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“SPECIAL YEAR” BEGINS ON MARCH 19 AND RUNS UNTIL JUNE 2022 – Reinforcing family union

admin / January 8, 2021

Marco Carvalho The decision, announced by Pope Francisco during the Angelus prayer on December 27th, to dedicate the current year to the family and conjugal love, took those responsible for managing family affairs within the Diocese of Macau by surprise. The Macau Catholic Family Advisory Council guarantees, nonetheless, that the “Amoris Laetitia Year” will be celebrated with due relevance, having…

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Baptisms and confirmations at St Lazarus Parish

admin / January 8, 2021

It was a special Christmas season in the year 2020 as nineteen catechumens were baptized while nine received the Sacrament of Confirmation during the Christmas Mass on 25 December, 2020. The pandemic had affected the ordinary religious liturgies during Easter in 2020. But Macau is blessed to have recovered earlier and liturgical services have returned to normal in later 2020.

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Carols bring Christmas cheer

admin / January 8, 2021

Ross Belle Santos-Balatbat The Loved Flock Catholic Charismatic community, together with the locals and different parishioners and ministers of St Joseph the Worker parish, sang a 15-minute medley of Christmas songs on 23 December from 8 to 9 PM in front of the parish church. Residents and passers-by in the Iao Hon area came and flocked in the park in front…

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2020 H.E. BISHOP STEPHEN LEE’S CHRISTMAS MESSAGE

admin / December 23, 2020

2020 H.E. BISHOP STEPHEN LEE’S CHRISTMAS MESSAGE“I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” (John 10:10) Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, We have experienced a very special year. The world is still responding to the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought us. In addition, wars and struggles among nations and races, the use of “religion”…

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CARLOS MARREIROS, ARCHITECT, TOWN PLANNER AND CULTURAL MANAGER – “Baby Jesus is central to Christmas, not Santa Claus”

admin / December 23, 2020

Marco Carvalho A Catholic temple, flooded with light, preferably in Coloane. Amongst the professional challenges that Carlos Marreiros has not yet managed to fulfill is the conception of a Church. The architect and cultural manager tells O Clarim about the memories he keeps from his childhood Christmases and addresses the contribution of the long-waited new Urban Master Plan to the…

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Father Guilherme Schmid, SDB (1910-2000) and Music in Twentieth-Century Macau (2)

admin / December 22, 2020

Jen-yen ChenGraduate Institute of MusicologyNational Taiwan University As already indicated by the foregoing discussion, Father Guilherme Schmid’s twenty-six years in Macau included activity as a conductor and a composer. His initial appointment in Macau was as an instructor in St. Joseph’s Seminary, where he taught until 1960 and conducted the student choir, named the St. Cecilia Capella, as well as…

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Mother’s Meal in November

admin / November 21, 2020

More than a hundred people came to the distribution of free meals at Fatima Parish on Saturday, 14 November. The event was the third project of Mother’s Meal and organized to commemorate the World Day of the Poor which was observed the next day, Sunday. Photo by Ivan Leong.

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AVAILABILITY TO HELP DECLINED WITH THE PANDEMIC, PAUL PUN SAYS – “Right now, the biggest challenge is to maintain the services we provide”

admin / November 21, 2020

Marco Carvalho Since the first patient with Covid-19 was detected in Macau in the dying days of January, Caritas spent more than 200,000 patacas lending a helping hand to support more than six hundred non-resident workers who had lost their jobs and had been immersed in a situation of great economic fragility ever since. The charity led by Paul Pun…

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SELECTED STUDENTS GRANTED SCHOLARSHIPS OFFERED BY SINO-PERUVIAN BUSINESSMAN – USJ signs direct progression agreements with three Catholic schools

admin / November 21, 2020

Marco Carvalho The University of Saint Joseph (USJ), Saint Paul School and two of the units of St Joseph Diocesan College have recently signed direct progression agreements. The new mechanism provides some of the three secondary school graduates with the possibility to pursue their academic career at USJ. The selected students will be granted scholarships awarded by Lucas Lo, a…

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