Bendición de la Capilla del Centro Pastoral Aborigen

Bendición de la Capilla del Centro Pastoral Aborigen.

El 20 de marzo (2016) coincidiendo con el Domingo de Ramos, a las 3 de la tarde se inició la celebración eucarística en la cual se procedió a bendecir la Capilla del Centro Pastoral Aborigen de la Archidiocesis de Taipei. Presidió la ceremonia el Arzobispo Juan Hong, svd. ante una asamblea que llenó tanto la capilla como el recinto exterior. Ademas de la bendicion se solemnizó la liturgia con el bautismo de 10 niños como un signo de inicio y de esperanza para este centro.

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Tic Toc, Tic Toc...

IMG 20160317 202524The clock is ticking, and the 2016 WYD meeting at Krakow is getting closer. These days the EAD Youth and Vocation Ministry Prefect and one of the lay leaders of the Taiwan group are finishing some of the details in this regard, among them the design of the common T-shirt for the East Asia Claretian Youth pilgrimage group. The design combines both Eastern and Western motifs with a strong Claretian content. As we can see, both spiritual and logistic preparations go hand in hand.

Let's keep the spirits high! 

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Claretian Youth Training Program and Retreat

S 83525636Claretian Youth Taiwan (CYT) is in full swing preparing both physically and spiritually for the World Youth Day 2016. On March 5-6 a youth training programme was conducted at Chiayi for the young people from Taiwan who will go to the World Youth Day. It was an opportunity for the Claretian Youth to have a prior experience of a pilgrimage. On March 12 the Claretian Youth had a retreat to prepare themselves spiritually for the WYD. The retreat centered on “Pilgrimage, an Amazing Experience” with Sr. Incarnata Chen OP as retreat animator. In the afternoon they had time for reflection and sharing on the different themes related to the Year of Mercy and how to become instruments of mercy and compassion as Claretian youth.

It was a very amazing session for most of the participants. S 82894851They burst into tears as they recalled some of their day-to-day experiences in connection with some of the gospel words they picked to reflect and meditate. It was also an occasion for the members of the group to strengthen their bond of friendship and feel that they were one and they were there to support one another.

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Pilgrims and servants

DSCN8253On March 7, 2016, the Claretian community of Taiwan met for their weekly gathering. The day was animated by Fr. Peter Zhao. This time the community visited the Aboriginal Center in Zhong He where Fr. Arturo serves. There they met with Ms. Liu Xiexiang (Yuki) who gave a detailed account of the work done by the Taipei Diocese Aboriginal Pastoral Center in the past, of the present challenges and of their plans for the future. The little church in the building (formerly a kindergarten ascribed to Tainan Diocese) is now being enlarged and renovated to better serve the local Catholics in the nearby area. It is under the patronage of Our Lady of the Indigenous Peoples.

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New Local Government of Taiwan community

IMG 20160104 144823 HDRAfter nine years and a half being the superior of Taiwan Claretian community, Fr. Arturo Morales could finally rest. The new superior and government of the community took possesion during the Community Meeting hold in Keelung on January 4, 2016.

IMG 20160104 142705 HDRAfter revising and signing the community books Fr. Liju Kuriath, secretary, read the Appointment of Fr Joshy Chirayil as superior of the community, who then proceed to make his oath of fidelity. Afterwards, he gave thanks to Fr. Arturo Morales for all these years of dedication and service to the community, his closeness and missionary encouragement. He finally invited all members of the community to continue our work and service to the Church as Claretian Missionaries in Taiwan and East Asia.

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