Monthly Archives: August 2011

Daily Gospel – 27th August

Matthew 25, 14-30

‘It is like a man about to go abroad who summoned his servants and entrusted his property to them. To one he gave five talents, to another two, to a third one, each in proportion to his ability. Then he set out on his journey. The man who had received the five talents promptly went and traded with them and made five more… Read more »


L-Istitut ta’ Formazzjoni Pastorali flimkien mas-Segretrajat għall-Katekeżi u l-KDŻ, għall-ewwel darba fil-qasam tal-pastorali mal-Adolexxenti u Żgħażagħ qed jorganizza ġurnata rtir għall-Operaturi Pastorali kollha bil-għan li huma, qabel ma jerġgħu jibdew is-Sena Pastorali jkollhom opportunita’ ta’ tiġdid spiritwali personali liema tiġdid ikun ukoll ta’ benefiċċju għall-ħidma pastorali tagħhom.

Dan l-irtir ser isir nhar is-Sibt, 3 ta’ Settembru 2011, il-Lunzjata Rabat, mid-9.15a.m. – 6.00p.m. Il-prezz huwa ta €20.00… Read more »

Daily Gospel – 26th August

Matthew 25, 1-13

‘The kingdom of Heaven will be like this: Ten wedding attendants took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish and five were sensible: the foolish ones, though they took their lamps, took no oil with them, whereas the sensible ones took flasks of oil as well as their lamps. The bridegroom was late, and they all grew drowsy and fell asleep… Read more »


UCUH on NET TV on Friday 26th August 2011 at 9.32pm

This week, Marthese Brincat will interview two guests who did something great in life, not just for themselves but with a filantropic aim.  This took courage and determination and was truly a sign of solidarity.

What leads a person to do something so great, having to prepare oneself for months?  … Read more »

Youth Celebrate Faith and Culture

On Sunday 21st August 2011, the 26th edition of the World Youth Day was marked in Cuatro Vientos Airfied, Madrid. Two million young people from all over the world participated in the event, including over 600 from Malta and Gozo.

As they were gathering in the area the day before, the young people endured exraordinarily high temperatures in the afternoon and heavy rain in the evening to welcome Pope Benedict and spend the night in prayer with him… Read more »

Daily Gospel – 25th August

Matthew 24, 42-51

‘Stay awake, because you do not know the day when your master is coming. You may be quite sure of this, that if the householder had known at what time of the night the burglar would come, he would have stayed awake and would not have allowed anyone to break through the wall of his house… Read more »


F’dawn l-aħħar għaxar snin il-Fondazzjoni tal-Konkatidral ta’ San Ġwann nefqet aktar minn €4 miljuni fi proġetti ta’ restawr. Il-Fondazzjoni, li hi magħmula minn membri nominati mill-Arċisqof u oħrajn nominati mill-Prim Ministru, din is-sena qed tfakkar l-għaxra anniversarju mit-twaqqif tagħha.

Il-lista ta’ proġetti ta’ restawr hi waħda impressjonanti: ir-restawr sħiħ tal-kappella tal-Italja u dik ta’ Aragona; il-kappella tas-Sagrament u l-Madonna ta’ Filermos; ir-restawr tal-orgni storiku tal-Oratorju; restawr tal-pitturi ta’ San Ġorg fuq iż-Żiemel, San Karlu Borromeo, San Ġwann fid-Deżert, il-Verġni u Binha ma’ San Ġwann u Santa Eliżabbetta, il-Flaġellazzjoni ta’ Kristu, San Franġisk Saverju, San Ġakbu, u l-Martirju ta’ San Lawrenz, fost oħrajn… Read more »

Daily Gospel – 24th August

Jn 1, 45-51

Philip found Nathanael and said to him, ‘We have found him of whom Moses in the Law and the prophets wrote, Jesus son of Joseph, from Nazareth.’ Nathanael said to him, ‘From Nazareth? Can anything good come from that place?’ Philip replied, ‘Come and see.’ When Jesus saw Nathanael coming he said of him, ‘There, truly, is an Israelite in whom there is no deception.’ Nathanael asked, ‘How do you know me?’ Jesus replied, ‘Before Philip came to call you, I saw you under the fig tree.’ Nathanael answered, ‘Rabbi, you are the Son of God, you are the king of Israel.’ Jesus replied, ‘You believe that just because I said: I saw you under the fig tree… Read more »



Here is an editorial signed by Gian Maria Vian, director of the Vatican’s semi-official daily newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, that appeared over the weekend. The director offers a commentary on Benedict XVI’s words to the youth participating in World Youth Day, which ended Sunday.

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In the middle of the second day of the papal visit – in a Madrid peacefully invaded by an impressive number of boys and girls from every part of the world – Benedict XVI cited Plato in the Basilica of the Escorial, “Seek truth while you are young, for if you do not, it will later escape your grasp” (Parmenides, 135d)… Read more »

Daily Gospel – 23rd August

Matthew 23,23-26

‘Alas for you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You pay your tithe of mint and dill and cummin and have neglected the weightier matters of the Law-justice, mercy, good faith! These you should have practised, those not neglected. You blind guides, straining out gnats and swallowing camels!  ‘Alas for you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You clean the outside of cup and dish and leave the inside full of extortion and intemperance… Read more »