Monthly Archives: April 2019

The Gospel of the day: 30th April

  • Readings of the day
  • First reading: Acts 4, 32-37
    Psalm: 92 (93), 1ab.1c-2.5

    Gospel: Jn 3, 7b-15

  • Jesus said to Nicodemus: “’You must be born from above.’ The wind blows where it wills, and you can hear the sound it makes, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes; so it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.” Nicodemus answered and said to him, “How can this happen?”

    Jesus answered and said to him, “You are the teacher of Israel and you do not understand this? …

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Catholic churches in Sri Lanka cancel Masses indefinitely

  • A week after terrorist attacks hit churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka, Catholic churches are shuttered for Divine Mercy Sunday.

    “Catholic leaders canceled Sunday Masses indefinitely across Sri Lanka and officials urged Muslims to stay home for Friday prayers in an extraordinary call by the clergy to curtail worship as fear of more attacks plagued the island nation after the deadly suicide bombings on Easter,” the Associated Press reported…

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Mercy that heals us – The Archbishop on the feast of the Divine Mercy

Quddiesa fil-festa tal-Ħniena Divina

  • L-omelija tal-Arċisqof Charles J. Scicluna

  • Is-Santwarju tal-Ħniena Divina, San Pawl tat-Tarġa

    28 ta’ April 2019

    Fil-Ktieb tal-Apokalissi l-awtur iħoss xi ħadd li jmissu: “Ressaq idu l-leminija fuqi u qalli: ‘Tibżax; jiena hu l-Ewwel u l-Aħħar, jiena l-Ħaj, jiena kont mejjet, u ara, issa jiena ħaj għal dejjem ta’ dejjem’” (Apok 1, 17-18)…

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The Gospel of the day: 29th April

  • Saint Catherine of Siena, virgin, doctor of the Church and patron of Europe – Feast Readings of the day
  • First Reading: 1 Jn 1:5-2:2
    Psalm: 102, 1-4.8-9.13-14.17-18

    Gospel: Mt 11:25-30

  • At that time Jesus declared, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to babes; yea, Father, for such was your gracious will…
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Watch: Highlights from the Ordination to the Priesthood 2019



  • On Saturday, 27th April 2019, Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna ordained four new priests for the Archdiocese of Malta. They are Fr Peter Ellul from the St Paul’s Shipwreck parish in Valletta, Fr Jean Gove from the Mosta parish, Fr Aaryton Ray Muscat from the Mtarfa parish and Fr Matthew Pulis from the Iklin parish.

    Click here to read the Archbishop’s homily…

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The Sunday Gospel: 28th April

  • The Second Sunday of Easter/Divine Mercy Sunday
    Readings of the day
  • First Reading: Acts 5, 12-16
    Psalm: 117 (118), 2-4.22-24.25-27a
    Second Reading: Rev 1, 9-11a.12-13.17-19

    Gospel: Jn 20, 19-31

  • On the evening of that first day of the week, when the doors were locked, where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, «Peace be with you.» When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side…

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“Give up your lives so that your joy in the Lord will never be found wanting” – The Archbishop to the four new priests

Mass for Ordination to the Priesthood

  • Homily by Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna

  • St John’s Co-Cathedral, Valeltta

    27th April 2019
    • “This is the day the Lord has made: let us be glad and rejoice in it. Hallelujah”
      (Ps 118:24).

      These last days, which in the Liturgy of the Church count as one day, we have been repeating the words of Psalm 118, verse 24…

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The Gospel of the day: 27th April

  • Readings of the day
  • First Reading: Acts 4, 13-21
    Psalm: 117 (118), 1 & 14-15.16ab-18.19-21

    Gospel: Mk 16, 9-15

  • When Jesus had risen, early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had driven seven demons. She went and told his companions who were mourning and weeping…

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A Living Church

Statmement by the Doctrine Commission

  • Il‑Kummissjoni Dottrinali tal‑Konferenza Episkopali Maltija tixtieq tintroduċi ruħha lill‑Insara ta’ Malta u Għawdex, u lil kull bniedem ta’ rieda tajba.

    Il‑Kummissjoni tgħin lill‑Isqfijiet ta’ Malta u Għawdex biex ixandru u jħarsu tajjeb it‑tagħlim ġenwin tal‑fidi Kattolika. Il‑Kummissjoni ġġib ’il quddiem ir‑riflessjoni teoloġika fil‑gżejjer tagħna. Għal dan il‑għan, hija tikkollabora ma’ istituzzjonijiet akkademiċi lokali u barranin, u ma’ esperti oħra…

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