Yeung was baptized at the cathedral in 1960 and joined the altar server one year later. A widower with a daughter, he was accepted as a candidate of the Permanent Diaconate in 2019. He received the ministry of lector in 2017 and the ministry of acolyte in 2018.
In previous years, Matthias served at Visitation Parish, Tung Chung; St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Tsing Yi; and St. Jude’s Church, North Point.
He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in religious studies from the Holy Spirit Seminary College of Theology and Philosophy in 2016 and received pastoral training at St. Joseph’s Church, Central.
He will continue to serve the parish as a deacon, with an additional responsibility to help with pastoral care in prisons.