The Macau Diocese has invited the nine local parishes to participate in the “Christmas Nativity-Scene Award,” which runs until next January 21.

Speaking to O CLARIM, Bishop of Macau Stephen Lee Bun-sang said, he’s impressed by the parishes to put a lot of effort to decorate the mangers, which adds the Christmas atmosphere to the churches. “This contest also motivates families to create and decorate mangers at home,” he mentioned, adding that he has been receiving some interesting manger designs from the Internet.

Msgr Stephen Lee thus wishes to build up a culture that focuses on the spiritual and salvific value of the Advent and Christmas. The material value, on the other hand, could be centered to the preparation of the manger.

Macau Diocesan Social Communication Center Director of Performance Events and Project Division Agnes Wong told us the winner will be known after Bishop Lee and the Macau Diocesan Commission for Social Communication’s decision is announced.

However, the public in general can vote in their preference through the website: The most voted parish will receive a contest certificate.


P.D.O. with B.K.I.



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