Monthly Archives: October 2016

“The Lord is eager to give you his strength”- The Archbishop

The Archbishop administers the Sacrament of Confirmation to adolescents at Baħrija Church

  • Il-Ħadd 23 ta’ Ottubru 2016, l-Arċisqof Charles J. Scicluna amministra s-Sagrament tal-Griżma tal-Isqof lill-adoloxxenti fill-Knisja tal-Baħrija.

    Homily by Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna

  • Knisja tal-Baħrija
    23 ta’ Ottubru 2016

    Qed nieħu pjaċir li intom iż-żagħażagħ se tirċievu s-sagrament tal-Griżma u nixtieq li tisimgħuni sew f’dawn il-ftit riflessjonijiet.

    Illum smajna Evanġelju sabiħ ħafna li għandu tagħlima importanti li nixtieqkom ma tinsew qatt, mhux intom biss imma anke l-parrini għeżież tagħkom, u l-ġenituri, ilkoll kemm aħna…

  • Read more »

50th Anniversary of the Parish for German community in Malta

    • Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna will celebrate Mass with the German community living in Malta, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary from the foundation of St Barbara Parish.

      Mass will be held on Sunday 30th October 2016, at 11:30 a.m., at St Francis Church, Valletta.

      Everyone is invited to attend.

  • Read more »

Pope: ‘the only solution to the migration crisis is solidarity’

  • Pope Francis on Wednesday called for solidarity with migrants and refugees.

    Speaking to the crowd gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the weekly General Audience, the Pope reflected on two particular corporal works of mercy – welcoming the stranger and clothing the naked – and said that the growing numbers of refugees fleeing war, famine and dire poverty calls us to welcome and care for these brothers and sisters…

  • Read more »

The Gospel of the day: 27th October

  • Saint Luke 13:31-35
    Some Pharisees came to Jesus and said, “Go away, leave this area because Herod wants to kill you.” He replied, “Go and tell that fox, ‘Behold, I cast out demons and I perform healings today and tomorrow, and on the third day I accomplish my purpose. Yet I must continue on my way today, tomorrow, and the following day, for it is impossible that a prophet should die outside of Jerusalem.’ Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how many times I yearned to gather your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, but you were unwilling! …

  • Read more »

Church and secular leaders should not hold on to power – The Archbishop

A message by the Archbishop during an Oratory about Blessed Maria Adeodata Pisani

  • Nhar il-Ġimgħa 14 ta’ Ottubru 2016, l-Arċisqof Charles J. Scicluna attenda l-Oratorju ‘Maria Adeodata – Is-Soru li Ħabbet’, fil-Katidral ta’ San Pawl, l-Imdina. Dan l-Oratorju ittella’ fl-anniversarju mill-210 sena mit-twelid tal-Beata Marija Adeodata Pisani u l-15-il sena minn meta l-Papa San Ġwanni Pawlu II iddikjaraha beata, fuq il-Fosos tal-Furjana.

    Message by Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna

  • Il-Katidral ta’ San Pawl, l-Imdina
    14 ta’ Ottubru 2016

    Nirringrazzja lil  to Mro Ray Zammit, lill-liriċista’ Paul Ellul li tawna dan ix-xogħol straordinarjament  sabiħ…

  • Read more »

Five young men to be ordained Deacons

  • Three seminarians and two Franciscan friars are going to be ordained deacons by Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna, during a celebration of Mass on Friday 28th October 2016, at 6 p.m., at St. John’s Co‑Cathedral, Valletta.

    The following will be ordained deacons: Sinclair Bugeja from the Parish of The Holy Family, Iklin, Clive Camilleri O.F.M., Ramon Farrugia O.F.M., Ryan Lee Pace from the Parish of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Gżira, and Mark Spiteri from the Parish of St Philip of Agira, Ħaż Żebbuġ…

  • Read more »

The Jubilee of the Family

  • In the Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia (‘The Joy of Love’), Pope Francis writes that “the welfare of the family is decisive for the future of the world and that of the Church” (para. 31).

    The Church in Malta will celebrate the family on the 30th October 2016 by organizing a day of activities at the Archbishop’s Seminary, Tal-Virtù. The day, which will start at 9.00 a.m…

  • Read more »

Pope: God’s Kingdom grows through docility not with organization charts

  • Pope Francis said God’s Kingdom grows through its members showing docility and warned Christians against concentrating too much on structures and organization charts. He was speaking during his morning Mass on Tuesday celebrated in the chapel of the Santa Marta residence.

    Taking his inspiration from the day’s readings, Pope Francis reflected on the nature of God’s Kingdom during his homily, saying it is not a fixed structure but constantly evolving and describing what helps it to grow…

  • Read more »

The Gospel of the day: 26th October

    • Saint Luke 13:22-30
      Jesus passed through towns and villages, teaching as he went and making his way to Jerusalem. Someone asked him, “Lord, will only a few people be saved?” He answered them, Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I tell you, will attempt to enter but will not be strong enough. After the master of the house has arisen and locked the door, then will you stand outside knocking and saying, ‘Lord, open the door for us.’ He will say to you in reply, ‘I do not know where you are from.’ And you will say, ‘We ate and drank in your company and you taught in our streets.’ Then he will say to you, ‘I do not know where (you) are from…

  • Read more »