Monday, October 8, 2007
That Midas touch in HK parish - INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos: "That Midas touch in HK parish By Blanche Rivera Inquirer Last updated 07:35pm (Mla time) 10/08/2007 MANILA, Philippines – As Hong kong Bishop Joseph Cardinal Zen said, it could have been another Italian or American. Instead, the new shepherd of Hong Kong's biggest parish is a Filipino. A former altar boy from Pangasinan has been appointed parish priest of St. Joseph's Church in Central Hong Kong, touted as the area's biggest parish with about 8,000 Mass attendees every weekend, most of them Filipino migrants. On Sept. 1, Fr. Midas Tambot, SVD, officially became the first Filipino priest to take over St. Joseph, now known as a church of migrants due to the bulk of overseas Filipino workers who turn the place into the biggest Filipino Catholic melting pot in Hong Kong on Sundays."