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Their numbers hit by pandemic, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion renew commitment to serve parishes

June 21, 2022

Fr Leonard E Dollentas A group of Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion from the different English-speaking communities of the Catholic Diocese of Macau renewed their commitment to serve in their respective parishes on June 12, 2022. As the pandemic situation has caused many establishments in Macau to cease operations, this has caused the economy to experience a downward trend. The…

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“After serving communities in the Amazon rainforest, Macau was like a new beginning”: Fr Rafael Vigolo

June 16, 2022

Born in Brazil, Rafael Gemelli Vigolo graduated in mechanical engineering before he decided to follow God’s call. A former missionary in Peru and in the far reaches of the Brazilian Amazon, the Comboni priest arrived in Macau two and a half years ago, shortly before the Covid-19 pandemic forced the Special Administrative Region to isolate itself from the rest of the world. Currently the Vicar of Saint Francis Xavier parish in Mong Ha, Father Vigolo found in Macau a way of living and celebrating the Catholic faith, which is very different from what he was used to in Latin America. The Brazilian missionary found himself surrounded with a vibrant community but also with very specific issues. One of the most challenging, he emphasizes, is the spiritual accompaniment of the younger generations after the end of their catechetical formation. Father Rafael Vigolo spoke with O Clarim….

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A convergence of art and nature at Cardinal Newman Center

June 15, 2022

The Macau Cardinal Newman Center of Cultural and Performing Arts will promote this coming July, for the second year in a row, the project “City and Trees, Scenery and People.” The initiative aims to cultivate the younger generation’s interest in nature and concern for environmental protection.

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Battle of Macau’s 400th anniversary celebrations to commence with Mass on Festa de Sao Joao

June 9, 2022

The International Institute of Macau and several other local organizations join forces to celebrate the quatercentenary of the ‘Battle of Macau’, which coincides with the feast of Saint John the Baptist – the city’s patron saint – on June 24th. The commemoration of the historical event will continue with lectures, conferences and a cultural soirée after the initial thanksgiving Mass at the Cathedral of the Nativity of Our Lady.

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Practical theology: Ricci Institute to discuss sustainability and business integrity

June 6, 2022

The Macau Ricci Institute has invited Hong Kong’s practical theologian Christine Lai to explain next Wednesday why integrity and sustainability go hand in hand in terms of good business practices.
Lai is the guest speaker at a digital forum that is the first of two initiatives to advance a better understanding of the values that the recently-instituted Deignan Award for Responsible Entrepreneurship will reward.

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A busy summer ahead: St Joseph the Worker’s parish to conduct Spiritual formation, Anointing of the Sick, fun activities for youth, kids

June 2, 2022

It is one of the most popular summer camps in Macau and it will take place once again at Saint Joseph the Worker’s Parish, in Hac Sa Wan. The summer activities program promoted by the Catholic Diocese of Macau is one of several endeavors of a pastoral nature that the Special Administrative Region’s youngest Church will nurture in the coming months.