Thursday, September 01, 2016

Feast of St. Lawrence Parish in Macau

Bishop Stephen Lee, Bishop of Macau together with the concelebrants and the first-communicants during the feast of St. Lawrence in Macau on 7 August 2016 
St. Lawrence was chief among the seven deacons who served the Roman Church during the mid-third century. The young cleric held a position of great trust, caring for the goods of the Church and distributing its alms among the poor. He was arrested by the Emperor Valerian in 258, laid upon a gridiron and slowly roasted to death. Lawrence rejoiced in his awful martyrdom and died praying for the conversion of the city of Rome, in the hope that from it the faith of Christ might spread throughout the world. From that time idolatry began to decline in Rome.
A view from the balcony of the Church
Festal Agape with the parish community 

St. Lawrence Parish in Macau is over 450 years old, making it one of the oldest parishes of the diocese of Macau. Since 2015, Fr. Jojo Ancheril serves as the pastor of the parish. This year the Feast of the patron saint St. Lawrence, was celebrated on 7 August.  

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