Monthly Archives: November 2018

The Gospel of the day: 30th November

  • Readings of the day
  • First Reading: Rom 10, 9-18
    Psalm: 18, 2-5

    Gospel: 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. 

    He walked along from there and saw two other brothers, James, the son of Zebedee, and his brother John…

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How can we live by St Catherine’s example?

  • L-omelija tal-Arċisqof Charles J. Scicluna


  • Il-Knisja Arċipretali, iż-Żurrieq

    25 ta’ Novembru 2018

    “Jitgħaxxaq is-sultan bi ġmielek u int, għax hu sidek, agħtih qima” (Salm 44:12).  Kemm joqgħod tajjeb dan il-kliem li llum kantajna fis-Salm 44 u li huwa parti mil-liturġija tas-solennità ta’ Santa Katarina verġni u martri…

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Does today’s society need the Church?

  • Għaqda Studenti tat-Teoloġija (GħST), every year commemorates its foundation day with a public debate. This year, it is the 73rd year since its foundation and shall discuss different perspectives on the role of the Catholic Church in Malta, and seek to study the multifaceted and dynamic process of identity formation within the current Maltese context and the role of the Catholic Church in this process, whilst explore to answer one of today’s popularly asked questions: Does today’s society need the Church? 

    The public debate is to take place tomorrow, Friday, 30th November 2018, at Xara Lodge, ir-Rabat, at 7pm…

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Synod on youth continues one month on

  • One month after the conclusion of the Synod of Bishops on Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment, young auditors bring what they experienced at the event back to their homes and parishes. As the journey continues, young Catholics look to the next step on their journey of faith: World Youth Day 2019 in Panama.




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The Gospel of the day: 29th November

  • Readings of the day
  • First Reading: Rev 18, 1-2.21-23; 19, 1-3.9a
    Psalm: 99 (100),

    Gospel: 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. Woe to pregnant women and nursing mothers in those days, for a terrible calamity will come upon the earth and a wrathful judgment upon this people. They will fall by the edge of the sword and be taken as captives to all the Gentiles; and Jerusalem will be trampled underfoot by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled. 

    There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on earth nations will be in dismay, perplexed by the roaring of the sea and the waves. People will die of fright in anticipation of what is coming upon the world, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. But when these signs begin to happen, stand erect and raise your heads because your redemption is at hand.”

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Notice about the opening hours of the Curia

  • Nhar il-Ġimgħa, 30 ta’ Novembru 2018, il-Kurja tal-Arċisqof inkluż l-Uffiċċju Żwiġijiet u l-Uffiċċji tal-Caritas, il-Furjana, u t-Tribunal Ekkleżjastiku, il-Belt Valletta, ser ikunu magħluqa minħabba l-irtir tal-Avvent għall-impjegati.

    Il-Kurja terġa’ tiftaħ is-Sibt, l-1 ta’ Dicembru.


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Eco-friendly initiatives taken by the Archdiocese of Malta

  • L‑Arċidjoċesi ta’ Malta qed tkompli tinvesti f’enerġija nadifa u timplimenta  inizjattivi favur l‑ambjent. Fil-preżent qed tiġi installata sistema ta’ pannelli fotovoltajċi fuq il‑bini tal‑Kurja tal‑Arċiqsof, il‑Furjana. Madwar 40 entità oħra tal‑Knisja f’Malta, fosthom għadd ta’ parroċċi u djar għall‑anzjani, diġà qed jagħmlu użu minn enerġija ġġenerata mill-pannelli fotovoltajċi.

    Matul l‑aħħar ġimgħat, fil‑kmamar u fl‑uffiċċji tal‑Kurja twaħħlu bozoz energy saving, qed isir użu aħjar mid‑dawl naturali u nbidlu monitors u kompjuters għal oħrajn li jużaw inqas enerġija…

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The Gospel of the day: 28th November

  • Readings of the day
  • First Reading: Rev 15, 1-4
    Psalm: 97 (98), 1.2-3ab.7-8.9

    Gospel: 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. You will even be handed over by parents, brothers, relatives, and friends, and they will put some of you to death. You will be hated by all because of my name, but not a hair on your head will be destroyed. By your perseverance you will secure your lives.”

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What surprised me most after 40 days without Facebook

  • Article written by Monika Lender-Gołębiowska


  • When Bishop Adam Lepa (current senior bishop of the Archdiocese of Łódź, Poland) lectured on media pedagogy, he often used the term “personal mediasphere.” It means the media environment a person lives in and is surrounded by. It can be divided into four parts: iconosphere (the image environment), logosphere (the word environment), sonosphere (the sound environment), and finally, the galenosphere (the environment of silence)…

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