Members of the GELMac organized an annual food drive, collecting food donations at four different local supermarkets last Saturday. The donations were offered to Caritas and helped relieve Macau’s most vulnerable and needy.
Last weekend, 20 people participated in a silent retreat under the guidance of Father Daniel Ribeiro at the Diocesan Retreat House in Coloane. More than just engaging in a period of spiritual reflection, the retreat provided participants with an opportunity for a personal encounter with God.
The pastoral care team in charge of the Portuguese-speaking community at the Cathedral parish invited elderly parishioners to a social event – the first of its kind aimed at the Lusophone flock – which sought to answer some of the concerns that were raised by local Catholics during the diocesan phase of the Synod of Bishops.
The Perosi Choir has been promoting the art of choral singing in Macau over the last quarter century and will celebrate its silver jubilee with not one, but two concerts. The first recital will take place on Sunday (November 27) at Saint Dominic’s Church, and the second on December 3 at Yuet Wah College. Both concerts will have free admission.
The artwork of Macau’s most celebrated sculptor Wong Ka Long is the focus of the latest exhibition promoted by the Catholic Culture Association. Entitled “Culture of Encounter”, the exhibit showcases some of Wong’s most familiar Catholic-inspired sculptures and can be seen at the association’s office venue at Rua Formosa until December 4.
Saint Joseph International Nursery, a leading multicultural kindergarten created by the Catholic Diocese of Macau three years ago, has been granted permission to enroll a larger number of students starting from January. The Social Affairs Bureau has given the nursery the green light to open a new classroom and recruit over two dozen more students.
The 53rd edition of the Caritas Charity Bazaar raised an estimated 5-6 million patacas with fewer visitors, but with the same spirit of solidarity and mutual accountability. The amount will be used to fund the organization’s activities that are not financed by the government.
The winners of a drawing competition that was promoted by the pastoral care of the Portuguese-speaking community at the cathedral parish were announced on Sunday. The Sacred Heart of Jesus inspired contest attracted the participation of over two dozen children who attend catechesis at the Cathedral of the Nativity of Our Lady.
The parishioners requested and the parish was happy to comply. The pastoral care team of the Portuguese-speaking community of the cathedral parish recently unveiled a pack of new digital resources and announced the creation of a new monthly bulletin. The purpose is to answer the concerns of the Portuguese-speaking community that were brought to light during the diocesan phase of the Synod of Bishops.
The Macau Cardinal Newman Culture and Performing Arts Center will address and discuss death and the topic of mortality all through the month of November, a time when Catholics especially pray for souls in purgatory. Based at Calçada da Vitória, the Newman Center wants to encourage discussion about death so that our departure from this life is no longer seen as a taboo subject.