Jun. 21. 2021
GUARDING TAIWAN TOGETHER
“Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue,but with actions and in truth.” 1 John 3:18 The “Ignatian Jubilee Year” is a time to remind us “to stand with the disadvantaged.” The foreign fishermen are the most marginalized workers. They have no status to receive official assistance and lack epidemic prevention materials to protect themselves and others. The Jesuits Information & Development Office and Rerum Novarum Center have launched a campaign to raise "Epidemic Prevention Relief Packs", so as to collect epidemic prevention materials and donate them to foreign fishermen. We hope to invite the general public to come together and care for our marginalized brothers. Soliciting “Epidemic Prevention Relief Pack” Face Mask, Face Shield, Alcohol. For Foreign Fishermen in Taiwan. Let Taiwan’s Epidemic Prevention Break Zero . Online Donation Platform Guarding Together！
Mar. 31. 2021
Thanks from Taipei Ignatian Spirituality Center.
“I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart” – Psalm. 138:1 Thank you very much! Thanks to the grace of God and your support, in March 2021 we reached our fundraising goal for the relocation and renovation of the Taipei Ignatian Spirituality Center. Your generosity and assistance allows us to live out our mission: inviting people to encounter Christ, teaching Ignatian spirituality and prayer, forming new spiritual directors—and even more fundamentally—helping people to feel the love of God more deeply in their lives and to hear more clearly Christ’s voice. Together you and our team are living out this mission together. Each benefactor is important to us. Without your prayer and financial support, we would not be able to serve our brothers and sisters locally and abroad. The spirituality centre team prays for you often. In addition, each month Fr. Elton Fernandes offers a Mass for benefactors, asking the Lord to especially bless you and your family. In July of 2020, the spirituality centre moved to its new home. We have already begun to offer retreats and activities here. This new space includes a prayer room, meeting room, multi-purpose room, spiritual direction rooms, library and offices. Activity participants find these new environs provide a sense of warmth and comfort. Since this space is larger than the previous premises, it also allows our team to offer more activities. If you have not yet had a chance to visit us, come say hi and have a look around. In 2021 we have begun to offer some new activities, for example, “from broken to whole retreat”, “non-violent communication and spirituality”, “the spirituality of work”, “creation and spirituality” and other programs. We are also forming 16 new spiritual directors. This year is a special year: 2021 is the 500-year anniversary of the conversion of St. Ignatius and so we are celebrating a jubilee. As a result, we are offering some special programs to celebrate, for instance, “Reflecting on the Life of St. Ignatius and My Life” and “Finding Meaning in Suffering Together with Jesus”. The funds raised are now sufficient to cover the relocation and renovation costs of the new spirituality centre. We are grateful to you! If you desire to continue to walk with us on this journey, we welcome your support. Your donation will allow brothers and sisters with financial difficulties to participate in spiritual activities. Your offerings will also help us to cover the daily costs of operating the Center. Support activities and daily operating costs of the Spirituality Centre
Jun. 22. 2020
The LORD is my shepherd; there is nothing I lack.
✝️上主是我的牧者，我實在一無所缺。(詠23:1) #耶穌會鄧立仁執事 領受司鐸聖秩 #台北總教區洪慕雅修士、#耶穌會賈修士和谷民德修士 領受執事聖秩 典禮謹訂於2020年7月4日〈星期六〉下午2點 (1點30分入場) 假 台北市聖家堂舉行（台北市大安區新生南路二段50號） 洪山川總主教 主禮 敬請 蒞臨參禮 共頌主恩 台北總教區洪山川總主教 耶穌會中華省省會長 周守仁 神父 敬邀 ※晉秩典禮當日所收奉獻將全數作為神職人員培育經費。 The LORD is my shepherd; there is nothing I lack. (Psalm 23:1) You are Cordially invited to participate in the Ordination to the Presbyterate of Joseph Dang Do Nhan, S.J. and to the Diaconate of Mu Ya Hung, Moye、Joseph Jia, S.J.、Gu Min De, S.J. By Most Rev. John HUNG Shan-Chuan, S.V.D., Archbishop of Taipei 2:00 P.M. on Saturday 4 July, 2020 at the Holy Family Church , Taipei. (No. 50, Sec. 2, Xinsheng S. Rd., Da’an Dist., Taipei City) Most Rev. John HUNG Shan-Chuan, S.V.D., Archbishop of Taipei The Chinese Province of the Society of Jesus, Stephen Chow Sau-yan, S.J., Provincial Superior The offering of the Ordination Mass will be intended for Priest Formation.
