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The Building

St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church has a side that faces China that resembles
two opens arms, as if in a welcoming attitude to the multitude of Chinese to
come to meet and to know Christ.

The interior side walls are hung with 14 pictures portraying, with an oriental
style of iconography, the various stages of the history of salvation, beginning
from Abraham the Patriach until the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles.

The nave of the church of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church is symmetrical.
The whole church focus attention on the altar.

The Mission of the St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church

The Intention of the Bishop of Macau is to extend the church’s pastoral action
and evangelizing activity to the area of Iau Hon where most inhabitants are
workers and immigrants from China.

The church, in fact, is dedicated to St.
Joseph the Worker because St. Joseph is the patron of the Chinese mission.
The church fits this area of Macau where many are the workers
have settled over the years. The people are like St. Joseph and his family
who were considerably poor and immigrants too.

A statue of the holy family has been placed in the church as a reminder that
we cannot see Joseph detached from his family and that the pastoral character
of the new mission territory should be directed to the family.

Address
St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church
Ave. da Longevidade, R/C Bairro de Iau Hn. Macau
Tel: (853)425016, (853)425880 | Fax: (853)425572
Email: sjose@macau.ctm.net

Mass Schedule:
Sundays:
9:30am (Cantonese)
8:30pm (Mandarin)
5:30pm (English)

The icons on the walls of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church

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The Birth of the History of Salvation
The Call of Abraham
I will make you a great nation ( Gn. 12:1-2)
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Revelation of the History of Salvation
The Divine Promises and Covenant
Such will be your descendents ( Gn15:5-5)
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The way of the History of Salvation
Jacob’s Dream
I am Yahweh, the God of Abraham (Gn. 28:13)
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The center of the History of Salvation
The burning bush
There the angel of Yahweh appeared to him in the shape of a flame of fire, coming
from the middle of the bush (ex. 3:2)
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The fulfillment of the History of Salvation
The Tablets of The Law Committed to Moses
God gave Moses the two tablets of the Testimony. (Ex. 31:18)
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Ultimate purpose of the History of Salvation
Elijah is Taken Up to Heaven
Elijah went up to heaven in the whirlwind. (2K. 2:11)
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The actuality of the History of Salvation
The Call of Isaiah
See now, your iniquity is purged. (Is. 6:6-7)
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Men is called to salvation
The Birth of Jesus
While they were there the time came for her to have her child, and she gave
birth to a son , her first – born. (Luke 2:6-7)
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The Salvation is for all mankind
The visit of Magi
They saw the child with his mother Mary, and falling to their knees they did
him homage.(Mt. 2:11)
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The opened Sky
Jesus is Baptized
This is my Son, the Beloved; my favour rests on him. (Mt. 3:16-17)
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Passover
The Transfiguration
This is my Son, the Beloved; he enjoys my favour . (Mt. 17:5)
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Shema
Jesus and His Mother
Woman. this is your son. This is your mother(Jn. 18:26-27)
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Victory over Death
The Resurrection
In the Spirit, Jesus went to preach to the spirits in prison. (1st.Pt3:19)
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The Mission
Pentecost
They were all filled with the Holy Spirit (Ac. 2:3-4)
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