: Jade Garden Chinese Restaurant 翠園 (4/F, Star House, 3 Salisbury Road,Tsim Sha Tsui)
Fee: HK$600 per person
Quota: 16
Wine list:
Beaumont des Crayeres Grand Prestige Brut
Servin, Chablis 1er Cru Les Forets Vintage: 2011
Bernadotte Vintage: 2009
Chateau Batailley Vintage: 2006
Chateau D’lssan Vintage: 2008
Chateau Rieussec Vintage: 2008

All alumni and their family members and friends are welcomed! Attached please find the poster of the event. If you would like to join the Wine Dinner, please pay the fee to our HSBC bank account: 808-024525-001 and register by email at wahyanpsa@gmail.com attaching a copy of the payment receipt of the bank. For any enquiries, please contact Benny Poon (04) at 9493 0643 or Simon Tong (01) at 9326 7828


 

Meilenstein – Annual Concert 2015

Annual Concert 2015

“Meilenstein” – WYK Annual Concert 2015, presented by Music Association (MA) of WYK, will be held on 16 May 2015. The concert includes a great variety of performances, ranging from Baroque, classical, romantic and contemporary chamber, choral and symphony pieces, to premiere work by student and pop-music. It also includes joint performances with Belilios Public School, Heep Yunn School, Maryknoll Convent School, Sacred Heart Canossian College and Wah Yan College, Hong Kong. Show your support to the current students by submitting the ticket ordering / sponsorship form at your earliest convenience.

Date: 16 May 2015 (Saturday)
Time: 7:00pm
Venue: Auditorium, Tsuen Wan Town Hall
Enquiry: Darius Choi (President of MA) at 6186 8839 / Kingsley Cheung (Vice-external President of MA) at 6976 2527 / ma@wyk.edu.hk

Cover letter, ticket ordering and sponsorship form

Music Department, WYK Facebook page


 

WYKPSA Circular 69

  • Jesuit Education Forum
  • Birthday Party for Jesuit Fathers
  • Anniversary Concert
  • Alumni Gathering
  • What’s Next?
    • Wine Dinner 2015
    • Annual General Meeting

Newsletter Vol 69


 

Summer Work Experience Programme for Current WYK Students

WYK is looking for partners in the provision of non-paid job shadowing opportunities for current students, which is required by “Other Learning Experiences” (OLE) of the New Senior Secondary (NSS) curriculum.

If you are interested in offering job shadowing opportunities and job attachment positions or arranging other types of career-related learning activities, please kindly complete the form attached and return it to WYK by 15 May 2015. Should there be any query please do not hesitate to contact Mr. K. K. Lee at kklee@wyk.edu.hk.

Cover letter and reply form


 

Happy Hour Function for WYK Finance / Legal Interest Groups

WYKPSA finance and legal interest groups are organizing a drink on 22 April 2015. This time, we have invited finance professionals from the WYHK to join the happy hour. If you would like to meet new friends from the two schools, please do not hesitate to join us on next Wednesday!

The details of the “Happy Hour” are set as below:

Date: 22 April 2015 (Next Wednesday)
Time: 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Venue: Grappa’s Cellar, Jardine House

If you are interested to join, please send an email to anthonychan@vp.com.hk or Frederick.hui@dlapiper.com. Please help circulating this message to your peers and colleagues!


 

90/95th Anniversaries Concert 華仁‧我家

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Following the successful completion of the first three Anniversaries Celebration events, namely the Walkathon, Gratitude Dinner and Jesuit Education Forum, we are pleased to report to you that an overall attendance of more than 3,500 alumni, students, parents, school staff members and friends has been recorded. We also saw ample handshakes, smiles and hugs on campus and social media, all being ceremonious signs of brotherhood, reunion and bonding.

In terms of fundraising, we have only netted a sum of HK$20 million (pledged and received) as donations thus far. Way below the $60-­million target, which is indispensable to the continuance of small class teaching and whole person development programmes in the two Wah Yans in the next 5 years, we are appealing to you for support and dissemination of this important message.

The finale of our Anniversaries Celebration programmes will be the Fundraising Concert, to be held on Saturday, 1st August 2015 at 8:00 pm at the Hong Kong Coliseum. Our school orchestras, choirs, parents, alumni, and Jesuit Fathers will showcase their very best on stage. What’s more encouraging, our renowned alumnus Mr Hacken Lee and distinguished celebrity Ms Agnes Chan will also perform together with our young Wahyanites. We therefore call upon you to render your unfailing support by joining this spectacular “homecoming” event. The donation and ticket reservation form is enclosed for perusal and actions. Please call 2511 3729 / 2891 9970 or click www.wahyanonefamily.org/concert-2015.html if you need more information.

Thank you and looking forward to welcoming you at the Coliseum.

Appeal letter (English) | Appeal letter (Chinese)


 

F.1 Admission Talk for Wahyanites

There will be a sharing session on information for F.1 application on 11 March 2015 (Wednesday).  Please send an email to parkes@hkstar.com or erichlai@hkucc.hku.hk if any alumni would like to join. Please indicate your name and year of graduation.


 

WYKPSA Circular 68

  • 90th Anniversary Open Days
  • Jesuit Education Forum 2015
  • Wah Yan One Family Marathon 2015
  • Inter-School Athletic Meet
  • Birthday Party for Jesuit Fathers
  • F.1 Admission Talk
  • What’s Next? – Anniversary Concert

Newsletter 68


 

Birthday Party for Jesuit Fathers

A birthday party will be held for our beloved Jesuit Fathers, whose birthdays fall between December and June. Fr. Alfred Deignan, Fr. Marciano Baptista, Fr. Robert Ng, Fr. William Lo and Fr. Thomas Leung have accepted our invitation to join the party and in fact, we are still in touch with the other Fathers with birthdays in the period to come as well. We are pleased to invite you to come and join us. Detail as below:

Date: 28th March 2015 (Saturday)
Time: 6:00 p.m. Reception; 6:30 p.m. Dinner
Venue: School Hall, Wah Yan College, Kowloon
Fee: HK$400.00 per person; HK$200.00 for full-time student (including undergraduate student)

Enrollment Contacts:
Victor Chan (WYK’03), Tel: 6486 6037 ; Fax: 2572 9370 ; E-mail: pakwoonc@hotmail.com
Benny Poon (WYK’04), Tel: 9493 0643 ; Fax: 3177 3209 ; E-mail: bennypoon.office@gmail.com

Deadline & Payment:
Please enroll on or before Friday, 20th March 2015 by email/fax. Payment should be made upon arrival at the School Hall on 28th March 2015. Please note that full payment is required for cancellation after 20th March 2015 and no-show.

Looking forward to seeing you at the birthday party and let’s celebrate our beloved Jesuit Fathers’ birthdays together!

Enrollment form