About Us

Introduction

The Guild of St. Luke, St. Cosmas and St. Damian Hong Kong (香港天主教醫生協會) was founded in 1953 as a result of a desire on the part of local Catholic Medical practitioners (Hong Kong Catholic Doctors) and dentists to have a group to which they could relate. We aim at facilitating the intercourse between Catholic members of the medical profession of Hong Kong with a view to the study and discussion of bioethical issues, and of upholding the principles of Catholic morality. We discuss our problems that we face in daily practice with the intention of deciding them along the lines of our faith.

The importance of medical ethics is always highlighted in catholic doctors. Meetings and seminars are organized for members and public to promote their awareness and to clarify misconceptions. Comments will be submitted to state our stand in response to the consultation papers on bioethics-related issues from the Government.

We are a member of the Asian Federation of Catholic Medical Associations (AFCMA) and International Federation of Catholic Medical Associations (FIAMC). We are also a founding member of the Federation of Medical Societies of Hong Kong, an executive committee member of the Birthright Society and the regular member of Hong Kong Central Council of Catholic Laity (香港天主教教友總會).

We work closely with Hong Kong Catholic Nurses Guild (天主教護士會)and Diocesan Commission for Hospital Pastoral Care (醫院牧民委員會). We jointly organize the annual Medical Sunday Mass (on the Sunday nearest to St. Luke's feastday, Oct. 18th), which was started as Hospital Sunday Mass in 1969. We pray for the sick, all health care workers and all departed souls. We also remind our vocation - to help the sick and the poor.

Our History

21-23 March 1953 3-day retreat led by Fr. Fergus Cronin S.J to discuss the formation of the Guild
26 March 1953 Approval by Bishop Lawrence Bianchi to form the Guild
28 May 1953 Foundation of the Guild
19 October 1969 1st Hospital Sunday
1989 Logo design and Chinese name of the Guild given
4 May 2010 Incorporation of the Guild

 

Our Masters

1953 - 1954

DR. A.P. GUTERRES

1954 - 1955

DR. GERALD CHOA

1955 - 1956

DR. GEORGE T.C. YEUNG

1956 - 1957

DR. E.L. GOSANO

1957 - 1958

DR. A.H.R. COOMBES

1958 - 1959

DR. C.F.X. DA ROZA

1959 - 1960

DR. CISSY YEUNG

1960 - 1961

DR. A.M. RODRIGUES

1961 - 1962

DR. GEORGE CHOA

1962 - 1963

DR. CHRISTINA CHOW

1963 - 1964

DR. HARRY FANG

1964 - 1965

DR. WILLIAM HO ASJOE

1965 - 1966

DR. C.C. PUN

1966 - 1967

DR. R.J. BARNES

1967 - 1968

DR. CAROL BRAGA

1968 - 1969

DR. CHUA SIN GIAP

1969 - 1971

RAMON RUIZ

1971 - 1972

RAYMOND LOW

1972 - 1974

PETER CHOY

1974 - 1976

SR. AQUINAS

1976 - 1979

DR. EMMANUEL CHANG

1979 - 1980

DR. GODWIN CHAN

1980 - 1981

DR. CONRAD LAM / SR. GABRIEL

1981 - 1983

DR. CHAN WAI KAI

1983 - 1984

DR. VINCENT TSE

1985 - 1988

DR. GEORGE CHAN

1988 - 1990

DR. ROBERT YUEN

1990 - 1991

DR. STEPHEN LAW

1991 - 1993

DR. FRANCIS MOK

1993 - 1997

DR. HO HIU FAI

1997 - 1998

DR. REBECCA YEUNG

2001-2003

PRO F. ALBERT LEE

2003-2008

DR. PETER AU YEUNG

2008-2012

DR. MICHAEL POON

2012-present

DR. AMBROSE LEUNG

 

Our Patrons

St. Cosmas and St. Damian

Martyrs, died c.303, feastday Sept. 26th

It's been said that they were brothers, maybe even twins, who were trained by famous Arab physicians. In Christian charity, they would take no money for their services. They refused to sacrifice to idols, and so they were tortured by the civil authorities government police and then thrown into the sea. They are patron saints of doctors, surgeons, dentists, druggists, and twins. People pray to them in times of epidemic diseases.

 

The great Evangelist Saint Luke

First century, feastday Oct.18th

He was the author of the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of Apostles. He was a well-educated Greek. He might have been a doctor. Paul instructed him in the faith, and in return he became Paul's loyal friend and assistant. He joined Paul at Troas during Paul's second missionary journey and stayed with him through his travels, except during the times when Luke was assigned to stay with a newly established Christian Community. When Paul was imprisoned, Luke stayed close by him to assist him and watch over his health. Paul described him as "the beloved physician"