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CHANCERY NOTICE: Special Prayer for the End of War

March 18, 2022

Bishop Stephen LEE announces that, from 20th March to 28th March 2022, in addition to the “Prayer to St. Roch”, the following prayer for peace recently shared by Pope Francis, will be recited in all parishes after public Masses, imploring God to forgive us for war, especially the war in Ukraine

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Jesuits celebrate 400th anniversary of their founder’s canonization

March 18, 2022

Saint Ignatius of Loyola and Saint Francis Xavier were canonized 400 years ago and, in Macau, the Society of Jesus marked the anniversary last Saturday with a Solemn Mass that took place at the Church of Saint Joseph’s Seminary. The celebrations of the Ignatian Year will come to a close on the 31st of July, but until then, the local Jesuits still have several initiatives on the agenda. The next one takes place on April 9th. 

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Bishop Stephen Lee asks Catholics to pray for Hong Kong

March 11, 2022

The Bishop of Macau, Stephen Lee Bun-sang, convened a special prayer novena for the citizens of neighbouring Hong Kong and urged the local Catholics to pray for the end to the Covid-19 outbreak which is devastating the former British colony. Starting this Friday and until March 19th, a prayer released earlier by Pope Francis will be recited in all the local parishes, alongside the Prayer to Saint Roch which has been intoned in Macau churches since the early days of the pandemic.

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Children and youth invited to reflect on the meaning of Lent

March 11, 2022

About fifty children and youth were invited to reflect on the meaning of Lent and how they can integrate Lenten practices in their life. The initiative brought together members of both the Lusophone Scouts Group of Macau (GELMac) and the catechesis group of Our Lady of Carmel parish. The meeting, which was held at the seaside resort of Cheoc Van, introduced the participants to the patron saints of the National Corps of Scouts, the Portuguese Catholic Scouting movement.

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USJ to discuss new approach to couple’s therapy

March 11, 2022

The Faculty of Social Sciences and Education of the University of São José (USJ) will promote, on April 23rd, a public lecture on a new model of couple therapy, Congruence Couple Therapy. The talk will explore how congruence – the compatibility between husband and wife – can help treat and solve problems such as alcoholism, gambling addiction or mental health issues.

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Chancery Notice: Special Novena Prayer for the Citizens of Hong Kong

March 9, 2022

Bishop Stephen LEE announces that, from 11th March to 19th March 2022, in addition to the Prayer to St. Roch, the following prayer, released earlier by Pope Francis, will be recited in all parishes after public Masses, with the special prayer intention for our brothers and sisters in neighbouring Hong Kong in the midst of the worsening epidemic.