Monthly Archives: February 2011


On Friday 25th February 2011, Archbishop Paul Cremona O.P. presided over the admission of two seminarians as candidates to the priesthood, at St. Paul’s Parish Church, Valletta.

The two candidates are Charlon Muscat from Mosta, and Reuben Vella from Zurrieq.

CLICK HERE to read the homily of Archbishop Paul Cremona O.P.

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KDZ General Assembly for Youth

On Saturday 26th February, 2011, the fifth Assembly for young people was convened by the Diocesan Youth Commission (KDZ) at the Divine Mercy Complex, Naxxar. Young people in general and youth leaders in particular were invited to discuss the need for proper formation when engaging in youth service. The theme “Jien.Aħna.Huma” called to attention the unique characteristics of preparation for Christian youth ministry… Read more »


The quality of life offered by the State is not the direct responsibility of the Church: the Church’s role is to present an alternative reflection upon this reality as it exists in the pluralistic world of today – a reflection which is inspired by the Word of God.  It falls squarely upon the shoulders of the Christian to convey this message in a variety of ways… Read more »


Despite the grief and concern caused by violence in the movement for greater democracy in various Arab countries, the changes taking place are “promising,” says a Vatican spokesman.

Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, director of the Vatican press office, said on Octava Dies that the West “should not interfere” in these political changes, but should “offer its help.”

He urged his listeners “not to be afraid” given the changes that are taking place, but to “engage in positive dialogue” with the people of these countries… Read more »

Daily Gospel – 28th February

Mark 10,17-27

He was setting out on a journey when a man ran up, knelt before him and put this question to him, ‘Good master, what must I do to inherit eternal life?’ Jesus said to him, ‘Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone. You know the commandments: You shall not kill; You shall not commit adultery; You shall not steal; You shall not give false witness; You shall not defraud; Honour your father and mother.’ And he said to him, ‘Master, I have kept all these since my earliest days.’ Jesus looked steadily at him and he was filled with love for him, and he said, ‘You need to do one thing more… Read more »

February 28 – March 6


9.15 a.m. The Archbishop presides over a Curia senior staff meeting.

5.30 p.m. The Archbishop visits the Catechism Centre (MUSEUM) for girls in Fgura.

6.45 p.m. The Archbishop visits the Catechism Centre (MUSEUM) for boys in Fgura.

8.00 p.m. The Archbishop meets the Liturgical Commission of Fgura.


10.00 a.m. The Archbishop meets Fr Mario Tong, Parish Priest of Mosta, about the Pastoral Visit held in his parish… Read more »

Daily Gospel -27th February & Kelma Ghall-Hajja

Click on the image below to watch the latest edition of the programme ‘Kelma ghall-Hajja’.

Agħfas hawn biex tara l-iktar edizjoni riċenti tal-programm ‘Kelma għall-Ħajja’.

Matthew 6, 24-34

‘No one can be the slave of two masters: he will either hate the first and love the second, or be attached to the first and despise the second… Read more »


Mijiet ta’ żgħażagħ Maltin qed iħejju biex f’Awwissu li ġej imorru Madrid għall-Jum Dinji taż-Żgħażagħ. Intant, il-bandiera Maltija waslet qabilhom.

Nhar is-Sibt li għadda, numru ta’ żgħażagħ Maltin iltaqgħu fil-Barakka ta’ Fuq biex jieħdu ritratti mal-bandiera Maltija, liema bandiera se tintbagħat lill-organizzaturi Spanjoli flimkien ma’ numru ta’ ritratti. Wieħed minnhom se jitpoġġa fuq il-paġna uffiċjali tal-Jum Dinji taż-Żgħażagħ fuq il-Facebook.

F’kummenti lil IL-ĠENSillum online, Mariam Degiorgio, li hija responsabbli mill-paġna Maltija tal-JDŻ fuq dan is-sit, fissret li “l-bandiera tagħti identità lil nazzjon… Read more »


The Theology Students Association is organising a series of lectures entitled ‘Strengthening the Family’, on the importance of the family in contemporary society. The aim of these lectures is to help students and the general public realise the importance of adhering to lifestyles and values that will help the Maltese family grow in unity and love. These lectures will offer to opportunity to reflect on the value of the family whilst providing tools to strengthen the family… Read more »

Daily Gospel – 26th February

Mark 10, 13-16

People were bringing little children to him, for him to touch them. The disciples scolded them, but when Jesus saw this he was indignant and said to them, ‘Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. In truth I tell you, anyone who does not welcome the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.’ Then he embraced them, laid his hands on them and gave them his blessing… Read more »