Saturday, September 01, 2012

Welcome to the Macau-China Bulletin, September 2012

In this issue of the Bulletin, we especially focus on our family news from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macao. We begin with Taiwan where the Claretian Missionaries arrived 17 years ago. There are five Claretian from Chile, Italy, India and China working in Taiwan. Fr. Arturo, writes about the 60th anniversary celebrations of the Assumption Parish which is currently under the pastoral care of the Claretian Missionaries.

60 years of the Assumption Parish in Taiwan
On Sunday, August 19 we celebrated the 60th anniversary of the parish of Our Lady of the Assumption where Claretians have been rendering their services for the past three years. 
Our Lady of the Assumption, an image 
painted by Chung-Yu Lin (one of the parishioners)

The festival began on Monday 13 with a Mass presided by the native Claretian, Fr. Peter Chao. On Sunday, the Festal Mass was presided by the Archbishop of Taipei John Hung, SVD
On the occasion the parish was blessed with five infant baptisms while four adults received the Sacraments of Christian initiation and eight others received the Sacrament of Confirmation. 
The Archbishop with the concelebrants 
and the confirmed with their sponsors.

After the Mass the archbishop blessed a beautiful Chinese image of Our Lady of the Assumption, painted by Chung-Yu Lin (one of the parishioners) and now adorns the outer wall of the Parish.

Outer wall of the Parish
Our Lady of the Assumption

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