Monthly Archives: August 2017

The Gospel of the day: 28th August

  • Saint Matthew 23:13-22

    Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples: “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites. You shut the kingdom of heaven before men. You do not enter yourselves, nor do you allow entrance to those trying to enter.

    Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites. You traverse sea and land to make one convert, and when that happens you make him twice as much a child of hell as yourselves…

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The Gospel of the day: 27th August

  • Saint Matthew 16:13-20 

    Jesus went into the region of Caesarea Philippi and he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist, others Elijah, still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”

    He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” 

    Simon Peter said in reply, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” Jesus said to him in reply,

    “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah…

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The Gospel of the day: 26th August

  • Saint Matthew 23:1-12 

    Jesus spoke to the crowds and to his disciples, saying, “The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses’ seat; so practice and observe whatever they tell you, but not what they do; for they preach, but do not practice. They bind heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with their finger…

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Il-Papa Franġisku: Ir-riforma fil-liturġija hija irriversibbli

  • Pope Francis gave an important address on the liturgical reform on Thursday, speaking to participants of the 68th Italian National Liturgical Week.

    The liturgical reform, he said, did not “flourish suddenly,” but was the result of a long preparation. It was brought to maturity by the Second Vatican Council with the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, Sacrosanctum Concilium, “whose lines of general reform respond to real needs and to the concrete hope of a renewal; it desired a living liturgy for a Church completely vivified by the mysteries celebrated.”

    The direction marked out by the Council, the Pope continued, found expression in the revised liturgical books promulgated by Blessed Paul VI…

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The Gospel of the day: 25th August

  • Saint Matthew 22:34-40 

    When the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they came together.  And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question, to test him. “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?”    And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment…

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The Gospel of the day: 24th August

  • Feast – Saint Bartholomew

    Saint John 1:45-51 

    Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the one about whom Moses wrote in the law, and also the prophets, Jesus, son of Joseph, from Nazareth.” 

    But Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come from Nazareth?”

    Philip said to him, “Come and see.” 

    Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him and said of him, “Here is a true Israelite…

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“When faced with the destruction of death, Santa Marija fills us with courage” – The Archbishop during the feast in Ħad-Dingli

  • L-Omelija tal-Arċisqof Charles J. Scicluna  

    Knisja Arċipretali ta’ Ħad-Dingli

    20 ta’ Awwissu 2017

    Nixtieq nirringrazzja lill-Arċipriet tal-istedina biex inkun magħkom illum f’dan il-jum sabiħ tal-festa. Nixtieq ukoll nirringrazzja lil kull wieħed u waħda minnkom talli ġejtu dalgħodu. Hija ħaġa sabiħa li bħalma qegħdin nagħmlu, l-festa nibdewha billi niċċelebraw flimkien l-Ewkaristija. Insellem b’mod speċjali l-Onor…

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The Archbishop visits the friars at the Church of Ta’ Ġieżu in Rabat after ceiling collapses – he thanked God that no one was injured

  • Dalgħodu, l-Arċisqof Charles J. Scicluna żar il-patrijiet Franġiskani Minuri fil-Knisja ta’ Santa Marija ta’ Ġesù (Ta’ Ġieżu), ir-Rabat, wara li matul il-lejl li għadda sfronda parti mis-saqaf ta’ fuq l-artal maġġuri. Mons. Arċisqof, filwaqt li esprima d-dieqa tiegħu quddiem il-ħsara li saret, irringrazzja lil Alla li ħadd ma weġġa f’dan l-inċident, u rringrazzja wkoll lill-Gvern ta’ Malta talli offra l-għajnuna biex isiru x-xogħlijiet ta’ tiswija fuq il-Knisja kemm jista’ jkun malajr…

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The Gospel of the day: 23rd August

  • Saint Matthew 20:1-16a 

    Jesus told his disciples this parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out at dawn to hire labourers for his vineyard. After agreeing with them for the usual daily wage, he sent them into his vineyard.

    Going out about nine o’clock, he saw others standing idle in the marketplace, and he said to them, ‘You too go into my vineyard, and I will give you what is just.’ So they went off…

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