Monthly Archives: July 2016

The Gospel of the day: 25th July

    • Saint Matthew 20:20-28 The mother of the sons of Zebedee approached Jesus with her sons and did him homage, wishing to ask him for something. He said to her, “What do you wish?” She answered him, “Command that these two sons of mine sit, one at your right and the other at your left, in your kingdom.” Jesus said in reply, “You do not know what you are asking…
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Bishops’ Open Letter to the Members of the Maltese Parliament on medically-assisted dying

  • Honourable Member of Parliament, In the coming days, the issue of medical assistance to the dying with the intention of terminating their life, that has emerged in our country, will be discussed in a number of Parliamentary Standing Committees. As the Bishops of many whom you represent in the Maltese Parliament, we are writing to you this letter to express our concern about this matter and at the same time share with you the following ethical and moral considerations:
    1. We strongly believe in the respect of the dignity of human life that every citizen has the right to enjoy throughout all the stages of life, from conception to natural death…
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“L-imħabba tagħna trid tkun konkreta, mhux biss bil-kliem” – L-Arċisqof

L-Arċisqof jiċċelebra Quddiesa Pontifikali fil-festa tal-Madonna tal-Karmnu, fiż-Żurrieq

  • Il‑Ħadd 24 ta’ Lulju 2016, l-Arċisqof Charles J. Scicluna ċċelebra Quddiesa Pontifikali fil‑festa tal‑Madonna tal‑Karmnu, fil‑Knisja Parrokkjali, iż‑Żurrieq. Wara l-Arċisqof iltaqa’ man-nies u żar ukoll l-Għaqda Karmelitana Banda Queen Victoria, fl-istess raħal.    Homily by Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna
  • Knisja Parrokkjali, Iż-Żurrieq 24 ta’ Lulju 2016   “Fjur tal-Karmelu, dielja bil-frott mghobbija, dija tas-sema”. Dawn il-kliem mis-sekwenza antika fit-tifkira solenni u fil-liturġija tal-Ordni tal-Karmelu, jagħtuna t-tifsira wkoll ta’ dak li l-għolja tal-Karmelu kienet fi żmien għall-poplu ta’ Alla, hi llum u nawguraw li tibqa’…
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Sunday Gospel: 24th July

  • Saint Luke 11:1-13 Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray just as John taught his disciples.” He said to them, “When you pray, say: Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread and forgive us our sins for we ourselves forgive everyone in debt to us, and do not subject us to the final test.” And he said to them, “Suppose one of you has a friend to whom he goes at midnight and says, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread, for a friend of mine has arrived at my house from a journey and I have nothing to offer him,’ and he says in reply from within, ‘Do not bother me; the door has already been locked and my children and I are already in bed…
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The Gospel of the day: 23rd July

  • Saint John 15:1-8 I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine grower. He takes away every branch in me that does not bear fruit, and everyone that does he prunes so that it bears more fruit. You are already pruned because of the word that I spoke to you. Remain in me, as I remain in you. Just as a branch cannot bear fruit on its own unless it remains on the vine, so neither can you unless you remain in me. I am the vine, you are the branches…
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Social Media at World Youth Day

  • As the countdown continues to World Youth Day (WYD) in Krakow, young Catholics from across England and Wales are getting ready to pack their bags for Poland. Many will be going as pilgrims to the event which will be presided over by Pope Francis, but there are also young people who, while there, will be using their skills and talents to communicate the faith…
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The Gospel of the day: 22nd July

  • Saint John 20:1-2.11-18 On the first day of the week, Mary of Magdala came to the tomb early in the morning, while it was still dark, and saw the stone removed from the tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and told them, “They have taken the Lord from the tomb, and we don’t know where they put him.” But Mary stayed outside the tomb weeping…
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By way of the community Jesus leads us to the Church – The Archbishop

The Archbishop meets 300 young people from the Neo-Catechumenal Way who are attending World Youth Day 2016

  • It-Tnejn 18 ta’ Lulju 2016, l-Arċisqof Charles J. Scicluna iltaqa’ mat-300 żagħżugħ u żagħżugħa mill-Mixja Neo-Katekumenali, li se jmorru għall-pellegrinaġġ tal-Jum Dinji taż-Żgħażagħ, fi Krakovja, il-Polonja. Il-laqgħa saret fil-Katekumenju, il-Ħamrun.   Message by Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna
  • Katekumenju, il-Ħamrun 18 ta’ Lulju 2016 Fl-Evanġelju tal-lum, Ġesù juża’ l-parabbola tas-Samaritan it-Tajjeb biex lil dan l-għaref fil-Liġi jgħallmu xi tfisser tkun proxxmu…
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Schedule of Pope’s Assisi pilgrimage released

  • More details have been released about Pope Francis’ upcoming pilgrimage for the eighth centenary of Franciscan feast of the “Pardon of Assisi.” On 4 Aug, the Pope will make aprivate pilgrimage to Assisi, a small medieval town in the Italian region of Umbria known for being the birthplace of the Franciscan order. While there, he will pray in the Porziuncola chapel, where the feast of the “Pardon of Assisi” originated…
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The Gospel of the day: 21st July

  • Saint Matthew 13:10-17 The disciples approached Jesus and said, “Why do you speak to them in parables?” He said to them in reply, “Because knowledge of the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven has been granted to you, but to them it has not been granted. To anyone who has, more will be given and he will grow rich; from anyone who has not, even what he has will be taken away. This is why I speak to them in parables, because ‘they look but do not see and hear but do not listen or understand.’” Isaiah’s prophecy is fulfilled in them, which says: ‘You shall indeed hear but not understand you shall indeed look but never see. Gross is the heart of this people, they will hardly hear with their ears, they have closed their eyes, lest they see with their eyes and hear with their ears and understand with their heart and be converted, and I heal them.’ But blessed are your eyes, because they see, and your ears, because they hear. Amen, I say to you, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it”…
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