Monthly Archives: November 2016

“We should rejoice when we go to the house of the Lord, for us it is the gateway of heaven” – The Archbishop

The Archbishop consecrates the Altar and the Divine Mercy Sanctuary in Naxxar

  • Nhar is-Sibt 19 ta’ Novembru 2016, l-Arċisqof Charles J. Scicluna kkonsagra l-artal u s-Santwarju Ħniena Divina waqt Quddiesa fis-Santwarju, in-Naxxar.   Homily by Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna
  • Santwarju Ħniena Divina, in-Naxxar
    19 ta’ Novembru 2016

    Inġbarna f’ġurnata ta’ maltemp, u ta’ xita. Jiena nirringrazzjakom ħafna tal-att erojku tagħkom li tkunu hawnhekk illejla…

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Pope Francis: “Illiteracy and lack of access to education are in fact a form of poverty and injustice”

  • Pope Francis on Wednesday held his weekly General Audience in the Paul VI Hall, where he spoke on two more of the Spiritual Works of Mercy: “Counseling the Doubtful” and “Instructing the Ignorant.”

    Here is the English language summary of the Pope’s address:

    Dear Brothers and Sisters:  Among the spiritual works of mercy, we now consider those of counselling the doubtful and instructing the ignorant.  These two works are related and both can be practised daily in our families and communities.  The Church’s mission of evangelization has always been accompanied by teaching and the founding of schools, since education promotes the dignity of the person and provides for the full development of his or her God-given gifts.  Illiteracy and lack of access to education are in fact a form of poverty and injustice…

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“Desire always to be with Jesus” – The Archbishop

The Archbishop administers the Sacrament of Confirmation to adolescents from Żejtun Parish

  • Nhar il-Ħadd 20 ta’ Novembru 2016, l-Arċisqof Charles J. Scicluna amministra s-Sagrament tal-Griżma tal-Isqof, lill-adoloxxenti mill-Parroċċa taż-Żejtun.   Homily by Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna
  • Knisja Parrokkjali taż-Żejtun
     20 ta’ Novembru 2016

    Ħa nfakkarkom fl-Ewwel Qari (2 Sam 5, 1-3) li smajna llum u li ġie moqri minn waħda minnkom. Kien hemm David l-ewwel kien ragħaj imbagħad ġie magħżul minn Alla u li ssielet ukoll kontra l-ġgant Gulija u rebaħlu…

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The Gospel of the day: 24th November

  • Saint Luke 21:20-28
    Jesus said to his disciples: “When you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, know that its desolation is at hand. Then those in Judea must flee to the mountains. Let those within the city escape from it, and let those in the countryside not enter the city, for these days are the time of punishment when all the scriptures are fulfilled…

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  • *** Direttur: Denis Villeneuve

    Atturi: Amy Admas, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Mark O’Brien u Tzi Ma

    Ħin tal-Film: 116 min 

    Maħruġ minn KRS Releasing Ltd.



    Tnax–il vettura  għall-ivvjaġġar fl-ispazju, misterjużi u mlaqqmin “Shells”  jidħru f’diversi nħawi tad-Dinja. L-għan tal-wasla ta’ dawn l-aljeni kien misterjuż u l-ebda pajjiż ma seta’ jbassar x’kienet ir-raġuni tal-wasla tagħhom fid-Dinja…

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Concert in aid of Id-Dar tal-Providenza

  • Fl-okkażjoni tal-Jum Internazzjonali tal-persuni b’diżabilta’, se jiġi organizzat kunċert fil-Katidral tal-Imdina nhar il-Ħamis 1 ta’ Diċembru fis-7.30 p.m. b’risq id-Dar tal-Providenza. Il-kunċert se jittella’ mill-Banda tal-Forzi Armati ta’ Malta, bil-kollaborazzjoni ta’ RTK4Charity. Il-kunċert se jkun taħt il-patroċinju tal-E.T. il-President ta’ Malta Marie Louise Coleiro Preca u l-Arċisqof Charles J. Scicluna. 

    Il-Banda tal-Forzi Armati ta’ Malta se tkun taħt id-direzzjoni tas-Surmast Jonathan Borg…

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Pope: Death is not to be feared if we’re faithful to God

  • Pope Francis said death is not to be feared if we are faithful to the Lord but warned against being trapped into basing our lives around superficial things that are not transcendent as though we never had to die. He was speaking at his Mass celebrated on Tuesday morning in the chapel of the Santa Marta residence.

    Taking his cue from the day’s reading from the book of Revelation, the Pope’s homily focused on the reality of how all of us will face Jesus on the day of judgement…

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The Gospel of the day: 23rd November

  • Saint Luke 21:12-19
    Jesus said to the crowd: “They will seize and persecute you, they will hand you over to the synagogues and to prisons, and they will have you led before kings and governors because of my name. It will lead to your giving testimony. Remember, you are not to prepare your defense beforehand, for I myself shall give you a wisdom in speaking that all your adversaries will be powerless to resist or refute…

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A communication full of values

Meeting of the bishops responsible for social communications and spokespersons of the Catholic Bishops' Conferences in Europe, in Glasgow, Scotland.

  • All communications are always a transmission of values. Even unawaringly, when two people engage in dialogue, their speeches always contain the values ​​that testify to their beliefs. The pluralism, also as far as values are concerned, that distinguishes our European societies is a challenge and an opportunity for communication by the Church. It is about the ability to build relationships, beginning from listening to the other person, it is about the witness of our beliefs rather than a proclamation of principles, as well as about our believing in the Truth, which is Christ, that true Church communication is at stake…
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Vatican announces themes for upcoming World Youth Days

  • The Dicastery for Laity, the Family, and Life issued a communiqué on Tuesday listing the themes for the next three World Youth Days (WYD).

    The press release notes that the themes were chosen by Pope Francis “for the three-year World Youth Day journey that will culminate at the international celebration of the event to be held in Panama in 2019.”  World Youth Day is celebrated at the diocesan level each year on Palm Sunday, with an international gathering every two to three years…

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