Monthly Archives: June 2014

Make your life a gift for others – Pope Francis

    • God’s love is without limits, and to follow Him, in the Eucharist, is to make our own life a gift.

      These were some of the reflections made by Pope Francis during his weekly Angelus address this Sunday.

      Speaking to the crowds which nearly filled Saint Peter’s Square on the hot July morning, the Pope focused on the feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ – or Corpus Christi – celebrated in many parishes this Sunday…

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The Gospel of the day – 23rd June

  • Matthew 7, 1-5

    ‘Do not judge, and you will not be judged; because the judgements you give are the judgements you will get, and the standard you use will be the standard used for you. Why do you observe the splinter in your brother’s eye and never notice the great log in your own? And how dare you say to your brother, “Let me take that splinter out of your eye,” when, look, there is a great log in your own? …

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New Director for ‘Dar tal-Kleru’ and Parish Priest for Mdina

  • Archbishop Paul Cremona O.P. has appointed Fr Anthony Cassar as director of ‘Dar tal-Kleru’ (the residence for elderly and sick priests) and parish priest of Mdina.

    Fr Anthony Cassar was born in Siġġiewi on the 5th August, 1946. He received his primary education in Luqa, and his secondary education at St Aloysius College, Birkirkara. He carried out his tertiary studies (Philosophy and Theology) in the Faculty of Theology at the University of Malta…

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New Parish Priest for Ħal Safi

  • Archbishop Paul Cremona O.P. has appointed Fr David Farrugia as the new parish priest of Ħal Safi.

    Fr David Farrugia was born on the 24th April, 1979. He received his primary education in Ħal Qormi (St George), his secondary education in the Junior Lyceum Mikiel Anton Vassalli tal-Ħandaq, Ħal Qormi, and his post-secondary education at Junior College, Msida…

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The Gospel of the day – 22nd June

  • The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
    John 6, 51-58

    I am the living bread which has come down from heaven. Anyone who eats this bread will live for ever; and the bread that I shall give is my flesh, for the life of the world.’ Then the Jews started arguing among themselves, ‘How can this man give us his flesh to eat?’ Jesus replied to them: In all truth I tell you, if you do not eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, you have no life in you…

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The Church does not abandon those who fall into the vortex of drug abuse – Pope Francis

    • The Pope received in audience the participants in the 31st International Drug Enforcement Conference, which took place in Rome from 17 to 19 June. He thanked them for their work “in combating this most serious and complex problem of our time”, expressing his hope that they will accomplish their goals: a more effective coordination of anti-narcotics policies, better sharing of relevant information and the development of an operative strategy aimed at fighting the drug trade…

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Living the experience of faith means being sustained by the Lord – Pope Francis

  • On the 19th of June 2014, the Solemnity of Corpus Domini, Pope Francis celebrated Holy Mass in the square of St. John Lateran, the cathedral basilica of Rome. He commented in his homily that human beings not only suffer from physical hunger, but hunger also for life, love and eternity, for the manna that God gave to the people of Israel in the desert and which the Eucharist symbolises…

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The Gospel of the day – 21st June

  • Matthew 6, 24-34

    ‘No one can be the slave of two masters: he will either hate the first and love the second, or be attached to the first and despise the second. You cannot be the slave both of God and of money. ‘That is why I am telling you not to worry about your life and what you are to eat, nor about your body and what you are to wear…

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The Gospel of the day – 20th June

  • Matthew 6, 19-23

    ‘Do not store up treasures for yourselves on earth, where moth and woodworm destroy them and thieves can break in and steal. But store up treasures for yourselves in heaven, where neither moth nor woodworm destroys them and thieves cannot break in and steal. For wherever your treasure is, there will your heart be too. ‘The lamp of the body is the eye…

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