Pastoral action, Father Eduardo Aguero claims, is synonymous with relationship and the relationship that the Argentine priest managed to build over the last few months with the Portuguese-speaking Catholic community of Taipa has transformed the Church of Our Lady of Carmel into an example of spiritual flourishing in Macau. The Dehonian missionary helped to establish a new Bible study group and to relaunch the Holy Childhood project. On Sunday, the Advent season begins with the institution of the twelve readers that will serve the Carmel parish during the new Liturgical Year.
The Macau Cardinal Newman Centre of Cultural and Performance Arts will celebrate its first anniversary on December 4th, with a Winter-themed recital, the last concert of the Four Season series. The show will take place outside the premises of the cultural centre, on Calçada da Vitória. Young musicians will perform jazz, Chinese traditional music and hits from as far away as Portugal.
The Society of Jesus will organize a workshop on December 11th on the teachings of Laudato Si’. Aimed at lay people, the seminar is an invitation to better understand the apostolic exhortation with which Pope Francis seeks to inspire and mobilize Catholics worldwide to take care of our Common Home and achieve climatic and ecological justice.
On November 21, 2021, Feast of Christ the King, Edna Ritchie and Roxanne Pangan received their First Communion at the Macau Cathedral during the 5:00 PM Mass for the English-speaking community.
The Parish Family Day, an initiative that should have taken place last Sunday, has been postponed to January 15th. The Diocese of Macau opted for a cautious approach, after the latest outbreak of Covid-19 forced schools and educational establishments to close their doors for one entire month.
In view that Macau is impacted of Covid-19 during this period, in line with the Macau government’s prevention measures, the 52nd Caritas Macau Charity Bazaar originally scheduled to be held at Nam Van Lake on 6 -7 November 2021 shall ‘break up the whole into parts,’ whereby participating schools, associations and companies can choose to hold ‘mini-bazaar’ at their own premises on another date at their own discretion to support Caritas Macau. All donations from the ‘mini-bazaar’ shall be transferred to Caritas Macau to support the disadvantaged and welfare of people in need.
CN/32/036/2021 Chancery Notice ALL SOULS DAY (2rd November 2021, Tuesday) A plenary indulgence, applicable only to the souls in Purgatory, is granted to the faithful who fulfill the conditions (either on the same day that the indulgenced work is performed, or within about 20 days before or after the indulgenced work) of confession, Holy Communion and prayer for the Holy…
Under his leadership, Macau and Hong Kong gained center stage in the East Asian evangelization efforts made by the Order of Preachers. He was the first Prior Provincial of the Dominican Province of Our Lady of the Rosary to make a canonical visit to China after the end of the Pacific War. Father Bonifacio Garcia Solis died last Saturday in his native Spain, aged 76.
Rev. Fr. Bonifacio Garcia Solis OP was born on June 19, 1945 at Santibáñez de Murias-Aller, Asturias, Spain and died on October 23, 2021 at Oviedo, Spain. A son of Our Lady of Rosary Province, Order of Preachers.
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