Monthly Archives: December 2018

Statement by the Maltese Bishops on the rescue of migrants in the Mediterranean

  • The Bishops show appreciation for the rescue missions carried out by the Armed Forces of Malta during the past hours, and appeal for a spirit of solidarity by all European countries so that the persons who are still stranded at sea are given a port of safety.

    ✠ Charles J. Scicluna                                                        ✠ Mario Grech

        Archbishop of Malta                                                         Bishop of Gozo

                                                     

    ✠ Joseph Galea‑Curmi

        Auxiliary Bishop of Malta

     

  • Click here to read the Bishops’ previous statement appealing for concrete solidarity…
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Good politics at the service of peace

Message by Pope Francis for the 52nd World Day of Peace

  • “Peace be to this house!”

    In sending his disciples forth on a mission, Jesus told them: “Whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace be to this house!’ And if a son of peace is there, your peace shall rest upon him; but if not, it shall return to you” (Lk 10:5-6).
    Bringing peace is central to the mission of Christ’s disciples…

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Live: The liturgical celebrations for the New Year

  • Lejlet l-Ewwel tas-Sena 

     

  • It-Tnejn, 31 ta’ Diċembru 2018, fis-6:30 p.m., l‑Arċisqof jiċċelebra Quddiesa ta’ Radd il‑Ħajr fi tmiem is‑sena, bil‑kant tat‑Te Deum, fil‑Konkatidral ta’ San Ġwann, il‑Belt Valletta.

     

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  • L-Ewwel tas-Sena 

     

  • Fl-ewwel jum tas-sena l-ġdida, fid-9:00 a.m., l‑Arċisqof jiċċelebra Quddiesa fis‑Solennità ta’ Marija Omm Alla u l‑Jum Dinji tal‑Paċi, fid‑Dar tal‑Providenza, is‑Siġġiewi…

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Pope reflects on Holy Family at Sunday Angelus

  • The Holy Family of Nazareth – Jesus, Mary, and Joseph – were “united by an intense love and animated by great confidence in God,” Pope Francis said on Sunday.

    Speaking at the weekly recitation of the Angelus, the Holy Father recalled that the Sunday within the Octave of Christmas is the feast of the Holy Family. The day’s Gospel recounts the story of the finding of Jesus in the Temple…

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Liturgical celebrations to be led by Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna in January 2019

  • It‑Tlieta l-1 ta’ Jannar 2019, fid‑9.00 a.m., l‑Arċisqof Charles J. Scicluna ser jiċċelebra Quddiesa fis‑Solennità tal‑Imqaddsa Marija Omm Alla u l‑Jum Dinji tal‑Paċi, fid‑Dar tal‑Providenza, is‑Siġġiewi. Il‑Quddiesa ser tixxandar live fuq Radju RTK u TVM.

    Is‑Sibt 5 ta’ Jannar, fil‑5:30 p.m., Monsinjur Arċisqof jiċċelebra Quddiesa għall‑koppji li żżewġu matul l‑2018, fil‑Konkatidral ta’ San Ġwann, il‑Belt Valletta. Il‑Quddiesa hija organizzata mill‑Moviment ta’ Kana u ser tixxandar live fuq il‑Youtube Channel tal‑Knisja f’Malta

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The Gospel of the day: 31st December

  • Readings of the day
  • First Reading: 1 Jn 2, 18-21
    Psalm: 95 (96), 1-2.11-12.13

    Gospel: John 1, 1-18

  • In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came to be through him, and without him nothing came to be…

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The Sunday Gospel: 30th December

  • The Holy Family – Feast Readings of the day
  • First Reading: 1 Sam 1, 20-22.24-28
    Psalm:83 (84), 2-3. 5-6. 9-10
    Second Reading: 1 John 3, 1-2, 21-24

    Gospel: Luke 2, 41-52

  • Each year Jesus’ parents went to Jerusalem for the feast of Passover, and when he was twelve years old, they went up according to festival custom…

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Austria commemorates 200th anniversary of Silent Night

  • Church standing on the site of St Nikolaus Church where “Silent Night” was played for the first time on 24 December 1818.

     

  • Austria is commemorating the 200th anniversary of the famous Christmas carol that survived and sometimes interrupted wars or other conflicts. Silent Night, the peaceful song about the birth of Jesus that became a crucial part of Christmas celebrations, was sung publicly for the first time in December 1818 in an Austrian town…

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An appeal for concrete solidarity

Statement by the bishops of Malta and Gozo

  • During these festive days when it is easy for us to be alienated, we are duty-bound to reiterate the appeal we made this past June for the leaders of our nation, together with those of the European Union, to offer concrete solutions to the phenomenon of immigration in the Mediterranean Sea.

    The developments of these last few days concerning those persons who were on board the vessel Open Arms and those presently on board the vessel Sea Watch 3, offer an invitation to Malta and European countries to express solidarity in a concrete manner…

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The Gospel of the day: 29th December

  • Readings of the day
  • First Reading: 1 John 2, 3-11
    Psalm: 95 (96), 1-2a.2b-3.5b-6

    Gospel: Luke 2, 22-35

  • When the days were completed for their purification according to the law of Moses, Mary and Joseph took Jesus up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord, just as it is written in the law of the Lord, “Every male that opens the womb shall be consecrated to the Lord,” and to offer the sacrifice of “a pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons,” in accordance with the dictate in the law of the Lord…

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