Monthly Archives: June 2012

Maltese friar to serve as a bishop in Kenya

Il-Papa Benedittu XVI ilbieraħ, festa ta’ San Pietru u San Pawl, innomina lill-Patri Joe Alessandro OFM Cap bħala Isqof Koadjutur ta’ Garissa fil-Kenja.

“In-nomina ta’ Isqof Kapuċċin Malti fil-Kenja hi aħbar sabiħa għalina l-Maltin,” qal Patri Martin Micallef OFM Cap, Segretarju Provinċjali, lil IL-ĠENSillum online.

“Dan fil-fatt hu t-tielet Isqof Kapuċċin Malti li qed jaħdem fil-Kenja, wara Mons Pawlu Darmanin, Mons Emanuel Barbara.”

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Daily Gospel – 30th June

Matthew 8, 5-17

When he went into Capernaum a centurion came up and pleaded with him. ‘Sir,’ he said, ‘my servant is lying at home paralysed and in great pain.’ Jesus said to him, ‘I will come myself and cure him.’ The centurion replied, ‘Sir, I am not worthy to have you under my roof; just give the word and my servant will be cured… Read more »

Vocations on the rise in England and Wales


It is expected that 38 men will be ordained for the priesthood in England and Wales in 2013, nearly double the number of ordinands in 2011, when 20 were ordained.

The Catholic Herald reported the projections, noting that the number of seminarians in the Archdiocese of Southwark alone (26) has more than doubled since 2005, when it had only 10.

The Southwark Vocations website states that a “campaign of prayer for vocations has coincided with a dramatic increase in the number of men coming forward as potential candidates for the priesthood.”

The vocations director for the archdiocese spoke of distributing prayer cards for the rosary and encouraging each parish to hold Holy Hours of prayer, the Catholic Herald reported… Read more »

Daily Gospel – 29th June

Matthew 16, 13-19

When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi he put this question to his disciples, ‘Who do people say the Son of man is?’ And they said, ‘Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.’ ‘But you,’ he said, ‘who do you say I am?’ Then Simon Peter spoke up and said, ‘You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.’ Jesus replied, ‘Simon son of Jonah, you are a blessed man! … Read more »

Nine new deacons to be ordained to the priesthood

Photo by: Photocity, Valletta

Nhar il-Ġimgħa 29 ta’ Ġunju 2012, festa ta’ San Pietru u San Pawl, l-Arċisqof Pawlu Cremona O.P. se jordna disa’ saċerdoti ġodda (7 djoċesani u 2 reliġjużi), fil-KonKatidral ta’ San Ġwann, il-Belt Valletta. Il-funzjoni tibda fid-9.30 ta’ filgħodu. Dawk li se jiġu ordnati saċerdoti huma:

  • Rev. Dillon Bugeja mill-Parroċċa ta’ Santa Katarina, Żurrieq
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Volunteers Send-Off 2012

Photo by: Photocity, Valletta

Wednesday 27 June – young volunteers received the mandate by Archbishop Paul Cremona OP, during the annual Volunteers Send-Off ceremony, just before they start their summer projects. The evening was themed after the scriptural verse “You did it to me” (Matthew 25, 40), and participants had the opportunity to speak to people who had witnessed the work of volunteers… Read more »


Appeal for free treatment to AIDS' patients

Benedict XVI’s secretary of state called today for access to free treatment for AIDS, as he gave the opening address at the 8th International AIDS Conference.

The event, being held at the San Gallicano Institute in Rome, has the theme “Long live mothers and children.”

Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone made a strong appeal for international cooperation to assist AIDS patients… Read more »

Give Heartily – BOV Volleyball Marathon in aid of Id-Dar tal-Providenza

The BOV Volleyball Marathon in aid of Dar tal-Providenza will kick off today at 6pm. The 53 hours non-stop volleyball Marathon, which will be held at the Car Park of the same Dar tal-Providenza will come to an end at midnight on Saturday.

The marathon will be inaugurated by H.E. The President, Dr. George Abela.

Some of Malta’s best talent will be participating and entertaining those who will attend on the three days… Read more »

Daily Gospel – 28th June

Matthew 7, 21-29

‘It is not anyone who says to me, “Lord, Lord,” who will enter the kingdom of Heaven, but the person who does the will of my Father in heaven. When the day comes many will say to me, “Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, drive out demons in your name, work many miracles in your name?” Then I shall tell them to their faces: I have never known you; away from me, all evil doers! … Read more »


Pope in audience

The Letter to the Philippians which, the Holy Father said, is in some way St. Paul’s “spiritual last will and testament”, was the theme of his catechesis during the general audience, which was held this morning in the Paul VI Hall.

The Apostle of the Gentiles dictated this Letter from jail, when he felt death approaching, yet nonetheless it closes with an invitation to be joyful… Read more »