SITES OF INTEREST
* SHANGHAI INTERNATIONAL CATHOLICS
Shanghai International Catholics-SPICES is the online community for international Catholics in Shanghai to get acquainted and to share information about our parishes. Members can post questions and offer assistance, as well as participate in discussions and polls. Reminders of special feast days and parish events are emailed to members, and on Saturdays members are sent an inspiring meditation on the Sunday Gospel, with links to our parishes' weekly bulletins. New members are invited to introduce themselves to other members (now about 650-strong) and to post a photo.
* ST FRANCIS XAVIER'S CHURCH
#185, Dongjiadu Road, Shanghai
Tel: (021) 6378-7058
First built in the 28th year of the Qing Emperor Daoguang (1847), St Francis Xavier's Church opened to the public six years later. In 1946, it was designated the church for the Bishop of Shanghai. It is an architectural and cultural relic of the city. The church is a replica of the Chiesa del Gesú (Church of the Holy Name of Jesus) in Rome, the mother church of the Society of Jesus.
* CATHOLIC ONLINE
"Catholic Online" (COL) serves the global Catholic community, other Christians, other people of faith and all people of good will by providing "fact driven/faith informed" ™ news, views, and content over its integrated media network. Catholic Online utilizes the resources of the new technologies and convergent media by placing them at the service of its mission. In so doing it participates in the mission of the whole Catholic Church to infuse the culture with the values informed by Catholic faith.
* DAILY CATHOLIC MASS READINGS 1
Daily readings from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
* DAILY CATHOLIC MASS READINGS 2
Daily readings from a Catholic Organization in the US.
* DAILY CATHOLIC MASS REFLECTIONS
Daily reflections from a Jesuit Catholic University in Ohama, Nebraska.
* REFLECTIONS ON DAILY READINGS
Virtual retreat and reflections from the Immaculate Heart Retreat Centre. A peaceful place to prayer and ponder.
* MASS TIME LOOKUP AROUND THE WORLD
The purpose of the Mass Times ministry is to help Catholics get to Mass by helping them find churches and worship times worldwide. With over 150 million church lookups since Mass Times started, and 110,000 churches listed worldwide Mass Times makes going to Mass easier for travelers and active Catholics to nourish their spiritual life.
* PRAY AS YOU GO
Pray as you go is a daily prayer session, designed for use on portable MP3 players, to help you pray whenever you find time, but particularly whilst travelling to and from work, study, etc.
* SACRED SPACE FOR YOUR PRAYER ONLINE
Invites you to make a 'Sacred Space' in your day, praying here and now, as you visit their website, with the help of scripture chosen every day and on-screen guidance.
* 3 - MINUTE RETREAT
Three minutes a day can give you a 24 hours space.
* THINKING FAITH
Thinking Faith is the online journal to help you think about your faith and think, through your faith, about the world.
* DAILY INSPIRATIONS
Finding Inspiration in the most busy day
* CARITAS SHANGHAI
Caritas Shanghai is the charity organization of the International Parish in Shanghai. It began in 1999 as a way to raise funds for special needs that were requested of the priest. Today, it maintains several on-going charitable committments in China, including medical care for the orphans of Houma (Shaanxi), leprosariums in Sichuan, visits to the retired nuns convent in Pudong, English teaching of migrant children in Pudong and other worthy causes. Caritas Shanghai is entirely volunteer run and relies on the individual donations of members of the International Parish.
* Father McKenna
Fr. George Mc Kenna is a retired Catholic Priest. He was ordained on May 6, 1944 in the Archdiocese of Chicago. He is the founder of Our Lady of Loretto Chapel at Midway Airport. Fr. Mc Kenna has written four books. A triology titled “I’ll Only Speak for 3 Minutes” and his latest work, “Wisdom From the Pulpit”. Father currently lives in Palos Park, Il. at the Bishop Timothy Lyne Residence for retired priests.