What joy it must have been to be able to celebrate 63 years of serving the Lord on one’s birthday, and to continue to serve, even till today.

The BSC Chinese Liaison Committee organised a small private thanksgiving dinner last month to celebrate Archbishop Emeritus Peter Chung’s 89th birthday. It also coincided with the anniversary of his 63rd year of ordination as a priest.

Representatives from the various BSC ministries were also present.

It was a small but meaningful gesture, and Archbishop Emeritus Peter Chung was clearly very touched emotionally.

He has been so much more than a Spiritual Director to many of those present. He has been a father, a friend, our own confessor, and even been described as ‘ more of a grandfather than my own grandfather’.

We wish Archbishop Emeritus Peter Chung good health, and many more birthdays to come.