Breathing new life into Macau’s remotest parish

The new parochial administrator of the Catholic Diocese of Macau’s remotest parish – Saint Francis Xavier in Coloane – assumed office recently. Father Tiago, a Brazilian missionary who doubles up as the rector of the Redemptoris Mater College, takes on a mission of overseeing pastoral and spiritual life in the parish, with the purpose of helping to revitalize the life of the Church on Macau’s largest island.

His presence among us makes life worth the effort

Facing execution, John the Baptist felt the need to look for some answers. “Are you the one who is to come, or should we look for another?” John’s question to Jesus was not posed merely to clarify a religious belief. The issue was much more personal: “Was all my life of sacrifice and toil worthwhile? Did I make the right choice to put you ahead of me? Do these sufferings have meaning, or did I fail in my mission?”

Catholic Culture Association announces Macau’s first Nativity scenes contest

The Macau Catholic Culture Association wants the Christmas manger to become a familiar presence in the homes of local Catholics. The organization has launched a competition to choose Macau’s most beautiful Nativity scenes. The association is also selling a 12-day Advent Calendar that allows for the creation of a complete Christmas crèche.

Choral Vespers: Experience the Christmas story through the beauty of sacred music this Saturday

Advent chants, choral compositions by great symphonists, and even popular music. On Saturday, December 10th, the Cathedral of the Nativity of Our Lady will host a special Advent Choral Vespers service, featuring the Diocesan Choir and the Cathedral Schola of Macau. The initiative aims to prepare local Catholics for one of the most fundamental mysteries of the Catholic faith: the Nativity of Jesus.