“The Lord invites us to open our hearts, to let His grace embrace us, and to walk with Him in our concrete lives to bear fruits of peace, unity, and joy in the faith, hope, and charity,” Msgr. Andrea Ferrante said.
Myitkyina Diocese in Myanmar inaugurated a new parish in Zang Yaw village, located about 355 miles (571 kilometers) from Myitkyina, on January 15. The new parish comprises of 11 villages, with about 500 people in the population.
Bosco Khant Lu Thit was awarded for his outstanding drawing from St. Ignatius Center in Poland. He was awarded on January 22 in St. Peter and St. Paul Parish, Yangon, where he lives, after Sunday Morning Mass with the presence of the Mass attendants.
Archbishop Marco Tin Win of Mandalay Archdiocese presided over the Jubilee Mass at St. John’s Church, Mandalay, where the six pioneer FMM sisters arrived in 1898 to look after the lepers . There were over 200 Lepers, whom they served, despite language barrier and other hardships.
Myanmar Legion of Mary had an annual retreat for 2023 in Chan Thar Gone, Mandalay Archdiocese, from January 13 to 15. It was aimed for the annual dedication of the members to Mother Mary, the annual retreat for the members, the gathering of the members, and making a plan for Mandalay Comitium for 2023.
Myanmar priests reached the Catholics in the remote area amid the crises for the Christmas tour on December 28. Due to hard roads, priests seldom arrive there. There are no nearby homes, only two catholic families.
Archbishop Marco Tin Win of Mandalay Archdiocese inaugurated the first Prayer Hill of the Mandalay Archdiocese at St. Theresa Parish, Chin Nyaung Pin Thar, Myanmar, on January 1. The Calvary Hill is the first “Prayer Hill” in the Archdiocese of Mandalay.
Myanmar Church Leader reiterated the starvation for peace and urged to turn to peace in his new year message on December 31. “Our people are so hungry for peace. Turn to peace,” Cardinal Charles Bo insisted.
Myanmar Cardinal Charles Bo recommends ‘the forming of true relationships as the first duty of the new bishop,’ at the installation of John Saw Yaw Han as the bishop of Keng Tung in the Immaculate Conception Cathedral of Keng Tung on December 14.
The first Myanmar private Catholic University held the fourth graduation ceremony in Yangon, Myanmar, on December 10, at Summit Park View Hotel, Yangon, Myanmar. Speaking on the occasion Bishop Alexander Pyone Cho said, “When educating a person, we need to help him to have critical thinking – to see the world well - not only in the book but to be in life.”
“The first word to say to the people is PEACE BE WITH YOU. The disciples are to bring Peace, Healing, and Happiness to the people,” said Bishop Noel Saw Naw Aye after ordaining eight new deacons at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Yangon, Myanmar, on December 1.
Myitkyina Diocese in Myanmar is to establish a new parish in the far and remote Zang Yaw village on January 15, 2023. Zang Yaw village is located more than 300 miles from Myitkyina city and is one of the most distant places. Transportation is tough two days by car and two days on foot along the road to arrive at the village.
Sacred Heart Education Center in Bago, Myanmar, held a children's talent show on November 7, "to encourage the young children to identify their specific talents and express them freely without fear or force."