Monthly Archives: July 2019

Around 1,400 people attended the Archbishop’s Curia open weekend

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  • Fl-okkażjoni tal-festa ta’ San Kalċidonju, is-Sibt u l-Ħadd, 20 u 21 ta’ Lulju 2019, il-Kurja tal-Arċisqof fil-Furjana fetħet il-bibien tagħha għall-pubbliku. Il-viżitaturi setgħu jammiraw l‑arkitettura Barokka u d‑diversi opri tal‑arti li jinsabu fis‑sala tar‑refettorju, fil‑kurituri, fis‑sagristija u fil‑kappella ddedikata lill‑Madonna ta’ Manresa fejn hemm ir‑relikwi ta’ San Kalċidonju. Ittellghu wkoll preżentazzjonijiet u taħdidiet dwar il-pitturi fil-Kurja u r-restawr li qed isir mal-faċċata, kunċerti fil-bitħa ċentrali u treasure hunt għat-tfal…

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Vatican City State set to end sale of single-use plastics

  • After current supplies run out, Vatican City State will no longer be selling any single-use plastic items on its small territory.

    While the European Union pledged in May to ban single-use plastic starting in 2021, the Vatican had already begun limiting its use and soon “it will no longer be sold,” said Rafael Ignacio Tornini, head of the department handling Vatican City State’s gardens and waste collection…

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The Gospel of the day: 22nd July

  • Saint Mary Magdalene – Feast
    Readings of the day
  • First Reading: Sgs 3: 1-4a
    Psalm: 62, 2-6.8-9

    Gospel: Jn 20:1-2.11-18

  • On the first day of the week, Mary of Magdala came to the tomb early in the morning, while it was still dark, and saw the stone removed from the tomb…

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“A strong family is a contribution towards a better society” – The Auxiliary Bishop

Quddiesa fil-festa tal-Famijla Mqaddsa

  • L-omelija tal-Isqof Awżiljarju Joseph Galea-Curmi

  • Il-Knisja tal-Familja Mqaddsa, il-Bidnija

    21 ta’ Lulju 2019

    Illum hi festa speċjali għall-Bidnija. Hija l-festa tal-Familja Mqaddsa, li hi l-festa annwali ta’ din il-komunità żgħira u sabiħa, u hi wkoll iċ-ċelebrazzjoni tal-inawgurazzjoni tar-restawr ta’ din il-knisja minn barra, li sar permezz tal-fondi tal-Unjoni Ewropeja u l-kontribuzzjonijiet tal-poplu…

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Restoration works on Bidnija church inaugurated

  • Restoration works on the Holy Family Church in Bidnija were completed with an investment of around €85,000 co-financed by European funds. The project was inaugurated this morning by the Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Galea-Curmi and Parliamentary Secretary for European Funds and Social Dialogue Aaron Farrugia. The Administrative Secretary of the Archdiocese of Malta Michael Pace Ross was also present. 

    During the conference it was explained that restoration works were done on the facade and the sides of the church, the bell tower, and the churchyard…

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Pope Francis among the 20 most admired men

  • Which famous men do you admire the most?

    Clint Eastwood.

    Matthew Bellamy. He is a singer, guitarist and composer of Muse. 

    And women?

    Reese Witherspoon because she plays roles that inspire women very much, especially young women.

    This study was conducted by the British research society YouGov…

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The Sunday Gospel: 21st July

  • The Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
    Readings of the day
  • First Reading: Gen 18, 1-10a
    Psalm: 14 (15), 2-3ab. 3cd-4ab. 5
    Second Reading: Col 1, 24-28

    Gospel: Lk 10, 38-42

  • Jesus entered a village where a woman whose name was Martha welcomed him. She had a sister named Mary who sat beside the Lord at his feet listening to him speak…

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The Gospel of the day: 20th July

  • Readings of the day
  • First Reading: Exodus 12, 37-42
    Psalm: 135 (136), 1 & 23-24. 10-12.13-15

    Gospel: Mt 12, 14-2

  • The Pharisees went out and took counsel against Jesus to put him to death. When Jesus realised this, he withdrew from that place. Many people followed him, and he cured them all, but he warned them not to make him known…

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How many Catholic saints are there?

  • The word “saint” comes from the Latin word sanctus, meaning “holy.” During the first several centuries of the Church, this title was freely given to all those, primarily martyrs, who were publicly known for their holiness.

    It wasn’t until 1588 that the Vatican’s Congregation for Saints’ Causes was officially created to help regulate this title and be more selective regarding the process of formal canonization…

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The Gospel of the day: 19th July

  • Readings of the day
  • First Reading: Exodus 11, 10 – 12, 14
    Psalm: 115 (116), 12-13.15-16bc.17-18

    Gospel: Mt 12, 1-8

  • Jesus was going through a field of grain on the sabbath. His disciples were hungry and began to pick the heads of grain and eat them. When the Pharisees saw this, they said to him, “See, your disciples are doing what is unlawful to do on the sabbath.”

    He said to them, “Have you not read what David did when he and his companions were hungry, how he went into the house of God and ate the bread of offering, which neither he nor his companions but only the priests could lawfully eat? …

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