ACDC retirement dinner for the Rev. Franco Kwan

Members of the ACDC (Asian Commission of the Diocese of California) gathered for a Chinese dinner in South San Francisco on Wednesday, May 10 to celebrate the Rev. Dr. Franco Kwan's 38 years of parish ministry, his years of ACDC participation, and his upcoming retirement. 

ACDC members with the Rev. Franco Kwan at the Grand Palace Restaurant in South San Francisco

The Rev. Franco blowing out the candle on his cake

After 18 years as the Rector of True Sunshine in San Francisco's Chinatown, the Rev. Franco will officially retire on Sunday, June 4. A special worship service will be held, with Bishop Marc Andrus presiding, on Pentecost, June 4, at 4 p.m., as the parish also celebrates its 112th anniversary. A retirement dinner at the Far East Restaurant in Chinatown will follow the service. The ACDC will be in attendance at both events.

In addition, the ACDC warmly wishes the Rev. Franco and his fiancee Joyce with all things joyous and blessed, as they prepare to get married in July at a cathedral in Hong Kong and hold their wedding banquet in Kowloon.

Joyce holding her Valentine's Day roses from the Rev. Franco