Monthly Archives: January 2020

Bishop Galea-Curmi meets the Filipino and Indian community in Fleur-de-Lys

  The Parish Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Fleur-de-Lys

L-Isqof Awżiljarju Joseph Galea-Curmi ċċelebra Quddiesa għall-komunità Filippina u Indjana, fil-Knisja Parrokkjali tal-Madonna tal-Karmnu, Fleur-de-Lys. Il-quddiesa, li kienet animata mill-istess komunità, saret bħala parti miż-żjara pastorali fi Fleur-de-Lys. Wara, l-Isqof Galea-Curmi ltaqa’ ma’ dawk preżenti.

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She saw an opportunity in every difficulty – The Auxiliary Bishop

Mass at St Monica School during the pastoral visit of Fleur-de-Lys

  St Monika School, Birkirkara

L-Omelija tal-Isqof Awżiljarju Joseph Galea-Curmi

Kien kważi mitejn sena ilu, fl-1 ta’ Novembru 1820, li Maria Tereża Spinelli rċeviet il-missjoni biex tibda l-ħidma tagħha edukattiva. Is-sena ta’ wara waqqfet l-ewwel skola fi Frosinone, l-Italja, u mill-bidu l-kummenti mill-awtoritajiet kienu tajbin ħafna. Kienu jgħidu kemm kienet skola tajba.

Ftit snin wara, hi waqqfet il-Kongregazzjoni tal-Agostinjani Servi ta’ Ġesù u Marija. Illum, waqt li aħna nfakkru l-170 sena mill-mewt tagħha, nirringrazzjaw lil Alla ta’ din il-mara fundatriċi ta’ din il-kongregazzjoni, li bis-saħħa tagħha u tal-viżjoni tagħha qegħdin hawn… Read more »

The Gospel of the day: 28th January

Readings of the day

First Reading: 2 Sam 6, 12b-15.17-19
Psalm: 23 (24),

Gospel: Mk 3, 31-35

The mother of Jesus and his brothers arrived at the house. Standing outside, they sent word to Jesus and called him. A crowd seated around him told him, “Your mother and your brothers and your sisters are outside asking for you.” But he said to them in reply, “Who are my mother and my brothers?”

And looking around at those seated in the circle he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers… Read more »

Watch: If we are truly Christians we need to treat each other and every human being with dignity, respect, and love – The Archbishop

The Maltese Bishops meet with the members of Christians Together in Malta during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

  The Archbishop's Curia, Floriana

Message by Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna

After the extraordinary greeting by Mgr Scerri I am lost for words. I will not repeat what I said yesterday, but I would like to take the cue from the beautiful painting that is the background to our meeting today.

As you know, and as we always remember every year, today it is the feast of the conversion of St Paul – his meeting Jesus Christ on the way to Damascus and his baptism in Damascus… Read more »

Prayers for Peace at the University Chapel

  The University Chapel, University of Malta, Msida

The University Chaplaincy will be dedicating its weekly Wednesday prayer session of 29th January to intercessions for local and global peace.

The deep unrest experienced by our country in the past months has shaken our society. War and humanitarian crisis in countries like Afghanistan and Yemen, ethnic tensions in Ethiopia, insurgency in Burkina Faso, threat of major violence and increased offensives in Libya, dangerous rivalry among the U.S., Iran, Israel and the Persian Gulf, escalating tension between the U.S… Read more »

The need to witness kindness in our lives today – The Auxiliary Bishop

Speech by Bishop Galea-Curmi during the exhibition 'Bibles and Liturgical Books from Christian Churches in Malta: An Ecumenical Confluence'

  The Archbishop's Palace, Valletta

Il-wirja Bibles and Liturgical Books from Christian Churches in Malta: An Ecumenical Confluence fetħet nhar it-23 ta’ Jannar fil-Palazz tal-Arċisqof, il-Belt Valletta u kienet parti mill-Ġimgħa ta’ Talb għall-Għaqda Fost l-Insara. L-Isqfijiet żaru l-wirja u l-Isqof Awżiljajru Joseph Galea-Curmi kien wieħed mill-kelliema ewlenin.

Il‑wirja kienet tinkludi testi divini mill‑Knisja Kattolika Rumana, il‑Knisja Anglikana, il‑Knisja tal‑Iskozja, il‑Knisja Ortodossa Koptika, il‑Knisja Kattolika Griega, il‑Patrijarkat Ekumeniku ta’ Kostantinopli, il‑Knisja Luterana, il‑Knisja Ortodossa Rumena, il‑Knisja Ortodossa Russa u l‑Knisja Ortodossa Serba… Read more »

Pope at Angelus: ‘Be heralds and witnesses of God’s love’

Pope Francis reflects on the Gospel reading of the day and says all people of goodwill are called to be open to the mercy of the Father and allow themselves to be transformed by the grace of the Holy Spirit.

Pope Francis addressed the pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the Sunday Angelus encouraging them to allow themselves to be transformed by the grace of the spirit and to become heralds and messengers of the saving Word of God… Read more »

The Gospel of the day: 27th January

Readings of the day

First Reading: 2 Sam 5, 1-7.10
Psalm: 88 (89), 20.21-22.25-26

Gospel: Mk 3, 22-30

The scribes who had come from Jerusalem said of Jesus, “He is possessed by Beelzebul,” and “By the prince of demons he drives out demons.”

Summoning them, he began to speak to them in parables, “How can Satan drive out Satan? … Read more »

Statement on the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the German Nazi extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau

Joint Statement by the Presidency of the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences (CCEE) and the President of the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE)

  Genoa, Brussels, London, Warsaw

75 years have already passed since the liberation of the German concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau (27/01/1945), and this place still inspires terror.

1. It was the largest Nazi concentration camp, opened in 1940 in the occupied Polish territories. Initially intended for Poles (Auschwitz), it was significantly expanded in the area of the neighboring Brzezinka (Auschwitz-Birkenau) and in the years between 1942-1945 – as part of “the Final Solution” (Endlösung) – it became a place of mass extermination of the Jewish people… Read more »