Year Date Events
1872 30 November Blessing of St. Josephs Church, Garden Road, which however was razed to the ground by a typhoon on 22 September 1874 and rebuilt in 1876 (erected as a parish on 25 January 1949, the new church blessed on 1 June 1968).
1874 17 November The Hong Kong Prefecture raised to Vicariate Apostolic and enlarged to include, beside San On, Kwai Hsin (Wai Yeung) and Hoi Fung Districts, with Fr. Timoleon Raimondi appointed as 1st Vicar Apostolic (consecrated Bishop on 22 November).
1875 9 May The Vicariate Synod opened: 5 Ecclesiastical Districts established.
7 November Arrival of La Salle Christian Brothers, who took over the West Point Reformatory and the Holy Saviours College, changing it into St. Josephs College (new premises, Kennedy Road, opened on 3 September 1918).
1877   Mission work spread to Hoi Fung District; Fr. Louis Sasso (沙斯索神父) took up residence there in 1878.
22 September Hong Kong Catholic Register, an English language weekly, founded.
1879 22 March Blessing of the Sacred Heart Church, West Point (changed into St. Anthonys in 1892, erected as a parish on 25 January 1949).