CELEBRATIONS IN HONOUR OF BLESSED GABRIELE M. ALLEGRA, OFM
The relics of Bl. Gabriele Allegra, OFM will reach Hong Kong in January, 2013. Details of activities are listed as follows :
1) 23rd January 2013, Thursday The relics of Bl. Gabriele Allegra, OFM will be brought by eight Franciscan friars and five family members of Fr. Allegra from Sicily to Hong Kong. Franciscan representatives and faithful will greet the group at the Hong Kong International Airport upon their arrival at 3:55pm.
2) 25th January 2013, Friday 8-9pm. The relics of Bl. Gabriele Allegra, OFM will be venerated during Vespers conducted by Card. Joseph Zen at St. Bonaventure’s church in Tsz Wan Shan, Kowloon.
3) 26th January 2013, Saturday 3pm. A solemn Mass to celebrate the feastday of Bl. Gabriele Allegra, OFM and to welcome his relics, will be presided by Cardinal John Tong at the Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Hong Kong.
4) 27th January 2013, Sunday 4:30-7pm. The 40th anniversary of the Hong Kong Catholic Biblical Association will coincide with feastday of Bl. Gabriele Allegra, OFM. The association will organize a biblical book fair together with prayer and sharing in the hall of St. Paul’s Secondary School, Causeway Bay.