Monthly Archives: November 2017

Liturgical Celebrations to be led by Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna during December 2017

  • Is‑Sibt 2 ta’ Diċembru, fl‑4:30 p.m., l‑Arċisqof Charles J. Scicluna jamministra s‑Sagrament tal‑Griżma tal‑Isqof lill‑adolexxenti, fil‑Knisja Parrokkjali ta’ Fleur‑de‑Lys.

    Il‑Ħadd 3 ta’ Diċembru, fid‑9:30 a.m., Monsinjur Arċisqof jamministra s‑Sagrament tal‑Griżma tal‑Isqof lill‑adolexxenti, fil‑Knisja Parrokkjali tal‑Madonna tas‑Sacro Cuor, Tas‑Sliema. Fl‑4:30 p.m., l‑Arċisqof jamministra s‑Sagrament tal‑Griżma tal‑Isqof lill‑adolexxenti, fil‑Knisja Parrokkjali ta’ Ħal Lija.

    L‑Erbgħa 6 ta’ Diċembru, fid‑9:30 a.m., Monsinjur Arċisqof jiċċelebra Quddiesa tal‑Milied mal‑istudenti tal‑iskejjel tal‑Knisja u tal‑istat fil‑Konkatidral ta’ San Ġwann, il‑Belt Valletta…

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Pope leaves for Bangladesh after historic visit to Myanmar

  • Pope Francis left Myanmar for Bangladesh on Thursday, concluding the first part of his 21st apostolic journey. He’ll be spending three days in Dhaka, before returning to the Vatican late on Saturday evening.

    During his visit to Myanmar, the pope met with popular leader Aung San Suu Kyi, as well as the president and the top military general. He met with Buddhist leaders and local bishops, but above all he went to meet ordinary Catholics, who travelled from all over the country to attend an open-air Masson Wednesday…

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Pope Francis urges Myanmar’s youth to be messengers of hope

  • On Thursday morning, the last day of his apostolic journey to Myanmar, Pope Francis celebrated a morning Mass for young people, gathered at St Mary’s Catholic cathedral in central Yangon.

    It was the last event of this four day visit to Myanmar and it was the one which best captured the hopes of the country, struggling to find its way to becoming a modern, democratic, developed nation…

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  • Il-Ġimgha l-1 ta’ Diċembru 2017, il-Kurja tal-Arċisqof, inkluż l-Uffiċċju Żwiġijiet u l-Uffiċċji tal-Caritas, il-Furjana, u t-Tribunal Ekkleżjastiku, il-Belt Valletta, ser jagħlqu filgħodu minħabba l-irtir tal-Avvent.

    Il-Kurja terġa’ tiftaħ fit-3:00 p.m.

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The Gospel of the day: 30th November

  • Saint Matthew 4:18-22 

    As Jesus was walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter, and his brother Andrew, casting a net into the sea; they were fishermen. He said to them, “Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.” 

    At once they left their nets and followed him…

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Pope urges Catholics in Myanmar to heal painful memories

  • Pope Francis on Wednesday morning celebrated Mass at a sports ground in central Yangon, on the third day of his pastoral visit to Myanmar.

    This was the moment the Catholic community in Myanmar had been patiently waiting for, since the pope’s arrival in the country two days ago. As he acknowledged in his homily, many of the faithful had come to Yangon from remote, rural villages or mountainous communities and had journeyed for several days on foot, by train, bus or the uncomfortable, open-sided trucks that are the most common form of transport here…

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Archbishop Scicluna’s message on the 5th anniversary of his episcopal ordination

  • Omelija tal-Arċisqof Charles J. Scicluna
  • Knisja Arċipretali tal-Mosta

    24 ta’ Novembru 2017

    L-Evanġelju jfakkarni fil-profezija ta’ Xmun meta Ġesù kellu 40 jum. Lil ommu jgħidilha: “Dan għad ikun sinjal li jmeruh” (Lq 2, 34). U t-tempju huwa wkoll sinjal li fis-sekli qed jkun hemm min imerih.   It-tempju qatt mhu preżenza newtrali; hemm min iħobbu u hemm min jobgħodu…

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The Gospel of the day: 29th 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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The Gospel of the day: 28th November

  • Saint Luke 21:5-11 

    While some people were speaking about how the temple was adorned with costly stones and votive offerings, Jesus said, “All that you see here, the days will come when there will not be left a stone upon another stone that will not be thrown down.” 

    Then they asked him, “Teacher, when will this happen? And what sign will there be when all these things are about to happen?” 

    He answered, “See that you not be deceived, for many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am he,’ and ‘The time has come.’ Do not follow them! …

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Pope Francis meets with Myanmar army chief in Yangon

  • Pope Francis has met with the commander-in-chief of Myanmar’s Armed Forces during the first day of his Apostolic Visit to the country.

    The Pope held talks with Senior General Min Aung Hlaing at the Archbishop of Yangon’s residence shortly after his arrival in Myanmar on Monday.

    Following the courtesy visit, which lasted 15 minutes, the pair exchanged gifts…

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