Mar. 11. 2020
English version of the donation platform Launch Announcement
English version of the donation platform Launch Announcement Launch on March 16, 2020. To make it more convenient for international donors, the English version of donation platform will launch officially on March 16, 2020. https://amdgchinese.eoffering.org.tw/ 天主教耶穌會捐款網站英文版上線公告 2020/3/16 (一)啟用 為提供國際恩人朋友更友善的捐款介面，捐款網站新增英文版本，預計於2020/3/16(一)正式對外開放使用。 網址 https://amdgchinese.eoffering.org.tw/
Mar. 05. 2020
SOCIETY OF JESUS DONATES SURGICAL N95 MASKS TO AID HEALTHCARE WORKERS IN HUBEI PROVINCE BATTLING COVID-19
SOCIETY OF JESUS DONATES SURGICAL N95 MASKS TO AID HEALTHCARE WORKERS IN HUBEI PROVINCE BATTLING COVID-19 "It is our privilege to support your meaningful mission with our humble donation. Please stay safe and healthy for your loved ones and your mission. With our earnest prayers and blessings!" Fr. Stephen Chow SJ, Provincial of the Chinese Province. The Society of Jesus has donated 1,800 surgical N95 masks[i] to Jingzhou No.1 Peopleʹs Hospital in Hubei Province via The Beijing Center (TBC).Approved by Fr. Arturo Sosa SJ, Superior General of the Society of Jesus, the donation was coordinated and arranged by The Beijing Center for Chinese Studies, the Jesuit ducation center and intellectual hub operating in mainland China since 1998. “The Society of Jesus is a Society of solidarity. This small gesture is a symbol of that wide and deep solidarity,” said Fr. José Magadia SJ, General Counsellor and Regional Assistant for Asia Pacific. Earlier this month, Chinese authorities stated that there is an urgent need for medical supplies, including surgical N95 masks, to battle the COVID-19 outbreak which has killed more than 2,996 people and infected over 87,728. Jingzhou city, about 220 kilometers (137 miles) west of Wuhan, is one of China’s smaller cities in Hubei Province. Though not prominently appearing in international media, Jingzhou city has been greatly affected by the outbreak. With over a thousand infected, healthcare workers are grappling with certain medical supplies shortages. TBC staff have been in direct contact with the Jingzhou No.1 People’s Hospital, confirming the serious need for surgical N95 masks and coordinating the delivery to their healthcare workers, said Dr. Simon Koo, Executive Director of The Beijing Center. “TBC is honored to be the facilitator and platform connecting the Jesuits to mainland China. We thank the society for the generous donation and continued support during this challenging time.” After arriving in Beijing from Canada, the surgical masks have been sent to Jingzhou No.1 Peopleʹs Hospital. These masks offer more protection and are designed to prevent 95% of small particles from entering the nose and mouth area. Those responsible for the charitable operation are Fr. Arturo Sosa SJ, Superior General of the Society of Jesus, Fr. José Magadia SJ, General Counsellor and Regional Assistant, Asia Pacific, Fr. Stephen Chow SJ, Provincial of the Chinese Province, and Dr. Simon Koo, Executive Director of The Beijing Center. "It is our privilege to support your meaningful mission with our humble donation. Please stay safe and healthy for your loved ones and your mission. With our earnest prayers and blessings!" Fr. Stephen Chow SJ, Provincial of the Jesuit Chinese Province. [i] A surgical N95 mask is a NIOSH-approved N95 respirator that has also been cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a surgical mask. A N95 respirator mask is a safety device that covers the nose and mouth and helps protect the wearer from breathing in some hazardous substances, designed to protect the wearer from small particles in the air which may contain viruses. ___________________________________________________________________________