Monthly Archives: November 2012

The Church celebrates the feast of Christ the King

Il-Ħadd 25 ta’ Novembru 2012 saret iċ-ċelebrazzjoni Djoċesana ta’ Kristu Re, li kienet ippreseduta mill-Arċisqof Pawlu Cremona O.P, fil-pjazza maġenb il-Knisja Parrokkjali ta’ Ħal Balzan, fl-4p.m.  L-Isqof Awżiljarju, Mons. Charles J. Scicluna, kien preżenti wkoll għal din iċ-ċelebrazzjoni flimkien ukoll mal-Isqof – Emeritus Ġużeppi Mercieca.

It-tema għal din is-sena kienet “Sinjali ta’ tama; il-fidi li tgħinna fil-ħajja tagħna”.  Is-Segretarju Pastorali, Mons… Read more »

‘Make my House a Home’ Campaign

The Theology Students Association, in collaboration with RTK Radio, is organising a Christmas campaign on campus in aid of charity – Make my House a Home Campaign – on Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th December.

For the eleventh year running, proceeds from this campaign will go to the Preventive Care Unit within the Archbishop’s Curia. This programme supports families with financial problems by providing groceries, clothing and in some cases, parental skills… Read more »

In the footsteps of Christ the King

Pope celebrating mass with new Cardinals

Pope Benedict celebrated Mass in St Peter’s Basilica Sunday morning to mark the final Sunday of the liturgical year – the solemnity of Christ the King. Concelebrating with the Pope were the six new cardinals who received their red hats at the consistory on Saturday.
In his homily the Pope told the new cardinals they had the demanding responsibility of making God’s Kingdom known in the world – not a kingdom of political power obtained through weapons and violence, but a kingdom of truth, love and service… Read more »

Archbishop’s message on the feast of Christ the King


25 ta’ Novembru 2012

L-ewwelnett nixtieq nirringrazzja lill-membri kollha li pparteċipaw u l-organizzaturi ta’ din is-serata għaliex il-messaġġ tagħhom kien qawwi ħafna ghal din is-Sena tal-Fidi u jgħinna biex nidħlu f’diversi spiritwalitajiet li jmexxuna lejn il-Mulej. Il-Papa Benedittu nieda s-Sena tal-Fidi propju biex kull nisrani iħares fejn wasal fil-fidi tiegħu u bl-għajnuna t’Alla ikompli jikber… Read more »

Daily Gospel – 26th November

Luke 21, 1-4

Looking up, he saw rich people putting their offerings into the treasury; and he noticed a poverty-stricken widow putting in two small coins, and he said, ‘I tell you truly, this poor widow has put in more than any of them; for these have all put in money they could spare, but she in her poverty has put in all she had to live on.’

The Saint of the day: St Leonard

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November 26 – December 2


9.15 a.m. The Archbishop presides over a Curia senior staff meeting, at his residence in Attard.

5.00 p.m. The Archbishop meets personally with individuals who wish to meet him, at the Priory in Guardamangia, as part of his Pastoral Visit in this parish.

7.00 p.m. The Archbishop presides over the Parish Assembly, at Yvonne Hall in Guardamangia.


9.30 a.m… Read more »

6 New Cardinals. The Pope emphasises Catholicicity of the Church

Pope Benedict XVI leading the Concistory in St Peter's Basilica

In St. Peter’s Basilica Saturday, Benedict XVI celebrated an ordinary public consistory for the creation of six new cardinals: James Michael Harvey, Bechara Boutros Rai O.M.M., Baselios Cleemis Thottunkal, John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan, Ruben Salazar Gomez and Luis Antonio G. Tagle. Following the new appointments the College of Cardinals will be composed of 211 members of whom 120, being under the age of eighty, are eligible to vote in a conclave for the election of a new Pope… Read more »

Daily Gospel – 25th November

Feast of Christ the King

John 18,33-37

So Pilate went back into the Praetorium and called Jesus to him and asked him, ‘Are you the king of the Jews?’ Jesus replied, ‘Do you ask this of your own accord, or have others said it to you about me?’ Pilate answered, ‘Am I a Jew? It is your own people and the chief priests who have handed you over to me: what have you done?’ Jesus replied, ‘Mine is not a kingdom of this world; if my kingdom were of this world, my men would have fought to prevent my being surrendered to the Jews… Read more »

The Episcopal Ordination of Mgr Charles J. Scicluna Auxiliary Bishop of Malta

Is-Sibt 24 ta’ Novembru 2012, fid-9.30 a.m. saret l-Ordinazzjoni Episkopali ta’ Mons. Charles J. Scicluna,  Isqof Awżiljarju ta’ Malta u Isqof  Titulari ta’ San Leone. Iċ-ċelebrazzjoni tal-Ordinazzjoni  saret fil-Kon-Katidral ta’ San Ġwann, il-Belt Valletta. L-Arċisqof Pawlu Cremona O.P. kien l-Isqof Ordinandi Prinċipali, filwaqt li Mons. Mario Grech, Isqof ta’ Għawdex u Mons. Ġużeppi Mercieca, Arċisqof Emeritus, kienu l-Isqfijiet Ko-ordinandi. Id-dinjitarji Ekklesjastiċi kienu jinkludu il-Kardinal Prospero Grech, il-Kardinal Cormac Murphy O’Connor, l-ArċisqofGerhard Ludwig Mueller, l-Arċisqof Tommaso Caputo, l-Arċisqof Luis F… Read more »

Archbishop’s message during the Episcopal Ordination of Monsignor Charles J. Scicluna

Saturday 24th of November 2012

St. John’s Co-Cathedral

Your Excellency, President of Malta, Eminencies, Excellencies, brothers and sisters.

We are gathered here today for the Episcopal Ordination of Monsignor Charles Scicluna in celebrating his election as Auxiliary Bishop of the Church in Malta. We start by thanking God for choosing people to be so close to his salvific will for men… Read more »