Celebrating 75 years of O Clarim mandates the celebration of those that have built up the publication and made it what it is today. José Miguel Encarnação, editor of the Portuguese edition, is one such person who has transformed O Clarim into an engaging, relevant platform, carrying forth the mission of the Church.
O Clarim is going from strength to strength in its mission thanks to a dedicated team that toil wholeheartedly, epitomizing Christian virtue through their work.
The mission is burdensome and requires everyone’s commitment. The Catholic Diocese of Macau launched late last month the Diocesan Year of Vocations with the aim of creating a favourable environment for the awakening of priestly and religious vocations. To encourage the involvement of young people in the life of the Church – Brazilian missionaries Daniel Oliveira and Rafael Vigolo claim – is essential to attract new labourers to the vineyard of the Lord.
Marian devotion sets the tone for the “Litaniae Lauretanea” art exhibition that was inaugurated last Saturday at Rua Formosa. The exhibition is one of the initiatives that the Macau Catholic Culture Association will promote until the end of the month as part of the celebrations of May, the Month of Mary.
A new poetry contest aimed at children that attend the Portuguese-language Sunday school classes at the Cathedral of the Nativity of Our Lady was launched last month. The initiative, mainly aimed at new methods of meditating on God’s Word, attracted more than two dozen participants.
The Vietnamese Catholic Community has come a long way serving God and brethren. May 1, 2023, celebrating the patronal feast at the Fatima parish, was a fitting occasion to thank God for His blessings for the last 15 years.
The trilingual O Clarim has become a true beacon of synodality, using every platform possible and multiple languages to engage and evangelize in the modern world.
Vox Antiqua, the acclaimed Hong Kong-based choir, returns to Macau on May 1 to celebrate the Feast of St. Joseph with a special choral programme at two of the city’s most beautiful churches. Led by Andrew Leung, Vox Antiqua will perform William Byrd’s Mass for Four Voices, Gregorian chants, traditional hymns, and works by composers from around the world.
While the parish of St Joseph the worker celebrates its patronal feast on May 1, Macau’s youngest Catholic church looks forward to the celebration of its 25th anniversary as well. To commemorate a quarter-century of pastoral work, the parish will organize, starting from October, a wide programme of initiatives and activities.
The representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the People’s Republic of China, Vanno Noupech, visited Macau in late March to restore dialogue with the local authorities. Mr Noupech’s visit was the first by an official of the United Nations Refugee Agency in more than three years.