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Fresh strength for the journey

June 8, 2018

Two students of CDSJ 5, Gabriel (Form 3) and Rui Joseph (Form 1) were among those who received confirmation at Pentecost. Here are their thoughts on this milestone in their journey of faith.   GABRIEL. During my confirmation class, I had fun learning more about God, how to love more, how to be a good person, and how to go…

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TALKS – PRAYERS FOR HEALING – ALL-NIGHT EUCHARISTIC ADORATION & SOLEMN PROCESSION – Corpus Christi irradiates blessings

June 8, 2018

Miguel Augusto The bishop of Macau Most Reverend Stephen Lee, last year brought the Corpus Christi procession back to Macau, which had not been realized for many years and sadly almost “forgotten”. Our bishop has been extolling the adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and the involvement and union of the faithful with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. This year, the…

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A READER WRITES – A spiritually enhanced day

June 8, 2018

Simon Lei Angela Chong I find the Feast of Corpus Christi of special importance this year. In fact, it was a spiritually enriched day for me. I attended two consecutive Masses in the morning and joined the Eucharistic Procession in the evening. Fr Chan, who celebrated the first Mass, advised us to reflect on the meaning of the Blessed Sacrament,…

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SAINT DOMINIC’S DAY AT SAINT PAUL SCHOOL – Students and teachers recognized in sports and arts

June 8, 2018

St Paul School Pedro Daniel Oliveira Saint Dominic’s Day was marked in Saint Paul School on May 25, with the Mass at 8:45 AM honoring Saint Dominic of Guzman, followed by the recognition of hundreds of students and teachers. Saint Paul School Deputy Principal Fr Athanasius Chan focused his homily on the three main issues: the importance of study, the…

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FILIPINO MISSIONARIES ADDRESS DIFFICULTIES OF MIGRANT WORKERS – Reports on loneliness, precariousness and low incomes

June 8, 2018

Pedro Daniel Oliveira On May 26, a group of Filipino priests and religious sisters in Macau gathered at the Catholic Pastoral Center for Migrants to share their experiences and to understand the struggles faced by those they often serve on a regular basis. One of the challenges encountered is how to deal with situations or problems affecting several local communities…

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SAINT JOHN FESTIVITIES AT SAINT LAZARUS NEIGHBORHOOD – Typhoon can wait a bit longer

June 8, 2018

Pedro Daniel Oliveira “Whether it’s sunny or raining, we’ll maintain this tradition of organizing it,” Miguel de Senna Fernandes told the media last Tuesday, while presenting the program of Arraial de São João (Saint John Festivities.) The festival will take place at Saint Lazarus neighborhood on June 23-24. “We are open to receive the registrations of all those interested in…

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PAHIYAS FESTIVAL 2018 – On its 16th year in Macau

June 8, 2018

Ross Belle Balatbat Last May 27 in Chan Meng Kam (CMK), to celebrate the Feast of St Isidore the Worker, a taste of the Pahiyas Festival from Lucban, Quezon (Philippines) was offered 32 different Filipino communities. It was a well-participated event on its 16th year, a realization of the Quezonian Association of Macau’s main goal of “uniting all Filipinos in Macau.”…

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All Categories, Local June 1, 2018

The SOLT Fathers in charge of the Catholic Pastoral Center for Migrants led the informal bimonthly gathering of priests and religious sisters who assist in the spiritual care of more than 25,000 migrant workers. The event provided an opportunity for each one to share his or her experience and at the same time to learn from the others.