Monthly Archives: January 2017

The Sunday Gospel: 29th January

  • Saint Matthew 5:1-12
    When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain, and after he had sat down, his disciples came to him. He began to teach them, saying:
    “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
    Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted.
    Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the land…

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The Gospel of the day: 28th January

  • Saint Mark 4:35-41
    On that day, as evening drew on, Jesus said to his disciples: “Let us cross to the other side.” Leaving the crowd, they took him with them in the boat just as he was. And other boats were with him. A violent squall came up and waves were breaking over the boat, so that it was already filling up…

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The Archbishop’s Seminary school celebrates its ‘School Day’

  • On 25th of January 2017, Feast of the Archbishop’s Seminary patron saint, Saint Paul, the Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna visited the Seminary school. At the end of the Eucharistic  Celebration, the Archbishop addressed the year 7 and 8 students about the significance of Saint Paul for their lives today and presented Matthias Spiteri with the Good Samaritan Award for his kindness towards others…

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US Bishops decry Trump’s orders to construct wall on border

  • The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has released a statement decrying President Trump’s orders to construct a wall at the US/Mexico border and to increase immigrant detention and deportation.

    Actions, the statement says, that put immigrants’ lives needlessly in harm’s way, tear families apart and spark fear in communities. 

    Reacting to the US President’s executive orders to build the wall, Bishop Joe Vasquez, Chair of the Committee of Migration and Bishop of the Diocese of Austin, points out that its construction “will only make migrants, especially vulnerable women and children, more susceptible to traffickers and smugglers”…

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The Gospel of the day: 27th January

    • Saint Mark 4:26-34
      Jesus said to the crowds: “This is how it is with the Kingdom of God; it is as if a man were to scatter seed on the land and would sleep and rise night and day and the seed would sprout and grow, he knows not how. Of its own accord the land yields fruit, first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear…

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“You know for sure that you are attached to Jesus the Vine if you are a true Son or Daughter of the Pope” – The Archbishop

The Archbishop celebrates Mass on the Feast of the Conversion of Paul the Apostle, Birkirkara

  • Nhar l-Erbgħa 25 ta’ Jannar 2017, l-Arċisqof Charles J. Scicluna iċċelebra l-Festa tal-Konverżjoni tal-Appostlu Missierna San Pawl, fil-Knisja ta’ San Pawl, Birkirkara.    Omelija tal-Arċisqof Charles J. Scicluna
  • Knisja ta’ San Pawl, Birkirkara
    25 ta’ Jannar 2017

    “Sawl, Sawl, għaliex qiegħed tippersegwitani?” (Atti 9, 4). Dawn kienu l-ewwel kelmiet li Sawlu, Pawlu, sema’ minn fomm il-Mulej, l-ewwel kelmiet ta’ esperjenza li hu kellu jirrakonta diversi drabi, tant li fit-Testment il-Ġdid għandna tliet rakkonti ta’ dan l-avveniment, tnejn fl-Atti tal-Appostli, wieħed ukoll f’waħda mill-Ittri ta’ San Pawl, u kienet esperjenza li mmarkat ukoll ir-riflessjoni profonda tal-appostlu Missierna…

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Pope at Vespers urges Christians to pray, proclaim and serve together

  • Authentic reconciliation between Christians will only be achieved when we can acknowledge each other’s gifts and learn from one another with humility. That was Pope Francis’ message to representatives of all the different Christian Churches gathered in the Basilica of St Paul Outside the Walls on Wednesday afternoon. The Pope was leading Vespers for the solemnity of the Conversion of St Paul and the close of the annual week of prayer for Christian unity…

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The Gospel of the day: 26th January

  • Saint Luke 10:1-9
    The Lord Jesus appointed seventy-two others whom he sent ahead of him in pairs to every town and place he intended to visit. He said to them, “The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest. Go on your way; behold, I am sending you like lambs among wolves…

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Pope Francis invites believers to trust in God’s providential care

  • Pope Francis has invited believers to trust in God’s providential care while doing everything in their power to respond to the challenges that come their way.

    The Pope was addressing pilgrims gathered in the Paul VI Hall for the Wednesday weekly General Audience.

    Please find below the English synopsis of the Pope’s catechesis: 

    Dear Brothers and Sisters:  In our continuing catechesis on Christian hope, we turn today to the story of Judith…

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