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Holy Family Church Taipei

Holy Family Church-Taipei Church Roof Renovation, your donations are needed    Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. (2 Corinthians 9:6-7)     Introduction, Mission and Vision In March of 1952, four Canadian Jesuit Missionaries Frs. Maurice Begin, Philippe Quimet, Roland Dussault and Gerard Bourque, began their missionary work in a rented Japanese-style building in Taipei. This location marked the founding of the Holy Family Catholic Church; it was the fourth church of the Archdiocese of Taipei.   In 1957, Fr. Maurice Belhumeur expanded the holy sanctuary to include a third worshipping space, which is now the current church building. This church was designed by architect Mr. Bo-Nian Lin and went into service January, 10, 1965.   The current Holy Family Catholic Church is located on Xinsheng South Road, facing Daan Forest Park. In addition to regular Masses and liturgical services, the church is also used as a venue for concerts as well as other activities and events. The Taipei Archdiocese frequently uses Holy Family Church to celebrate large ceremonies.   The Church can accommodate more than one thousand people. It is also a very beautiful and quiet place to pray. As such, it is a place for personal growth through worship and liturgical celebrations. Holy Family Church is also a shrine for pilgrimage. It is open to the public and so tourists come to enjoy the beautiful religious art. As the years have gone by, age has started to take a toll on the building, for example, paint on the walls has begun to peel and during heavy rainfall, water leaks into the building.   At the suggestion of enthusiastic parishioners we have formed the "Holy Family Renovation Workgroup." It includes several experts that have examines the church construction and proposed a renovation plan. We have now selected one construction company among five competitors, and have now started the renovation project. According to the plan, the construction will proceed in two phases: the first is the work of waterproofing the roof and the second is the renovation of the interior walls. Each of these works will cost NTD 6 million, which makes the total NTD 12 million.     Scope of Works: (Fundraising Items) Step 1 The Work of Waterproofing the Roof includes: Installing scaffolding, washing the exterior walls, repairing windows (adding anti-rust protection), applying waterproof materials and replacing the skylight window above the altar. Estimated Construction Period is 150 days (excluding rainy days). Step 2 The Work of Interior Renovation, especially considering the main structure of the church, includes: High-altitude machine work, indoor scaffolding, the indoor paint job, cleaning and maintenance, and the public safety measures related to painting, scaffolding, the mobile shelf, cleaning and maintenance.       Other methods of Donation: 1. Cash 2. Bank Transfer 3. Credit card payment authorization       We would like to thank you in advance for your kind support and your generous contribution.   Thank you very much, may God bless you!  

General giving

The Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) is a religious order of the Roman Catholic Church with members spread throughout the world. There are presently in Greater China hundreds of Jesuits coming from 25 countries.   Jesuits are continuing the mission of Jesus Christ to preach, teach, heal, and reconcile. We ponder and interpret what God is saying in our hearts and we hope that finding God in all things we may with all our strength proclaim His glory.   We are ready to follow God under even the most difficult circumstances, to enter into and engage in dialogue with those of other faiths, cultures and value systems, and to stand in the front lines in the pursuit of justice and peace, bringing the message of the gospel that all men are yearning for deep in their hearts.     This project will assist the Jesuits in the past year to help the pastoral and apostolic work, and the offerings will be distributed by the Jesuits.     Other ways to support Check, Bank transfer, Cash, Credit card payment authorization, please see FAQ  

