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55th World Day of Prayer for Vocations and Jubilee Celebrations

The 55th World Day of Prayer for Vocations will be celebrated on 22 April (4th Sunday of Easter) at 3 PM in the Cathedral, to pray especially for vocations in Macau. The Diocese will also celebrate and honor clergy and religious who will be celebrating their Jubilee anniversary in 2018.

Religious Profession (60 years)

      Fr. Norbert Che Shiu Chung, SDB

      Sr Sin Miu Nan Marie Theresa, MNDA

      Sr Wong Sheung Hing Agnes, MNDA

Entrance (60 years)

      Sr Wong Lai Kam Clare Frances, FMM

Priestly Ordination (25 years)

      Fr Alejandre Barcelon Vergara, SOLT

Entrance (25 years)

      Sr. Park Jong Mi, FSP

FEAST OF OUR LADY, HEALTH OF THE SICK

The feast of Our Lady Health of the Sick was celebrated at St Lawrence Church on Sunday, 15 April. Macau Diocese Vicar General Father Pedro Chung was the main celebrant for the Mass which was followed by a procession. Rain poured like grace during the procession, but blue umbrellas had been prepared in anticipation. Some of the faithful had also made some rosary beads which were blessed together with the sick people inside the church after the procession. (Photo and report by Ivan Leong)

CHANCERY NOTICE

Diocese of Macau - Chancery Notice
CN/4/005/2018

World Day of Prayer for Vocations

The 55th World Day of Prayer for Vocations will be celebrated next Sunday, April 22 (4th Sunday of Easter). The theme of Pope Francis message is Listening, discerning and living the call of the Lord (the message can be found in www.vatican.va).

USJ HOLDS SUCCESSFUL OPEN DAY 2018

The University of Saint Joseph held its first Open Day at the Ilha Verde Campus from 14:00 to 18:00 on 14th April to provide the general public, in particular, secondary school students, an opportunity to learn more about the learning environment and admission-related information offered at the university.

PUBLIC CONSULTATION YIELDS 121 OPINIONS – Catholic Center Redevelopment

Pedro Daniel Oliveira

The public consultation on the urban development plan concerning the Macau Diocese’s Catholic Center ended last 10 April, with the Land, Public Works and Transport Bureau (DSSOPT, in Portuguese) receiving a total of 121 opinion forms since March 27, when the query kicked-off.

HEALTHY AND SELFLESS LIFE – Caritas Macau’s Badminton Tournament To Raise Funds

Pedro Daniel Oliveira

Caritas Macau is planning to organize a badminton fundraiser tournament in June. Each corporate team will give MOP 5,000, corporate staff individuals MOP 1,000, school teams MOP 2,500 and other citizens MOP 500.

MACAO AUTISM AND INTELLECTUALLY DISABLED PERSONS PAINTING COMPETITION AWARD

Ceremony. In order to increase public awareness, acceptance and support for autism, the United Nations has designated April 2 as the “World Autism Awareness Day.” Since 2007, autism-related activities have been held all over the world each year. This year, Caritas Macau, together with the Hong Kong Autism Awareness Alliance, organized the “Painting Competition for Autistic Personalities and Mentally Impaired Persons in Macau” entitled “I and Macau…” Photo taken on 2 April 2018 shows the participants in the awarding ceremony.

TOP SINOLOGIST IN MACAU – Macau: a lovely “in-between” place to conduct research

Benedict Keith Ip

Academia in Macau enjoyed a marvelous discussion on the evening of April 10, 2018 with Prof. Dr Nicolas Standaert, a world-renowned sinologist based in the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. Dr Standaert shared his recent research on the textual analysis of materials and references the Jesuits have used for reconstructing history of China as well as the history of Catholic mission. The event was held at the Don Bosco Auditorium of the University of Saint Joseph (Green Campus), organized by Macau Ricci Institute (MRI).

BRINGING PARENTS AND CHILDREN TOGETHER – EDSF kicks off 60th anniversary celebration

FEATURED IMAGE: The first batch of Dominican sisters arriving San Kiu area to begin the mission of EDSF (Photo: EDSF archives)
Benedict Keith Ip

The Escola da Sagrada Família (EDSF) held a parent-children activity at the Tap Seac Multisport Pavilion on Friday, April 6.

Aside from almost 3,000 students and parents who came for the occasion, the ceremony was attended by a number of distinguished guests including Bishop Stephen Lee Bun-sang, Bishop of Macao; Alexis Tam Chon Weng, Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture of the Macau SAR; Mr Pu Hai Long, vice-director of Education Department of Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macao SAR; Mr Kong Chi-ming, vice-director of DSEJ; Fr. Joseph Chou Pak Fai, president of Macao Macau Catholic Schools Association; and Ms. Ho Sio Kam, president of the Chinese Educators’ Association of Macau. Principals from various school were also present for the event.

MACAU GOVERNMENT SHOULD ENCOURAGE LOVE FOR CHALLENGED PEOPLE – Sao Luis Gonzaga Home Director Sr Elizabeth Palamattathil, HCSA

Pedro Daniel Oliveira

Serving special people is the mission of Sr Elizabeth Palamattathil, HCSA. She is in charge of São Luís Gonzaga Home, under Caritas Macau. Speaking to O CLARIM, she opens the book about those under her care, their families and the present situation of social welfare in the territory. She also left the door open for contacts with the employability of some workers in private companies or public services.