Monthly Archives: March 2013

New Ecclesiastical Directory

A new edition of the Ecclesiastical Directory for 2013 with over 530 pages of updated information in Maltese and English about the organization, including structures and entities of the Archdiocese of Malta, has just been published.

The Directory includes detailed information about the number of parishioners and families; Masses on Sundays and Feast Days, as well as during the week; processions; the names of the religious associations and movements represented in the various parishes; the number of Baptisms, First Holy Communions, Confirmations, Marriages and Funerals held in the previous year in every parish; and small churches or chapels where marriages can be celebrated… Read more »

Daily Gospel – 27th March

Wednesday in Holy Week

Matthew 26,14-25

Then one of the Twelve, the man called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said, ‘What are you prepared to give me if I hand him over to you?’ They paid him thirty silver pieces, and from then onwards he began to look for an opportunity to betray him… Read more »

Holy Week celebrations at Mdina Cathedral

Iċ-ċelebrazzjonijiet tal-Ġimgħa Mqaddsa fil-Katisral ser jiġu mmexxija mill-Isqof Awżiljarju u Vigarju Ġenerali Mons. Charles J. Scicluna. Iċ-ċelebrazzjonijiet se jsiru kif ġej:

Ħamis-ix-Xirka, 28 ta’ Marzu


06.30pm – Konċelebrazzjoni bil-ħasil tar-riġlejn u purċissjoni bis-Sagrament għall-Artal tar-Repożizzjoni.

08.00pm – Jibdew il-Viżti.

10.00pm – Siegħa Adorazzjoni organiżżata mill-Parroċċa.

Il-Ġimgha l-Kbira, 29 ta’ Marzu

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Day of Youth celebrated in Malta

On Palm Sunday, 24th March 2013, the universal church marked the 30th Day of Youth, celebrated every Palm Sunday since 1983. The diocese of Malta, too, celebrated the faith of young people with a special mass with Archbishop Paul Cremona, in Santa Marija ta’ Bubaqra Church, Żurrieq.

Mons. Cremona greeting young people and reminded them that the historical events of Jesus’ suffering and death had at their centre his love for every person… Read more »

Archbishop’s message to young people on Palm Sunday

Bubaqra, Żurrieq

24 ta’ Marzu 2013

Ħuti, kif smajna, llum il-Vanġelu kien ir-rakkont tal-passjoni tal-Mulej, imma aħna qegħdin f’Ħadd il-Palm u allura rridu niftakru li f’dan il-jum Ġesù beda t-triq tal-passjoni. Tajjeb li f’din il-ġimgħa niftakru li l-protagonist huwa Ġesù, imma r-raġuni għaliex bata huwa jien u int. Jiġifieri importanti li dawn il-ġranet ma ngħixuhomx barra minna qiesna qegħdin naraw dramm, imma kull darba li nisma’ parti mill-passjoni, jien irrid ngħid: “Mulej, imma kif tħobbni daqshekk? … Read more »

Pope Francis to diplomats: Moral relativism endangers peace

Pope Francis greets diplomats

Moral relativism “endangers the coexistence of peoples,” Pope Francis told diplomats March 22, and said a common ethics based on human nature is an indispensable condition for world peace. The pope made his remarks to the Vatican diplomatic corps in the Apostolic Palace’s Sala Regia, the vast “royal hall” where popes traditionally received Catholic monarchs. Recalling the love of the poor practiced by his namesake, St… Read more »

Archbishop meets young people in Ħamrun

On Monday 18th March 2013, Archbishop Paul Cremona O.P. met with young people at the Immaculate Conception Parish in Ħamrun. This activity formed part of the Pastoral Visit the Archbishop made in the same parish.

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

Updated: National Via Crucis

L-Arċisqof Pawlu Cremona O.P. se jmexxi l-Via Crucis Nazzjonali li ser issir nhar l-Erbgħa 27 ta’ Marzu 2013, fit-8.00 p.m. It-tema se tkun marbuta mas-Sena tal-Fidi.

Il-Via Crucis Nazzjonali se tibda minn ħdejn il-Monument ta’ Kristu Re fil-Furjana, tgħaddi mit-toroq tal-Belt Valletta u tintemm quddiem il-Kon-Katidral ta’ San Ġwann.

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

Daily Gospel – 26th March

Tuesday in Holy Week

Jn, 13:21-33,36-38

Having said this, Jesus was deeply disturbed and declared, ‘In all truth I tell you, one of you is going to betray me.’ The disciples looked at each other, wondering whom he meant. The disciple Jesus loved was reclining next to Jesus; Simon Peter signed to him and said, ‘Ask who it is he means,’ so leaning back close to Jesus’ chest he said, ‘Who is it, Lord?’ Jesus answered, ‘It is the one to whom I give the piece of bread that I dip in the dish.’ And when he had dipped the piece of bread he gave it to Judas son of Simon Iscariot… Read more »

Call for a long term vision that puts the Economy at the service of Society

As the global financial crisis and its consequences look set to dominate the economic, social and political landscapes once more in 2013, the Conference of European Justice and Peace Commissions, drawing on the experience of 31 European countries, wishes to make the case for radical change. Our vision is of a society in which all economic activity serves the demands of justice and the common good… Read more »