'Empathy' is one's internal quality which enables one to share someone else's feelings or experiences by imagining what it would be like to be in that person's situation, or to put oneself in someone else's shoes. The Christian Union has chosen 'Empathy' as its theme this year for the Religious Festival as teenagers nowadays tend to lack a sense of empathy. With the choice of 'Empathy' over 'Sympathy', we hope students could go a step further than just being sympathetic. In fact, a series of religious activities were held between 27th March and 31st March, 2017 under this theme.
On the first day, the football match between the priests and the CU members attracted a number of teacher and student spectators. A mass for the Solemnity of St. Joseph for S1, 3 and 4 students was held at the New Hall by the celebrant, Fr. Lo, who demonstrated a good sense of humour. There was also a talk conducted by our teacher advisor --Mr. T. Wong on Eucharistic Adoration and a religious quiz was held on the second day. On the third day, besides the Way of the Cross done in the morning, there was a game named 'Taken', in which the students had to carry out some missions and collect clues in order to find two of our "taken" teachers, Mr. T. Wong and Mr. A. Ng. The Eucharistic Adoration and Procession on the fourth day attracted more participants than in the past. Our grand Religious Show on the last day was well-received as well.
Through a plethora of activities held, we have successfully delivered our message: to empathize. We hope students from now on can practise having a sense of empathy in their daily lives and help make our society a better place.