Monthly Archives: September 2021

The Gospel of the day: 23rd September

Readings of the day

First Reading: Hag 1, 1-8
Psalm: 149 (150), 1-2.3-4.5-6a & 9b

Gospel: Lk 9, 7-9

In those days, Herod the ruler heard about all that had taken place, and he was perplexed, because it was said by some that John had been raised from the dead, by some that Elijah had appeared, and by others that one of the ancient prophets had arisen. Herod said, “John I beheaded; but who is this about whom I hear such things?” And he tried to see him. 

Saint of the day: Saint Pio of Pietrelicina, Priest Read more »

ŻAK in research project to understand better young people

Training for data collectors from Catholic Action Italy, Romania, Spain and Malta

Fil-bidu ta’ Settembru, iż-Żgħażagħ Azzjoni Kattolika (ŻAK) laqgħet f’Malta numru ta’ persuni li qegħdin jiġbru d-data (data collectors) mill-Azzjoni Kattolika Rumena, Spanjola, Taljana u kif ukoll miż-ŻAK stess. Dawn il-persuni ngħataw taħriġ fuq tlitt ijiem bħala parti mill-proġett ta’ riċerka ta’ tliet snin li qed isir bejn dawn l-għaqdiet (strategic partnership).

Il-proġett, bl-isem ta’ ‘Supporting Volunteers in Youth Organisations’ għandu l-għan li jitfa’ dawl fuq il-parteċipazzjoni u l-impenn tal-voluntiera żgħażagħ f’dawn l-erba’ għaqdiet… Read more »

Holy Mass & Rosary – 22nd September, 9:30am

  The Chapel of Our Lady of Manresa at the Archbishop's Curia, Floriana

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Prayer for Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the most Blessed Sacrament.
I love You above all things.
I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart… Read more »

The Gospel of the day: 22nd September

Readings of the day

First Reading: Ezra 9, 5-9
Psalm: Tob 13, 2.3-4a.4bcd.5.8

Gospel: Lk 9, 1-6

In those days, Jesus called the twelve together and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases, and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal. He said to them, “Take nothing for your journey, no staff, nor bag, nor bread, nor money—not even an extra tunic. Whatever house you enter, stay there, and leave from there. Wherever they do not welcome you, as you are leaving that town shake the dust off your feet as a testimony against them.” 

They departed and went through the villages, bringing the good news and curing diseases everywhere… Read more »

Seeking justice in all things – The Archbishop on Independence Day

  St John's Co-Cathedral, Valletta

Homily by Archbishop Charles Jude Scicluna

The passage from the First Letter of Saint Paul the Apostle to Timothy from today’s first reading, is particularly relevant to us Maltese and Gozitans as we celebrate this anniversary of Independence Day 2021. In this passage, Saint Paul addresses his disciple who was chosen to be the leader, the head of a community. He was a young man filled with enthusiasm… Read more »

The Gospel of the day: 21st September

Saint Matthew, apostle & evangelist – Feast
Readings of the day

First Reading: Eph 4: 1-7.11-13
Psalm: 18: 2-5

Gospel: Mt 9: 9-13

In those days, as Jesus was walking along, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax booth; and he said to him, “Follow me.” And he got up and followed him. And as he sat at dinner in the house, many tax collectors and sinners came and were sitting with him and his disciples. When the Pharisees saw this, they said to his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?” But when he heard this, he said, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. Go and learn what this means, “I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ For I have come to call not the righteous but sinners.”  Read more »

When what is hidden is revealed – Bishop Galea-Curmi

Mass in memory of the martyred saints St Andrew Kim Taegon and St Paul Chong Hasang

  The Chapel of Our Lady of Manresa at the Archbishop's Curia, Floriana

L-omelija tal-Isqof Joseph Galea-Curmi

Ix-xbieha li juża Ġesù fl-Evanġelju llum żgur mhijiex diffiċli biex nifhmuha. Hu l-musbieħ, u Ġesù qed jgħid li l-iskop tal-musbieħ hu li jdawwal. Mela int ma tqegħdux f’xi post moħbi, jew tgħattih, imma f’post prominenti biex jista’ jagħti d-dawl lill-kamra jew il-post fejn tkun. 

X’irid jurina Ġesù b’din ix-xbieha? Hi l-kelma ta’ Alla li għandha tkun dawl għal ħajjitna… Read more »

Live: Pontifical Mass on Independence Day 2021

  St John's Co-Cathedral, Valletta

L‑Arċisqof Charles Jude Scicluna jiċċelebra Quddiesa Pontifikali fil‑festa nazzjonali ta’ Jum l‑Indipendenza, fil‑Konkatidral ta’ San Ġwann, il‑Belt Valletta. Il-Quddiesa tixxandar fuq TVM2, u

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Prayer for Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the most Blessed Sacrament… Read more »

Pope at Angelus: Fidelity to God means willingness to serve

Dear brothers and sisters, buongiorno!

The Gospel of today’s Liturgy (Mk 9:30-37) narrates that, on the way to Jerusalem, Jesus’ disciples were discussing “with one another who was the greatest” (v. 34). So, Jesus directed harsh words toward them that are still valid today: “If any one would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all” (v… Read more »