Monthly Archives: October 2014

Bishop Charles J. Scicluna visits Sacred Heart school

  • On Friday, 24th October, His Excellency Mons. Charles Scicluna celebrated a special mass at the Sacred Heart College in St. Julian’s. A good number of priests connecated with the school concelebrated with the Bishop. The Society of the Sacred Heart had been running this school since 1903, but passed it over to the Archdioce on 23rd July of this year…

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Pope at Mass: Christian life is a continuous battle against the devil

  • Pope Francis described Christian life as a continuous battle being waged against Satan, the world and the passions of the flesh. His comments came during his homily at Mass celebrated on Thursday morning at the Santa Marta residence. He stressed that the devil exists and we must fight against him with the armour of truth.

    Pope Francis’s reflections during his homily were taken from the words of St Paul in his letter to the Ephesians where the apostle urged Christians to put on the full armour of God in order to resist Satan’s temptations.  A Christian life, he said, has to be defended and it requires both strength and courage…

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The Gospel of the day – 31st October

  • Luke 14,1-6

    Now it happened that on a Sabbath day he had gone to share a meal in the house of one of the leading Pharisees; and they watched him closely.  Now there in front of him was a man with dropsy,  and Jesus addressed the lawyers and Pharisees with the words, ‘Is it against the law to cure someone on the Sabbath, or not?’ But they remained silent, so he took the man and cured him and sent him away.  Then he said to them, ‘Which of you here, if his son falls into a well, or his ox, will not pull him out on a Sabbath day without any hesitation?’  And to this they could find no answer…

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Pope at Audience: The Church visible and spiritual

  • “Often, we hear people say: the Church doesn’t do this …the Church doesn’t do that!’ ‘Tell me who is the Church? – ‘Well the Church is the priests, the bishops, the Pope …’ We are all the Church! All of us all of us Baptized! We are the Church, the Church of Jesus’”.

    This was the message at the heart of Pope Francis’ general audience Wednesday, which he dedicated to the relationship between the visible and spiritual reality of the Church…

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The Gospel of the day – 30th October

  • Luke 13, 31-35

    Just at this time some Pharisees came up. ‘Go away,’ they said. ‘Leave this place, because Herod means to kill you.’ He replied, ‘You may go and give that fox this message: Look! Today and tomorrow I drive out devils and heal, and on the third day I attain my end…

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Arzella Childcare Centre: Now Open

    • A new Childcare Centre called ‘Arzella’ is now open. The Centre’s opening hours are from 7am till 5pm. However, the team is quite flexible to accomodate special requests. Arzella follows the National Standards and registered with the DSWS. In addition, the childcare centre abides with the free childcare scheme.
      Arzella’s care workers are qualified enough and look forward to take care of new comers…

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Celebrations presided over by Bishop Charles J. Scicluna during the month of November 2014

  • Fl-okkażjoni tas-solennità tal-Qaddisin kollha u t-Tifkira Solenni tal-Mejtin kollha, l-Isqof Charles J. Scicluna, Amministratur Appostoliku, ser jiċċelebra l-Quddies li ser isir fil-Konkatidral ta’ San Ġwann, il-Belt Valletta.

    Is-Sibt l-1 ta’ Novembru 2014, Solennità tal-Qaddissin kollha, l-Isqof Scicluna ser jiċċelebra Quddiesa fit-8.30 a.m., filwaqt li l-għada, l-Ħadd 2 ta’ Novembru, l-Għid tal-Imwiet, l-Isqof ser jiċċelebra Quddiesa li tibda fid-9.15 a.m.

    Fid-9 ta’ Novembru, Jum it-Tifkira, Mons…

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Pope: Christians must be in the Church; not on the threshold

  • Pope Francis on Tuesday exhorted Christians to feel they are an integral part of the Church.

    Speaking during his homily at Mass in Casa Santa Marta, the Pope said that Jesus does not seek out man’s sins, but looks to his heart, and he invited all believers not to hover on the threshold of the Church, but to come right in…

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The Gospel of the day – 29th October

  • Luke 13,22-30

    Through towns and villages he went teaching, making his way to Jerusalem. Someone said to him, ‘Sir, will there be only a few saved?’ He said to them, ‘Try your hardest to enter by the narrow door, because, I tell you, many will try to enter and will not succeed…

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