Monthly Archives: March 2013

1-7 April


8.30 a.m. The Archbishop celebrates mass at the opening of the General Chapter of The Society of Christian Doctrine (MUSEUM) at Dar il-Ħanin Samaritan, Santa Venera.


9.30 a.m. The Archbishop leads St. Gregory’s Procession, in Żejtun.

6.00 p.m. The Archbishop celebrates mass on the occasion of the 100th birthday of Sr Annunziata Cortis, in Balzan… Read more »

Daily Gospel – 31st March

Easter Sunday

John 20,1-9

It was very early on the first day of the week and still dark, when Mary of Magdala came to the tomb. She saw that the stone had been moved away from the tomb and came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved. ‘They have taken the Lord out of the tomb,’ she said, ‘and we don’t know where they have put him.’ So Peter set out with the other disciple to go to the tomb… Read more »

Daily Gospel – 30th March

Luke 24, 1-12

On the first day of the week, at the first sign of dawn, they went to the tomb with the spices they had prepared. They found that the stone had been rolled away from the tomb, but on entering they could not find the body of the Lord Jesus. As they stood there puzzled about this, two men in brilliant clothes suddenly appeared at their side… Read more »

The washing of the feet is “Christ’s caress”

Pope Francis washing feet

The Washing of the Feet, or Mandatum, is an integral part of the Holy Thursday liturgy, the Missa in Coena Domini, or Mass of Our Lord’s Supper, which opens the East erTriduum
The Washing of the Feet is a sign of service. Or as Pope Francis told about 40 young detainees gathered around him for Mass in an inner city detention center, it is “Christ’s caress, because Jesus came just for this, to serve us, to help us”… Read more »

Daily Gospel – 29th March

Good Friday


After he had said all this, Jesus left with his disciples and crossed the Kidron valley where there was a garden into which he went with his disciples. Judas the traitor knew the place also, since Jesus had often met his disciples there, so Judas brought the cohort to this place together with guards sent by the chief priests and the Pharisees, all with lanterns and torches and weapons… Read more »

Archbishop celebrates mass with priests on Maundy Thursday

Nhar Ħamis ix-Xirka, fit-28 ta’ Marzu 2013, l-Arċisqof Pawlu Cremona O.P. iċċelebra l-quddiesa tat-tberik taż-Żjut Imqaddsa li jintuża matul is-sena għas-sagramenti li jsiru fil-parroċċi ta’ Malta. Iċ-ċelebrazzjoni tal-quddiesa saret fil-Kon Katidral ta’ San Ġwann fil-Belt Valletta. Flimkien mal-Arċisqof Pawlu Cremona, f’din iċ-ċelebrazzjoni jieħdu sehem saċerdoti djoċesani u reliġjużi. Is-saċerdoti preżenti għal din iċ-ċelebrazzjoni jġeddu l-wegħdiet li għamlu dakinhar tal-ordinazzjoni saċerdotali.

The photos of the Archbishop’s events may be purchased from PHOTOCITY, Valletta… Read more »

Archbishop leads the National Via Crucis

Nhar l-Erbgħa 28 ta’ Marzu 2013 l-Arċisqof Pawlu Cremona O.P. mexxa l-Via Crucis Nazzjonali li bdiet fit-8.00 p.m. It-tema kienet marbuta mas-Sena tal-Fidi.

Il-Via Crucis Nazzjonali bdiet minn ħdejn il-Monument ta’ Kristu Re fil-Furjana, għaddiet mit-toroq tal-Belt Valletta u ntemmet bil-barka Ewkaristika quddiem il-Kon-Katidral ta’ San Ġwann.

Il-Via Crucis ġiet organizzata minn radju RTK flimkien mas-Segretarjat Pastorali tal-Arċidjoċesi ta’ Malta… Read more »

Archbishop: U.S. risks losing soul by ignoring immigrants’ humanity

Archbishop Jose Gomez

The archbishop of Los Angeles called upon the United States to remember the humanity of men, women and children in the country illegally or risk losing its soul. Addressing the city’s Jewish community March 19, Archbishop Jose H. Gomez said the time has come for the U.S. to adopt comprehensive immigration to provide undocumented immigrants with a path to citizenship… Read more »

Daily Gospel – 28th March

Holy Thursday

Jn, 13,1-15

Before the festival of the Passover, Jesus, knowing that his hour had come to pass from this world to the Father, having loved those who were his in the world, loved them to the end. They were at supper, and the devil had already put it into the mind of Judas Iscariot son of Simon, to betray him… Read more »

Vatican workers join pope for early morning Masses

Pope with Vatican workers

Dressed in orange safety vests, green jumpsuits or other workers’ attire, Vatican gardeners, garbage collectors and cleaning crews joined Pope Francis for a 7 a.m. Mass March 22. Usually in the Vatican, “we’re the invisible ones,” Luciano Cecchetti, coordinator of the Vatican gardeners and sanitation workers, told Vatican Radio after the Mass. “To find ourselves before the Holy Father, at a Mass for us, is something that doesn’t happen every day… Read more »