Category Archives: Local

MACAU HOST ITS FIRST CHRISTMAS “GIVING TREE” – Sending Love to Strangers

Jasmin Yiu

The first year of the “Giving Tree” was held in Macau during Christmas 2017, in order to promote a spirit of giving to those who are in need. Two “Getting Together” sessions took place at the Salesian School and Our Lady of Fatima Parish, on January 6 and 7 respectively.

DELEGATION FROM SEISA UNIVERSITY

A delegation from Seisa University, a private distance learning university in Hokkaido, Japan paid a visit to Colégio Mateus Ricci for an exchange of experiences on education, including religious education. Colégio Mateus Ricci principal Cheong Wai Ling led the group that welcomed the visiting educators.

BISHOP’S BLOG

In view of the increasing popularity of the internet, Bishop Lee has launched his personal blog to share his ideas and information in the Internet.

In his introduction to the website, Bishop Lee wrote that the theme of the web page is “Accompanying you, walking with you” to express the hope that through its contents, each of the faithful will feel that the Lord accompanies and walks with them. The bishop added that he, too, wants to accompany and walk with the faithful.

While the blog (www.bishopslee.com) is still in its incipient stage, it will offer content in Chinese and mainly share daily and Sunday homilies, spiritual articles and video clips, theology and formation materials, as well as a question-and-answer section for readers to table questions on Catholic faith to him directly.

WALK FOR A MILLION

The 34th Walk for a Million raised around MOP 17 M on the 10th of December. Canon João Evangelista Lau, on behalf of Bishop Stephen Lee, presided the opening ceremony. (BKI)

INVITATION

The associations of religious men and women of the Diocese of Macau invite everyone to a Mass for Religious Vocations with Bishop Stephen Lee as main celebrant on Friday, 2nd of February, at 6:45 PM at the Macau Cathedral, in order to ask the Lord of the harvest to send more laborers to his vineyard.

THERE’S A NEW SPIRIT IN THE CHURCH – Fr. Steve Bevans, SVD, on Pope Francis’ First Five Years in Office

Pedro Daniel Oliveira

Speaking to O CLARIM, American Fr Steve Bevans, SVD, is impressed with Pope Francis, reason enough to say that his work has been marvelous, not only for the Catholic Church, but also for the world. He also talked about the vices within the Roman Curia, namely clericalism and careerism, and pointed out the change of mentality under the current Holy Father. Not to forget the efforts made by Benedict XVI. 

CHANCERY NOTICE – Week Of Prayer For Christian Unity

Diocese of Macau - Chancery Notice

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The Catholic Church in Macau and other Christian Churches and Ecclesial Communities will jointly celebrate the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity from 18 January to 25 January 2018. The theme for this year of 2018 is: “Your Right Hand, O Lord, Glorious in Power” (cf. Ex 15:6)

ART AND CULTURE STUDY GROUP TO SHANGHAI

Art and Culture Study Group to Shanghai. In order to promote exchange between Macau’s Catholic Schools and to encourage teachers to reflect on their work, the Diocesan Commission of Catholic Education organized an exchange and learning trip to Shanghai from the 26th to the 29th of last month. Twenty-two participants from eight Catholic Schools joined the trip. The Macau Liaison Office and the Shanghai International Educational Exchange Association helped to coordinate the activity. 

A NEW MAN AT THE HELM – Hong Kong Sunday Examiner

Benedict Keith Ip

On 1 January 2018, Claretian Father Josekutty Matthew took on the position of deputy-editor-in-chief of the Sunday Examiner from Columban priest Fr Jim Mulroney who had occupied the post from January 2003 to the present.