South Korean priest on mission to get St Lawrence’s youth back to church

This is the dilemma that one of Macau’s oldest parishes currently faces. In the parish of Saint Lawrence, involving the younger generations in the liturgical life of the local Catholic communion has proved to be a challenge. Born in South Korea and facing the conundrum, Father James Ryu Jae Hyoung wants to better understand what worries and motivates young people in the parish. Nevertheless, there is hope: twenty children will celebrate their First Communion on June 19th.

Our Lady of Fatima inspires devotion despite pandemic challenge

Despite the resurgence of the Covid-19 pandemic in the People’s Republic of China and the replacement of the traditional procession of Our Lady of Fatima with a motorcade bound for Our Lady of Penha chapel in Macau, faith abounds among the Catholic congregation. The nine-day novena to Our Lady of Fatima being celebrated in Saint Dominic’s Church since last Wednesday continues to be a sign that although times have changed, the devotion that the Blessed Virgin of Fatima inspires remains the same.

Reconnect: Catholics undertaking 500-year-old Ignatian exercises, spiritual retreats on the rise in Macau

Long-term spiritual retreats are increasingly sought after by local Catholics, leading the Macau Diocesan Retreat House to welcome three to five retreatants every month, in order to support those who intend to deepen their faith through silence and solitude.