To start the New Year with novelty, MGM rolled out the “Heart-written CNY Couplets for Elderly” for the first time — where 15 primary six to high school students of Escola Tong Sin Tong, together with MGM volunteers, gave their festive blessings to around 50 seniors at Centro de Dia Brilho da Vida of Caritas Macau.
Starting from February until December, the Diocesan Center, on Rua Formosa, will host a prayer meeting once a month, aimed at mothers that are willing to pray for their family and for their relatives’ intentions. The initiative, which was first organized in 2021 with great success, is being once again promoted by the Macau Catholic Family Advisory Council.
The Diocese of Macau will welcome the Year of the Tiger with the celebration of a Mass, presided over by Bishop Stephen Lee Bun-sang, followed by a performance of a Lion Dance troupe. The celebration, Father Daniel Ribeiro pointed out, is a good example of how harmoniously the Catholic Church coexists with Chinese culture and Chinese traditions.
Representatives of the Macau Taoist Association, the Bahai Community, Buddhist Association of Macau, the Sheng Kung Hui Macau, the Macao Catholic Culture Association held a gathering at the Centro De Cultura e Artes Performativas Cardeal Newman De Macau on 22nd January to discuss and follow up the work of the Concert Organized by the Five Religions and discussed future cooperation.
The anniversary of St. Paul’s School was on 25 January, but due to the pandemic, the school celebrated its 51st anniversary thanksgiving Mass earlier, on January 21. The Mass was officiated by the Principal Fr. Chen Xin Wang, accompanied by Fr. Lawrence The Reh and Fr. Fan Ya Cheng.
The University of Saint Joseph is a step closer to fulfilling its aim to demonstrate that it is “a university in, of and for Macau” and “in, of and for China”. The Catholic-run University announced recently that it has signed exchange agreements with two higher education institutions from the neighbouring province of Guangdong.
The Prayer Service for Christian Unity, that usually brings together the different Christian denominations of Macau, will take place this Saturday, but it will be conducted in a virtual format only. The decision was made by the organizers early in the week, following the aggravation of the epidemic in several cities of the neighbouring province of Guangdong.
The Society of Jesus is celebrating, until July 31st, the 500th anniversary of a personal transformation that changed the history of the Church. The example set by Saint Ignatius of Loyola will inspire, to a large extent, the activities that the Macau Ricci Institute intends to promote throughout the current year. The first activity – an online forum on “spiritual transformation” – takes place next Monday.
A bicycle ride bound for the campus of the University of Macau on Hengqin Island set, once again, the Lusophone Scouts Group (GELMac) in motion, after a short Christmas break. The Catholic Scouts movement celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2022, but the Covid-19 pandemic threatens to overshadow the celebrations.
Bishop Stephen LEE announces that, with immediate effect, faithful who are unable to utilise the Macao Venue Code or whose Health Codes are Red or Yellow are dispensed from the obligation of attending Masses.