Yearly Archives: 2022

Pope at Angelus: God is hidden in our life, he is always there

  St Peter's Square, the Vatican

Dear brothers and sisters, buongiorno, blessed Sunday!

In the Gospel of today’s Liturgy we hear a beautiful promise that introduces us to the Time of Advent: “Your Lord is coming” (Mt 24:42). This is the foundation of our hope, it is what supports us even in the most difficult and painful moments of our life: God is coming, God is near and is coming… Read more »

Holy Mass & Rosary – 28th November 2022, 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: 28th November

Readings of the day

First Reading: Isaiah 4:2-6
Psalm: 121 (122):1-2,3-4a,4b-5,6-7,8-9

Gospel: Matthew 8:5-11

When Jesus entered Capernaum, a centurion approached him and appealed to him, saying, “Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, suffering dreadfully.” He said to him, “I will come and cure him.”

The centurion said in reply, “Lord, I am not worthy to have you enter under my roof; only say the word and my servant will be healed… Read more »

We need to renew our commitment against domestic violence – Bishop Galea-Curmi

  Parish Church, Attard

L-omelija tal-Isqof Joseph Galea-Curmi

“Is-sema u l-art jgħaddu, imma kliemi ma jgħaddix” (Lq 21:33). Dan hu li Ġesù jgħid, fl-
Evanġelju llum skont San Luqa, lid-dixxipli tiegħu. Dak li jgħid lid-dixxipli tiegħu qed jgħidu wkoll lilna llum, f’din l-okkażjoni partikulari tal-Gradwazzjoni tal-Istitut ta’ Formazzjoni Pastorali.

Dak li jgħaddi

Ġesù jagħmel kuntrast bejn dak li jgħaddi u dak li ma jgħaddix. Isemmi li s-sema u l-art jgħaddu… Read more »

What are we celebrating at our Christmas parties? The introduction of a law that kills children in the womb? – The Archbishop

Mass on the first Advent Sunday

  The Parish Church of St Mary, Attard

Hemm talba li aħna ngħidu ħafna drabi f’mument importanti tal-quddiesa eżatt wara li Ġesù jiġi fostna taħt ix-xbihat tal-ħobż u l-inbid li jsiru l-Ġisem u d-Demm tiegħu. Is-saċerdot jgħidilna: “Dan hu l-misteru tal-fidi” u waħda mir-risposti sbieħ li ħafna drabi ngħidu hi: “Inħabbru l-mewt tiegħek, Mulej, inxandru bil-ferħ il-qawmien tiegħek, nistennewk sa ma tiġi fil-glorja”. Nistennewk sa ma tiġi fil-glorja!

Dan li qegħdin nagħmlu f’dan l-istaġun tal-Avvent… Read more »

All lives matter – The Archbishop

I appeal to our legislators to see reason

Article by Archbishop Charles Scicluna

Life is precious. Only a few days ago, we were served a bitter reminder of just how precious one life can be following the horrific murder of Bernice Cassar. As a nation, we are understandably shocked and angry that such an act can take place in our community. 

While offering prayers for Bernice and her family, I could not help but feel an immense tug in my heart for her children whose lives will be forever changed by this tragedy… Read more »

The Sunday Gospel: 27th November

First Sunday of Advent
Readings of the day

First Reading: Isaiah 2:1-5
Psalm: 121(122):1-2,4-5,6-7,8-9
Second Reading: Romans 13:11-14a

Gospel: Matthew 24:37-4

Jesus said to his disciples: “As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. In (those) days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day that Noah entered the ark… Read more »

First Sunday of advent – Hope

The first day of a new year.
The first day of school.
The first day of summer.
The first day of the Christmas holidays.
The first Sunday of Advent.

The first day of any new period is considered to be a fresh opportunity to do something new; to take up a new habit; to eliminate tendencies that are not allowing us to move forward; a time to set new goals and stick to them… Read more »

Highlights from the 10th anniversary of the Archbishop’s episcopal ordination

Nhar il-Ħamis 24 ta’ Novembru, fl-okkażjoni tal-10 anniversarju mindu ġie ordnat isqof, Mons. Charles Scicluna żar il-Freeport fejn ċċelebra quddiesa f’wieħed mill-imħażen u ltaqa’ mal-impjegati. Il-quddiesa kienet offruta għal dawk li tilfu ħajjithom fuq il-post tax-xogħol. Wara l-quddiesa, l-Arċisqof iddawwar mal-Freeport fejn kellu ċ-ċans jara l-faċilitajiet tal-kumpanija. Fi tmiem iż-żjara, l-Arċisqof bierek niċċa tal-Madonna tad-Duluri u talab mal-impjegati għal dawk il-ħaddiema li mietu.

Filgħaxija, l-Arċisqof iċċelebra l-anniversarju tiegħu b’quddiesa fil-Konkatidral ta’ San Ġwann, il-Belt Valletta… Read more »