Welcoming Rev. Toon Maes 馬世光神父 CICM and church members from St. Paul’s RC Church, Daya Rd, Taichung 台中市大雅路聖保祿天主堂 to visit Advent Church today!
CICM, the Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Scheut Mission) was started in Belgium just over 150 years ago, and has quite a group of priests in Taiwan from Belgium, Congo, Cameroon, Philippines and other countries. Fr. Toon Maes is with CICM from Belgium…. and he is AMAZING – he just has so much energy!
Fr. Maes was born in 1932, came to Taiwan with CICM in 1959 and has been here ever since! He used to be based at Jinshan Church and responsible for our local Sanzhi RC Church, plus Laomei Village, but a few years ago he took on a new challenge and returned to Taichung, where he’d been some years before. It is through his vision and encouragement that until now, we are still doing outreach in Laomei. And today he brought all his church members to visit us in Advent Church. We had such a great time together. Wonderful!
Long may our ecumenical links bring forth blessings to all!