Taipei Ignatian Spirituality Center

Taipei Ignatian Spirituality Center     But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.- 2 Corinthians 4:7     Introduction, Mission and Vision The mission of the Taipei Ignatian Spirituality Center (CIST) is to assist people to hear Christ’s voice and feel his love in daily life. Once people feel the care, acceptance and guidance of Jesus, it is easier to share this love with others. Today many people are troubled by loneliness and other wounds on the heart. Such challenges and tensions make us even more hungry for the love and care of God. They lead us to serach more deeply for meaning in life.   The CIST team use Ignatian spirituality and the Spiritual Exercises to help people draw closer to God. Through various spiritual activities such as: individual spiritual direction, prayer workshops, weekend retreats, 8-day retreats, 30-day retreats, using film to pray, using art to pray, discernment workshops, prison ministry, parish retreats and formation of spiritual directors. Through such activities we invite people to encounter God and develop a deeper more intimate relationship with God.   CIST was established 20 years ago. Thanks to the support of benefactors the activities that we offer and the people we have trained have increased in number. The current site of the spirituality centre on the first floor of the Tien Center is limited in space. As a result we are now renting other spaces in order to offer our activities. To provide better service, we plan to move to a new and improved location in 2020—the fourth floor of the Tien Center. This new site will include rooms for spiritual direction, a prayer room, a classroom for workshops and offices.   Recently the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) announced 4 apostolic preferences to focus our efforts for the next ten years around the world. The first preference is to show the way to God through the Spiritual Exercises and discernment. The CIST team hopes that in our new home even more people will encounter Christ, feel his love and hear his voice. We invite you to walk with us so that we may achieve this goal and live out this mission together.     Fundraising Items: 1. Support the renovation and relocation of the Spirituality Centre In 2020, the fourth floor of the Tien Center will become the new home of the Spirituality Centre (please see the virtual diagram of the foyer below). The current site of the spirituality centre on the first floor of the Tien Center is limited in space. As a result we are now renting other spaces in order to offer our activities. To provide better service, we plan to move to a new and improved location in 2020—the fourth floor of the Tien Center. This new site will include rooms for spiritual direction, a prayer room, a classroom for workshops and offices. In total the approximate cost for this project will be NT$5,600,000.   2. Support the Activities of the Spirituality Centre a. Provide retreats and other activities for free. b. Support people with financial difficulties that would like to particpate in spiritual activities, e.g. students, nuns, seminarians, priests, and people who live on the margins of society. c. Support the formation and training of new spiritual directors (lay people, nuns and priests)     Other methods of Donation: 1. Cash 2. Bank Transfer 3. Credit Card payment authorization       If you would like to make a donation, or have any questions, please feel free to contact us.     Fr. Elton Fernandes, SJ Director - Taipei Ignatian Spirituality Center             A New Ignatian Space – The Taipei Ignatian Spirituality Center Update on the Renovation and Move   ↑Fr. Luciano Morra Province Socius (center) presides at the liturgy of blessing, together with the Taipei Ignatian Spirituality Center team.     On July 10, 2020 The Taipei Ignatian Spirituality Center moved to its new site on the 4th floor of the Tien Educational Center. The new center includes spiritual direction rooms, a prayer room, a meeting room, library and other facilities. We welcome you to come and see!    Entrance and spiritual direction space   ↑ Prayer room   ↑ You are welcome to browse and borrow books from the spirituality library         Due to the coronavirus, during the first half of 2020 many activities were either cancelled or moved to later in the year. While respecting health precautions, we hope to offer retreats, workshops and activities in the second of 2020, so that more people can explore Ignatian spirituality and draw closer to God.     As of July 25, 2020, fundraising for the renovation and move of the Taipei Ignatian Spirituality Center has reached NT$2,010,000. This is about 36% of our target. In addition, NT$120,000 was donated to support the Center for its daily operating expenses. Thank you to the donors for your generosity and care!         If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer. – Matthew 21:22     Although we have not yet reached our goal, we want to whole heartedly thank our benefactors for their financial and prayerful support. Let us walk together, hand in hand, to complete what God desires for us.     Gifts for your donation: (one-time gifts or regular donations) Donations of NT$2000 or more: a wooden hand-held cross that represents God’s love for us. Donations of NT$36,000 or more: your name will appear on the donor recognition plaque in the spirituality   ↑ Wooden cross 14x8cm.   ↑ Fr. Elton Fernandes blesses the crosses to be given to benefactors. The benefactors are in our prayers often.  

Sacred Heart Church Guting

Sacred Heart Church Guting    And do not forget to do good, and to impart; for by such sacrifices God's favour is obtained. ( Hebrews13:16)   Introduction, Mission and Vision Sacred Heart of Jesus Church Guting will enter the 38th year this year. Our mission is to help people meet Jesus, know Jesus, and love Jesus. Live the love, life, and joy of the children of God, and be willing to follow Jesus and participate in the mission of Jesus' love and service. We are longing for brothers and sisters can feel that the parish is a big family of God with people. Arouse laities can get out of their comfort zone and be more enthusiastic about the mission of evangelization and service, so that the parish can be active and expand in communion, service and evangelization. Lead more people who have not known Jesus and be a part of the big family of God's people.   No man lighteth a candle, and putteth it in a hidden place, nor under a bushel; but upon a candlestick, that they that come in, may see the light. (Luke 11:33)   Direction The work continues this year is as following: 1. Provide kinds of sacrament and celebrations of communion. 2. Develop Sunday school and cultivate youth fellowship 3. Set up of Catechumen classes 4. Promote social justice caring action 5. Advance family patrol works: Except for promoting family prayer and Eucharistic Adoration in Sunday school, a series of lectures on family spirituality are also held, which is expected to help the laities to use their faith with Jesus to confront challenges of family and marriage. 6. New-evangelization pastoral renewal program: Transforms into a "parish with a focus on evangelization" and hopes to promote the new evangelization of Catholic Church in Taiwan.    I. The "Faith Formation Center" will be established by the collaboration of this church, Holy Family Church Taipei and Fu Jen Faculty of Theology to launch a complete faith-cultivation course and guide to become mature Christian step by step.   II. Promote the evangelistic cell group—the cell group is mainly engaged in praying, bible studying, sharing, and intercession. It is expected that the Bible will be used to deeply drive the laities into faith, and let the parish become to an expanding apostolic group.    That the communication of thy faith may be made evident in the acknowledgment of every good work, that is in you in Christ Jesus. (Philemon 01:06)   Purpose Self-supporting programs are actively promoted. We sincerely invite everyone who is grateful to God and belong to the family of the parish, to participate generously in the dedication plan. This is a crucial index of the recognition, and it is also very helpful for the finance of the parish. In response to the request of the National Tax Administration in the future, all donations require detailed information, including the ID number. Therefore, whether you are making your first donation, you are requested to fill in the details on your self-supporting dedication bag. Inconveniences place to ask respectfully to forgive and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at the information counter on Sunday.   A little leaven corrupteth the whole lump. (Galatians 5:9)   Other methods of Donation  1. Cash 2. Bank Transfer 3. Credit Card payment authorization     Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/gutingsacredheartchurch