Monthly Archives: July 2014

Assessment for Learning implemented in Church Secondary Schools

    • The Department of Assessment together with subject Heads of Department within the Secretariat for Catholic Education, and all educators at St. Elias College, St. Francis School, and St. Albert the Great College, came together to discuss and share practices of how ‘Assessment for Learning’ can be implemented in their teaching.

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Pope appeals for peace in Middle East, Iraq and Ukraine

    • Pope Francis on Sunday made another urgent appeal for an end to the conflicts in the Middle East, in Iraq and in Ukraine. Speaking after his regular Angleus address to thousands of people gathered in a hot and sunny St Peter’s Square, the Pope spoke of the victims of war, in particular the children who die or are injured and orphaned by the violence…

  • “….bambini morti, bambini feriti, bambini mutilate….”

    I think especially, the Pope said, of the children whose hopes for a dignified future are taken from them, dead children, injured and mutilated children, orphans and children who have bits of weapons as toys, children who don’t know how to smile…

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The Gospel of the day – 28th July

  • Matthew 13, 31-35

    He put another parable before them, ‘The kingdom of Heaven is like a mustard seed which a man took and sowed in his field. It is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the biggest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air can come and shelter in its branches.’ He told them another parable, ‘The kingdom of Heaven is like the yeast a woman took and mixed in with three measures of flour till it was leavened all through.’ In all this Jesus spoke to the crowds in parables; indeed, he would never speak to them except in parables…

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The Gospel of the day – 27th July

  • 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
    Matthew 13, 44-52

    ‘The kingdom of Heaven is like treasure hidden in a field which someone has found; he hides it again, goes off in his joy, sells everything he owns and buys the field. ‘Again, the kingdom of Heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls;  when he finds one of great value he goes and sells everything he owns and buys it…

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The Gospel of the day – 26th July

  • Matthew 13, 24-43

    He put another parable before them, ‘The kingdom of Heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field.  While everybody was asleep his enemy came, sowed darnel all among the wheat, and made off.  When the new wheat sprouted and ripened, then the darnel appeared as well…

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The Gospel of the day – 25th July

  • Matthew 20, 20-28

    Then the mother of Zebedee’s sons came with her sons to make a request of him, and bowed low; and he said to her, ‘What is it you want?’ She said to him, ‘Promise that these two sons of mine may sit one at your right hand and the other at your left in your kingdom.’ Jesus answered, ‘You do not know what you are asking…

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The Gospel of the day – 24th July

  • Matthew 13, 10-17

    Then the disciples went up to him and asked, ‘Why do you talk to them in parables?’ In answer, he said, ‘Because to you is granted to understand the mysteries of the kingdom of Heaven, but to them it is not granted. Anyone who has will be given more and will have more than enough; but anyone who has not will be deprived even of what he has…

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The Foundation of the Convent of the Sacred Heart School is passed on to the Archdiocese

  • The Foundation of the Convent of the Sacred Heart School, which belonged to the Society of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, will now fall under the responsibility of the Archbishop of Malta. This follows an agreement which was signed today, Wednesday 23rd July 2014, between Sr Bernardette Porter, Treasurer, and Sr Carmen Valentino, Delegate, on behalf of the Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and Dr Michelle Tabone on behalf of Archbishop Paul Cremona O.P…

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Pope Francis appoints Maltese Theologian as Consultor

  • Pope Francis appointed Rev. Dr Hector Scerri to be one of the Consultors of one of the Dicasteries of the Holy See – the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity. Fr Scerri, 48, is Head of the Department of Dogmatic Theology at the University of Malta where he has been lecturing for the last sixteen years. He is currently President of the Theological Commission of the Maltese Episcopal Conference and President of the Ecumenical Commission of the Archdiocese of Malta…

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The Gospel of the day – 23rd July

  • John 15, 1-8

    I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that bears no fruit he cuts away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes to make it bear even more. You are clean already, by means of the word that I have spoken to you. Remain in me, as I in you…

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