A basketball tournament for parents and children, activities, games and other sort of initiatives conceived with families in mind. The 2021 Parish Family Day takes place on October 23rd, in Ilha Verde. The event enjoys an enhanced importance, after Pope Francis declared this year as the Year of the Family Amoris Laetitia.
The gym at Saint Joseph’s Diocesan School Number 6 will host the 2021 edition of the Parish Family Day on October 23.
This year the event has an enhanced importance, after Pope Francis declared the current year as the Year of the Family Amoris Laetitia. The initiative, promoted by the Macau Catholic Family Advisory Council Cana Center, in cooperation with institutions such as Caritas Macau, Bosco Youth Service Network or the Radio Voice of Mary, includes sport and recreational activities. Among them, there’s a basketball tournament both for parents and children.
Registration for the competition, aimed at children born in 2013, 2014 and 2015, runs until October 15th and costs 50 patacas. The competition is divided into three different age groups. Each participant can only represent one team per age group. Group A is reserved for children born in 2015, accompanied by a parent. Group B clashes are aimed at children born in 2014 and group C duels will be decided between teams formed by children born in 2013, accompanied by either their father or their mother.
The organizers established a maximum limit of 20 teams for each age group. The winners of each of the three groups will receive a photo package worth 1500 patacas.
Caritas Macau is one of the organizations that take an active part in Parish Family Day activities every year. The organization’s secretary general, Paul Pun Chi Meng, claims the initiative is an opportunity for Caritas to make itself known, but also an opportunity for families to value themselves: “This event is organized by the Diocese of Macau and we are one of the co-organizing entities. We have joined the organization of these activities with other Catholic associations, so that we can convey our values to the participants, so that they can learn more about the service we provide, about our mission. Our hope is to be able to serve the people the best way we can,” the secretary general of Caritas says. “It’s a family gathering. I believe people value this sort of activity,” Paul Pun added.