To celebrate the 110th anniversary of the founding of the school, the Escola Dom João Paulino held the 110 Anniversary Thanksgiving Mass in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church on 25 January 2022.
Month: February 2022
What can I do this Lent?
Here are some tips on how we can benefit from the time of Lent.
CHANCERY NOTICE – Day of Prayer and Fasting for Peace
In response to Pope Francis’ appeal concerning the situation in Ukraine, Bishop Stephen LEE has instructed that all parishes to arrange a one-hour public Eucharistic adoration on 2nd March (Ash Wednesday) to pray for the intention of peace. Parishioners are asked to take note of the details released by their parishes. It is also the Church’s established day of penance and Catholics of the required age are obligated to observe fasting and abstinence.
A way of purification towards Easter
“If we look at the gospel now, what does Jesus do in the desert? He’s not just a new Israel out in the wilderness, he’s also a new Adam so whereas Adam was tempted in the garden of paradise, now Jesus the new Adam is tempted in the desert. Because that’s what our sin has done, it turns the paradise of creation into a desert. And just like Adam was tempted by the devil in the book of Genesis, now Jesus is tempted by the devil in the desert. And just as Adam had three temptations: lust of the eyes, lust of the flesh, pride of life, so now the devil hits Jesus with the same three temptations. But unlike Adam, Jesus conquers it.”
USJ to cooperate with East Timor’s Catholic University
The University of Saint Joseph (USJ) will collaborate with Saint John Paul II Catholic University, a newly established East Timorese higher education institution. As soon as the epidemic scenario allows travel to resume, USJ intends to institute exchange programs with East Timor’s Catholic University for students and teachers alike.
Fortes’ unlikely journey of faith
“My family on my mother’s side was deeply Catholic, in particular my grandmother. My grandmother went to church every day. She made us trust God. And returning to the Church was something I was looking forward to doing.”
BITE-SIZE THEOLOGY (165) What about people who remain single?
“Conjugal love which finds its expression in continence for the kingdom of heaven must lead in its normal development to paternity or maternity in a spiritual sense…” (In other words, the person who lives this form of celibacy must engender spiritual daughters and sons in some way because offspring are the fruit of love.)
Sin is bad company. It is opposed to what we all want in life: happiness, which is made up of love, compassion, peace and joy – and continuing prayer! The greatest thing: God is infinitely merciful and always ready to open the door of forgiveness. Sin is forgiven by the mercy of God through Christ. By acknowledging and confessing our sins with repentance, we are on the way home, on the way – like the Prodigal Son – to the embrace of our Father.
NOVENA AND FEAST IN HONOR OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD (SENHOR BOM JESUS DOS PASSOS)
SANTO AGOSTINHO NOVENA 24 FEB – 4 MAR ➤ 7:45 AM Novena & Mass (Chinese) ➤ 6:00 PM Mass & Novena (Portuguese) FEAST DAY 5 MAR (Sat) ➤ 8:00 AM Mass of the Feast of the Five Wounds (Chinese &…
Cardinal Bo: Myanmar – an ‘extended Way of the Cross’
“We feel your pain, your suffering, your starvation; we understand your disappointment; we understand your resistance,” the Cardinal underlined. “But to some who believe only in violent resistance, we say ‘there are other means.’”