Paróquia de Nossa Senhora da Esperança Cidade da Esperança
he early religious works that led the chapel began in 1982, a sister Claudette initiative along with Fatima Sales and Maria da Paz. The meetings were held under trees or in homes. In the same year created the catechesis which met in college, first communion was made in the matrix, the parish priest at the time was Fr. Tarcisio, who feel the enthusiasm of the faithful came to celebrate Mass twice a month in a rented space, that occasionally became pequeno.Este space was renamed Pastoral Center.
In 1985 he was chosen the patron community, through an election, Nossa Senhora da Conceição.
In 1986 comes the new parish priest Fr. Agustin, the masses have become weekly, the baptized have been carried out in the community. . In 1989, to the joy of the community, Father Agustin purchase with its own resources land for the construction of the chapel in November of the same year at 17: 00hs was held a procession of the parish church for the new chapel, leading to image Nossa Senhora da Conceição, donated by the upper St. Ignatius of Loyola Fortress, Rt. Fr. Luciano Ciman sj. Image was solemnly enthroned and there was a solemn Eucharistic celebration presided by the parish priest. On December 08 of that year, day dedicated to Our Lady of Conception, the Hon. Bishop Auxiliary Bishop Antonio Soares Costa, presided over the concelebration of the Eucharist, blessed the premises, and on occasion received the sacrament of Confirmation 18 young people.
The native of Catholic women, are promoting festivities, family meetings in the city's clubs in order to raise get enough aid for the construction of a chapel that will be called Our Lady of Hope.
It is a happy idea of this Christmas Catholic women, which should be seen by all with an important motion because it is a more accurate recognition and an additional heart that will provide to Our Lady, paying him another temple, one more praying house.
Christmas has a number of churches and chapels where Our Lady has her name and some more than century, but it never hurts when you want to honor that is possessed of great merit.
Our Lady of Hope! It is a suggestive, great, great title. For troubled creatures, surrounded by difficulties, sometimes when, helpless, raise your thoughts to heaven, and invokes one that is Mother of Hope.
Devotion to Our Lady is universal. For manifestation of this fact there are various titles by which she is invoked.
All Titles, or invocations given to the Madonna that are known today, came with the passage of time and were appearing in the ratio of needs and events and all received the full approval of the Church.
"... .. In Brazil, the devotion to Our Lady of Hope was born on the morning of his discovery came from Portugal, brought by ships of Pedro Alvares Cabral. In the sixteenth century, when the Jesuits began in 1549 to the village and catequizarão, the Indians, already met with the settlers and signed the devotion and the cult of Our Lady. In many places, it was known as the Help names, da Conceição do Carmo, The Rosary and of Hope.
It's good, yes, we will be many temples dedicated to Our Lady, so that thereby manifest with intensity in the hearts of the people, more faith and more confidence in what it can. "
Festivals and Events
The Parish of Our Lady of Hope, the Hope Town district of Natal, is celebrating. Since last Friday (30), the parish community celebrates the patron with a diverse program. The activities follow up on 08 February with novenario, penitential walks, celebration of Masses, recitation of third and craft of the Immaculate Conception, also featuring cultural activities, ending on 08 with the traditional procession through the streets. The complete schedule can be found at the following Internet address: www.santuariodaesperanca.com.br
CNPJ – 08.026.122/0011-30 Praça da Matriz, s/n, Cidade da Esperança NATAL/RN – , Brazil
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