The annual concert by the band of the Armed Forces of Malta in aid of Id-Dar tal-Providenza will this year take place at the Metropolitan Cathedral of St Paul in Mdina on Friday 6th December at 8pm. The concert will be under the patronage of the President of Malta, Dr George Vella who will also present the Mons. Mikiel Azzopardi Award 2019 to the winner who will be announced during the evening… Read more »
L-Omelija tal-Isqof Awżiljarju Joseph Galea-Curmi
Hemm sentenza li qal Ġesù fl-Evanġelju tal-lum li tolqtok b’mod qawwi. Xi nies kienu qed iħarsu lejn it-tempju, u jgħidu fuq kemm kien imżejjen b’ġebel sabiħ u għotjiet, u Ġesù jgħidilhom: “Kulma qegħdin taraw għad jiġi żmien li ma tibqax ġebla fuq oħra minnu li ma tiġġarrafx”.
Ma nafx x’kienet ir-reazzjoni tan-nies meta semgħu dan il-kliem. Immaġina lilna nħarsu lejn il-patrimonju sabiħ li għandna, forsi tkun xi bażilika jew knisja kolleġġjata, nammiraw it-tiżjin li għandna, imbagħad jiġi Ġesù u jgħidilna li jiġi żmien meta kollox se jiġġarraf! … Read more »
Readings of the day
First Reading: Dan 5, 1-6.13-14.16-17.23-28
Psalm: Dan 3, 22.214.171.124.66.67
Gospel: Lk 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… Read more »
Pope Francis concludes his Apostolic Journey to Japan, fulfilling his dream to be a missionary to the country and spurring the Japanese Church to protect all life.
It was a bittersweet farewell that Pope Francis bade to the people of Japan on Tuesday, as he boarded the papal plane at Tokyo-Haneda airport.
Readings of the day
First Reading: Dan 2, 31-45
Psalm: Dan 3, 126.96.36.199.61
Gospel: Lk 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? … Read more »
Nhar is-Sibt 23 ta’ Novembru l-Arċisqof Charles J. Scicluna amministra s-Sagrament tal-Griżma lil 76 adolexxent mill-Knisja Parrokkjali tal-Madonna tal-Grazzja, Ħaż-Żabbar. L-għada l-Ħadd, nhar il-festa solenni ta’ Krist Re, amministrah lil 62 adolexxent.
L-omelija tal-Arċisqof Charles J. Scicluna
Ix-xena nafuha lkoll għax hija mnaqqxa fil-kultura tagħna. Nafu kemm fi żmien tal-Ġimgħa l-Kbira, Maltin u Għawdxin jiddedikaw l-enerġija tagħhom, id-devozzjoni, l-imħabba tagħhom biex jikkommemoraw ix-xena li għadna kemm smajna skont l-Evanġelju ta’ San Luqa.
“Il-poplu waqaf hemm iħares” (Lq 23:35). Aħna wkoll illum nixtiequ ninġabru madwar din ix-xena ta’ qsim il-qalb fuq l-għolja tal-Golgota, il-kalvarju, u nħarsu lejn Ġesù msallab, imsallab mal-midinbin u mal-kriminali akkumpanjat minn żewġ ħallelin wieħed fuq il-lemin u l-ieħor fuq ix-xellug… Read more »
Pope Francis celebrates Mass on Monday afternoon at the Tokyo Dome stadium. In his homily, the Pope says we need to get our priorities right, in line with the life of Jesus.
As the starting point of his homily on Monday, Pope Francis drew attention to the Sermon on the Mount, saying it indicates the beauty of the path we are called to take to reach Jesus, in whom we have the freedom of becoming God’s beloved children.
Hurdles to being God’s children
Yet along the way, the Pope observed, the freedom of being God’s children can be repressed and weakened by a vicious circle of anxiety and competition… Read more »
Readings of the day
First Reading: Dan 1, 1-6, 8-20
Psalm: Dan 3, 188.8.131.52.56
Gospel: Lk 21, 1-4
When Jesus looked up he saw some wealthy people putting their offerings into the treasury
and he noticed a poor widow putting in two small coins.
He said, “I tell you truly, this poor widow put in more than all the rest; for those others have all made offerings from their surplus wealth, but she, from her poverty, has offered her whole livelihood.”
Saint of the day: Saint Catherine of Alexandria, Virgin & Martyr Read more »