Parish Priests

Parish Priest: Rev. Slawomir Kalisz (O.M.I)

I was born on 8 October 1970 in Poland. As a child, I actively served as an altar boy in the parish church, and it was during that time that I started thinking of becoming a priest one day. Later, my contact with an Oblate priest and the film "Mission" strengthened my determination to become a missionary. In 1990 I entered the Oblates' Obra seminary in Poland. On 20 June 1996 I was ordained a priest. Then I went to Australia and studied English for 8 months at Monash University, Melbourne. This was followed by 2 years' Cantonese study at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Before taking up the position of Parish Priest of St Alfred's I served in various parishes in Hong Kong,: St Jude's Church, North Point; St Mary's Church, Hung Hom; and Notre Dame Parish, Tokwawan. I do not know what may happen in future, but I am very grateful to God for all His graces. I always want to serve God and His people. I still remember the motto for my ordination, the words of St John the Baptist when he spoke of Jesus: "He must grow greater, I must grow less." (John 3:30)

Assistant Parish Priest: Fr. Paul Xiaolong SHEN (O.M.I.)

I was born on 2 April 1981 in Shanxi Province, North China. I am the 3rd child of a Catholic family, and I have two brothers and a sister. I received elementary and secondary education in government schools. After my school years, I worked as a coal miner for two years and a factory worker for a year. In 2001, in response to God's call, I decided to become a priest and entered the seminary of Xi'an, Shaanxi Province. I learnt about the Oblates during my study at the seminary. In 2008, I decided to become a missionary priest, and joined the Oblates community in Beijing. After about half a year, I was sent to the Philippines for Oblates formation and to study English. In 2011 I had my first vows in Cotobato, the Philippines, followed by my final vows and diaconate ordination in Hong Kong in 2014. I was ordained as Oblates Missionary Priest in 2015. I am currently working as an assistant parish priest in St Alfred's Church. I am the spiritual director of the Society of St Vincent de Paul, and the Catholic Migrant Community.
Lord Jesus said, "Come to me, all you who labour and are overburdened, and I will give you rest." (Matthew 11:28)