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CHIARETTO YAN (甄健湘), PROFESSOR OF ASIAN PHILOSOPHY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SAINT JOSEPH – “We should not despise these cultural practices outright”

admin / February 26, 2021

Marco Carvalho The Lunar New Year is, for Chinese communities all over the world, a celebration of the family, and Catholics are no exception. The Church does not rebel against the offer of the “red pocket” and does not interdict going to the temples, as long as the faithful do not succumb to the deception of superstition. What can and…

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El Shaddai Macau chapter celebrates 27th anniversary

admin / February 26, 2021

Leonard Dollentas For the last 27 years the El Shaddai Catholic prayer group has played an important role in the lives of the thousands of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) in Macau. El Shaddai members often describe the encounter with the movement as a new beginning for them, a wake-up call from all the mistakes and hardships they went through before in…

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Pastoral Center hosts pro-life seminar

admin / February 26, 2021

Ross Belle Santos-Balatbat The Pastoral Care for Migrants held a pro-life seminar last February 13th from 9 am to 5 pm. The speaker was Sister Pamela Marie, of the Religious of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd (RGS), who is an active pro-life promoter. 

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FEAST OF THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD – “Let us also be bathed in light”

admin / January 15, 2021

Miguel Augusto Last Sunday, January 10, the Portuguese-speaking community gathered for the Mass of the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord.  Fr Daniel Ribeiro SCJ, celebrated the Holy Sacrifice. In his homily, he stressed that in order to understand the Lord’s baptism, an understanding of the whole of Sacred Scripture is necessary. This, the priest reminds us, speaks of…

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Mass for outgoing Philippine Consul General

admin / January 15, 2021

Leonard Dollentas Last Sunday, January 10, 2021, Filipinos in Macau bade farewell to the Honorable Lilybeth R. Deapera, consul general of the Philippines to Macau. The Filipino community of St Padre Pio offered a Mass for her as her stint in Macau has drawn to a close. The Mass was held at St Dominic Church and was celebrated by Fr Leonard…

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Spiritual Tea Time at Vila São José

admin / January 15, 2021

Between January to May, Vila São José will be launching a spiritual teatime for individual spiritual guidance.  We welcome the faithful to take time out to be renewed through spiritual conversation with our two veteran spiritual companions – Mr. Ignatius Ip and Ms. Celia Chan. 

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NEW BOOK COORDINATED BY CRISTINA OSSWALD AND JOSÉ EDUARDO FRANCO – Martyrdom and massacres under the magnifying glass

admin / January 8, 2021

Marco Carvalho A multidisciplinary work that brings together varied approaches and very different perspectives on martyrdom. This is how Cristina Osswald, a professor and researcher at the Polytechnic Institute of Macau, defines the book Martírios e Massacres – Fazer da Morte uma Vitória (Martyrdoms and Massacres – Turning Death into Victory), a document that aims to address the importance of…

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