REDEMPTORIST FATHER SIMON Pereira blesses a participant at the Shanghai Youth Day celebrations at St. Peter’s Church in Shanghai in June in above photo.
The event was organized by the international community from St. Peter’s Church and co-hosted by the Sacred Heart Church to be a forum for the youth in Shanghai to interact and understand more about the importance of the Catholic faith and the church as most of them would not be able to attend the World Youh Day in Sydney.
Father Simon Pereira, who has 30 years of experience working with young people, was invited to participate in the talks and interactive sessions for the international youth. He preached the homily at the Youth Day closing Mass, and then surprised numerous Shanghai-based Singaporean Catholics when he celebrated the regular Sunday morning Mass at St. Peter’s Church. Phyllis Yapn