Our Lady of Fatima Church is situated in a quiet and serene location near the waterfront of Chueng Chau Tung Wan.

Cheung Chau is an offshore island about 10 knots southwest of Hong Kong. With a population of 30,000, it is considered the most densely populated island. Being centrally located amongst the neighboring islands, it enjoyed a strategic position thus attracting residents even 3,000 years ago.  Cheung Chau was already a vibrant rural center in the 17th century, with many shops serving the needs of the neighbouring fishing fleets.  There was a custom house during the Ching dynasty, guarded with garrison and soldiers.

Our Lady of Fatima Church has experienced a long history of development and is now an independent parish, more so, a famous destination for pilgrims of local worshippers.  Pilgrims each year include the third day of the Chinese New Year fpr Chiu Chow and Swatow Catholics, May for the glorious cross and Our Lady of Fatima parade, and October for the Feast Day of patron saint. People come, notwithstanding inclement weather, to pay tribute to our Lady, to say rosary, to pray for true repentance and peace for the world with whole hearted sincerity and dedication.

Other Catholic Organizations in Cheung Chau

In the 1950’s, the Jesuits and the Salesians have established language centres in Cheung Chau for training of their priests and students.  The Jesuits have also set up their own primary seminary, while the Salesians have developed their institute of philosophy and the Don Bosco centre for the young people.  From 1960’s onwards, Caritas provided community work and youth services in Cheung Chau.  In respect of education facilities, the Sacred Heart Primary School and Kindergarten was completed together with the chapel. The Caritas Vocational Training Institute was founded in 1973 to fulfill the mission of evangelization through education.  All these efforts by various Catholic organizations have taken root and flourished in the quiet and peaceful island of Cheung Chau.  The social services provided expand rapidly throughout the years, while at the same time complementing each other in achieving their objectives to serve the community, alongside the spiritual leadership under the Church of Our Lady of Fatima. Together and working hand in hand, we can see the growth of religious life and spiritual worship being enriched through dedicated social and education services, making Cheung Chau a unique area of Catholic blessing. 

Within the parish, there is another church Our Lady of Lourdes Chapel in Lamma Island.

Basic info
Address 1 Church Road, Cheung Chau
Telephone 29810031 / 29810032
Fax 2981 1183
Email [email protected]
Website URL http://fatimacc.catholic.org.hk
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Names of Chapels in Parish Our Lady of Lourdes Chapel
 
Parish Priest Rev. John F. Ahearn, MM
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Deacon
Sunday Mass English: 7:20am
Chinese: 9:00am
Anticipatory Mass 6:00pm (Chinese)
Weekday Mass From Monday to Friday: 7:30am (Chinese)
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