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FEAST OF THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD – “Let us also be bathed in light”

admin / January 15, 2021

Miguel Augusto Last Sunday, January 10, the Portuguese-speaking community gathered for the Mass of the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord.  Fr Daniel Ribeiro SCJ, celebrated the Holy Sacrifice. In his homily, he stressed that in order to understand the Lord’s baptism, an understanding of the whole of Sacred Scripture is necessary. This, the priest reminds us, speaks of…

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Mass for outgoing Philippine Consul General

admin / January 15, 2021

Leonard Dollentas Last Sunday, January 10, 2021, Filipinos in Macau bade farewell to the Honorable Lilybeth R. Deapera, consul general of the Philippines to Macau. The Filipino community of St Padre Pio offered a Mass for her as her stint in Macau has drawn to a close. The Mass was held at St Dominic Church and was celebrated by Fr Leonard…

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Spiritual Tea Time at Vila São José

admin / January 15, 2021

Between January to May, Vila São José will be launching a spiritual teatime for individual spiritual guidance.  We welcome the faithful to take time out to be renewed through spiritual conversation with our two veteran spiritual companions – Mr. Ignatius Ip and Ms. Celia Chan. 

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NEW BOOK COORDINATED BY CRISTINA OSSWALD AND JOSÉ EDUARDO FRANCO – Martyrdom and massacres under the magnifying glass

admin / January 8, 2021

Marco Carvalho A multidisciplinary work that brings together varied approaches and very different perspectives on martyrdom. This is how Cristina Osswald, a professor and researcher at the Polytechnic Institute of Macau, defines the book Martírios e Massacres – Fazer da Morte uma Vitória (Martyrdoms and Massacres – Turning Death into Victory), a document that aims to address the importance of…

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“SPECIAL YEAR” BEGINS ON MARCH 19 AND RUNS UNTIL JUNE 2022 – Reinforcing family union

admin / January 8, 2021

Marco Carvalho The decision, announced by Pope Francisco during the Angelus prayer on December 27th, to dedicate the current year to the family and conjugal love, took those responsible for managing family affairs within the Diocese of Macau by surprise. The Macau Catholic Family Advisory Council guarantees, nonetheless, that the “Amoris Laetitia Year” will be celebrated with due relevance, having…

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Baptisms and confirmations at St Lazarus Parish

admin / January 8, 2021

It was a special Christmas season in the year 2020 as nineteen catechumens were baptized while nine received the Sacrament of Confirmation during the Christmas Mass on 25 December, 2020. The pandemic had affected the ordinary religious liturgies during Easter in 2020. But Macau is blessed to have recovered earlier and liturgical services have returned to normal in later 2020.

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Carols bring Christmas cheer

admin / January 8, 2021

Ross Belle Santos-Balatbat The Loved Flock Catholic Charismatic community, together with the locals and different parishioners and ministers of St Joseph the Worker parish, sang a 15-minute medley of Christmas songs on 23 December from 8 to 9 PM in front of the parish church. Residents and passers-by in the Iao Hon area came and flocked in the park in front…

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