Bishop Li of Taipei Archdiocese opened the Fellowship
Opening Ceremony (4-6-09）
The Jian Tan Center saw hive of activities at around 4:00pm. Local legionaries from various parts of Taiwan were the last batches of participants to be registered. According to the final tally revealed by the organiser, there were 413 participants from 35 units/areas taking part in this year's fellowship. The new comers were 17 legionaries from Huston, Texas, St. Jose and Southern California.
At 5：30 pm sharp, Taiwan Senatus President Chang Mei Ying led the opening prayer and Rosary. It was indeed grateful for our Mother's intercession and protection that, despite the threat of A (H1N1) worldwide, the fellowship was not affected.
The Fellowship was officially opened by Right Rev. Bishop Lee of Taipei diocese in a simple ceremony, followed by a Thanksgiving Mass con-celebrated by Bishop Wang from St. Jose and 12 other priests.
A buffet dinner and presentations by Taiwanese legionaries followed.
Archbishop Hong of Archdiocese of Taipei （right) joined the participants for dinner and the presentations.
Archbishop Hong sang "Jasmine flower" with Taipei legionaries
在五点三十分正，台湾分团团长张美芳姐妹带领诵念开会经及玫瑰经。是的，我们应该感谢圣母的爱护，祈求耶稣的恩赐，在 A (H1N1) 的阴影下，第十七届华文圣母军交流会，能够顺利的召开。