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Books on Macau missionaries launched

– Jasmin Yiu

The International Institute of Macau (IIM) and the Catholic Diocese of Macau have jointly launched a new edition comprising three books of Bishop Arquimínio da Costa, Fr Lancelote Rodrigues and Fr Mário Acquistapace at the auditorium of the Bishop’s Palace on Tuesday, July 10.

In the launching ceremony, Rufino Ramos, Secretary-general of IIM, first introduced the three books, which are part of the series Missionaries for the 21st Century, and have now been translated into Chinese from Portuguese. Speaking to O CLARIM, Ramos said these three books cover the missionaries’ contribution to Macau’s society and culture. The missionaries are part of Macau’s memory and history that everyone in Macau should know. “The institute is now looking for someone to write the book of Fr Luis Ruiz Suarez and Fr Aureo Castro, hopefully we can launch them next year,” said Ramos.

ST LAZARUS CELEBRATES THE FEAST OF SAINT ROCH (S ROQUE)


The parish of St Lazarus celebrated the feast of Saint Roch (S Roque), patron saint against pestilence, on Sunday, July 8 with a Mass at 9:30 AM presided by Most Reverend Stephen Lee, Bishop of Macau. Bishop Lee also led the faithful in procession after the Mass. Although the universal Church celebrates the feast in August, Macau celebrates it in July because of a special favor granted by the saint’s intercession on this month many years back. Photo by Ivan Leong.

SUNDAY MASS IN BAHASA INDONESIA TWICE A MONTH – Chapel of Saint Lawrence’s Church

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– Pedro Daniel Oliveira

Started early this month, the chapel of Saint Lawrence’s Church is holding a Sunday Mass in Bahasa Indonesia, in order to keep the faith of the local Indonesian Catholics, since some have embraced other Christian denominations, and to maintain their solidarity. The celebration is held every first and fourth Sunday of the month, and begins at 5:00 PM.

ENHANCING SILK ROAD’S RELIGIUS AND CULTURAL LEGACY – Macau Ricci Institute Annual Symposium in November

– Pedro Daniel Oliveira

On November 22-23, the Macau Ricci Institute (MRI) is holding its annual symposium under the theme “Exploring The Silk Road Economic Belt and The 21st- Century Maritime Silk Road: The Challenge of Cross-Cultural Exchange and Communication.”

CHINESE EDITION OF MISSIONARIES IN MACAU TO BE LAUNCHED

On 10 July, at 6 PM, the launching of a new edition comprising three books of D Arquimínio da Costa, Fr Lancelote Rodrigues and Fr Mário Acquistapace in the Chinese language, missionaries who worked in Macau, will take place in the auditorium of the Macau Diocese.

SOLEMNITY OF STs PETER AND PAUL

During the Solemnity of Sts Peter and Paul on June 29, the relics of the two saints were on display at the Cathedral during the Mass celebrated by Bishop Stephen Lee. The Diocese of Macau prayed for the entire Church, the diocese itself and vocations.

BISHOP SPRINGS SURPRISE, CELEBRATES MASS FOR ALL – English Catechism Group Celebrations Before The Summer Holidays

– Miguel Augusto

Last Sunday, 1st of July, the English catechism group with respective families and friends, celebrated the last class before the summer holidays with a special Mass in the new chapel of the Diocesan College of St Joseph – designed by our bishop – close to the Episcopal Palace. The group was pleasantly surprised by the presence of our Most Reverend Bishop Stephen Lee, who celebrated Mass “inaugurating” the new Chapel. The children participated with a big enthusiasm in the Mass, volunteering to make the readings, the responsorial psalms and the prayer of the faithful. In his homily, Bishop Stephen Lee said that that we may fall, but the mercy of God will help to lift us up.

MASS OFFERED IN HONOUR OF ST JOSEMARIA

Macau Bishop Stephen Lee officiated a concelebrated Mass in honor of St Josemaría at the Macau Cathedral on Tuesday, 26 June at 6:45 PM. Around 300 people attended the Mass. Concelebrants included Fr Peter Stilwell; Fr Leonard Dollentas; Fr Daniel Ribeiro, SCJ; Fr Luís Manuel Fernandes Sequeira, SJ; Fr Vincentius Lam, SJ; Fr Peter Zhang, CDD; and Fr Francis Cheung, CDD.

BACHELOR OF PHILOSOPHY

The Bachelor of Philosophy introduces you to the lasting questions of the great philosophical traditions of East and West and the human experience in general. Studying philosophy with its genuine search for truth examines life, dispels ignorance, promotes deeper mutual understanding, and builds lasting bridges between people, cultures and traditions. Studying the rich intellectual and wisdom traditions of mankind helps to nourish life-styles and societies based on respect, understanding, justice and authentic human freedom. 

PARISH OF ST LAZARUS – Feast of St Roque

The Parish of St Lazarus will be celebrating the Feast of St Roque, “Patron Saint against the Plague,” on Sunday, July 8, 2018 with a Solemn Mass at 9:30 AM to be celebrated by Bishop Stephen Lee, followed by a Procession of St Roque after the Mass at around 10:30 AM.