Editorials

Reducing the division and rivalry between us

‘Yahad’, the document compiled by the Justice and Peace Commission, provides a guide for us to follow in order to live better together as a society by reducing the division and rivalry that exist, be they in the context of partisan politics, religious beliefs, football and band clubs or families, as well as to nurse the wounds that have been inflicted in the past.

The Hebrew word ‘yahad’ refers to the sense of togetherness and community, and the aim of this document is to stimulate reflection as to how we can nurture a society that promotes the common good and that improves the well-being of persons, especially the most vulnerable… Read more »

Seeking the face of Christ in everyone, especially the marginalised

In preparation for the Solemnity of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, we ought to ask ourselves whether we respect and live in harmony with creation, as well as whether we exercise the gifts we received in the sacraments of baptism and confirmation, where we received the fullness of the Holy Spirit of the Lord.

We need to allow the Spirit to lead us in the second year of the ecclesial process of One Church, One Journey, that was launched at the last Diocesan Assembly with the theme A Church that listens is a Church that welcomes, and that is in line with the synodal journey leading to the Synod of Bishops that will be held in 2023… Read more »

For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission

Il-Papa Franġisku, nhar il-Ħadd 10 ta’ Ottubru 2021, se jniedi l-mixja sinodali lejn is-Sinodu tal-Isqfijiet li se jsir fl-2023, bit-tema: “Lejn Knisja Sinodali – Komunjoni, Parteċipazzjoni, u Missjoni”.

Il-Papa qed jistieden lil kull djoċesi biex tipparteċipa f’dan il-proċess ta’ tħejjija, u tagħti bidu għal dan nhar il-Ħadd 17 ta’ Ottubru 2021. Għalhekk, dakinhar, Mons. Arċisqof Charles Scicluna se jiċċelebra quddiesa fis-Santwarju tal-Madonna tal-Mellieħa fil-bidu ta’ dan il-proċess min-naħa tal-Arċidjoċesi ta’ Malta… Read more »

The fifth edition of ‘Kelma ta’ Ħabib’

The Communications Office of the Archdiocese of Malta is pleased to announce the publication of the fifth edition of Kelma ta’ Ħabib, a collection of homilies and messages by Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna in 2019.

Through his simple but profound words, grounded in the Gospel, the Archbishop invites us to spread the Good News in society for the good of mankind.

Kelma ta’ Ħabib includes 500 pages with 50 pages of photographs taken during celebrations held in various parishes and pastoral visits… Read more »

Lenten Talks 2021

Lista tal-eżerċizzi spiritwali (fil-knejjes u online) li ser isiru fil-parroċċi ta’ Malta matul ir-Randan 2021. Dan it-tagħrif hu bbażat fuq id-dettalji mibgħuta mill-parroċċi stess.

ParroċċaPostDataĦinGħal min humaKelliem/aKuntattBirkirkara
(San Ġużepp Ħaddiem) Il-Knisja Parrokkjali ta’ San Ġużepp Ħaddiem 1-5 ta’ Marzu7pmKoppjiPatri Eric Cachia SDB21483245
Il-Knisja Parrokkjali ta’ San Ġużepp Ħaddiem 15-19 ta’ Marzu6pmKulħaddPatri Victor Mallia OCD 21483245
Birkirkara
(Santa Marija) Il-Knisja Parrokkjali ta’ Santa Marija22-26 ta’ Frar6:45pmKulħaddPatri Christopher Caruana OP21448026
BirżebbuġaOnline 25 ta’ Frar
2 u 4 ta’ Marzu7pmŻgħażagħDun James Saydon21651200
Il-Knisja Parrokkjali ta’ San Pietru tal-Ktajjen 1-5 ta’ Marzu9amKulħaddDun Norman Zammit21651200
Il-Knisja Parrokkjali ta’ San Pietru tal-Ktajjen9-11 ta’ Marzu7pmKulħaddPatri Clinton Farrugia MSSP21651200
BormlaIl-Knisja Parrokkjali tal-Kunċizzjoni20 u 27 ta’ Frar
6, 13, 3, u 27 ta’ Marzu4:45pmKulħaddPatri Martin Borg OCD21828413
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BurmarradIl-Knisja Parrokkjali tal-Qalb bla Tebgħa ta’ Marija 19 u 26 ta’ Frar
5, 12, 19 ta’ Marzu6:45pmKulħaddPatri Christian Borg
Patri Allister Aquilina77622275
Il-Knisja Parrokkjali tal-Qalb bla Tebgħa ta’ Marija 23 ta’ Frar
2, 9, 16 u 23 ta’ Marzu6:45pmKulħaddPatri Christian Borg
Patri Allister Aquilina 77622275
Gwardamanġa Il-Knisja Parrokkjali tal-Madonna ta’ Fatima 21 u 28 ta’ Frar
7, 14 u 21 ta’ Marzu6:45pmKulħaddPatri Vince Micallef OP
Patri Ivan Attard OP21220050
Il-Knisja Parrokkjali tal-Madonna ta’ Fatima1-5 ta’ Marzu9:30amKulħaddPatri Ivan Attard OP21220050
Ħad-DingliIl-Knisja Arċipretali ta’ Santa Marija 8-12 ta’ Marzu7pmKulħaddDun Claude Mifsud21455738
Ħal GħaxaqIl-Knisja Parrokkjali ta’ Santa Marija1-5 ta’ Marzu7pmKulħaddDun Ryan Lee PaceIl-Knisja Parrokkjali ta’ Santa Marija 8-12 ta’ Marzu7pmKoppji Dun Gilbert Scicluna Il-Knisja Parrokkjali ta’ Santa Marija 24 ta’ Marzu 8pm ŻgħażagħDun Andrew Schmebri Ħal Kirkop Il-Knisja Parrokkjali ta’ San Leonardu Abbati 22-24 ta’ Frar8pmŻgħażagħDun Anton D’AmatoRead more » Il-Knisja Parrokkjali ta’ San Leonardu Abbati 27 ta’ Frar
6, 13 u 20 ta’ Marzu6pmFamiljiMons…

Directives issued by the Bishops to curb the contagion of the coronavirus

As from 13 June, churches from the Archdiocese of Malta and the Diocese of Gozo have started celebrating again Holy Mass with the presence of the congregation. In consultation with the Health Authorities the Bishops have issued a number of other directives aimed at restraining the spread of the covid-19 during Holy Mass with the presence of the congregation. These directives are being updated according to the changes made in the directives and guidelines issued by the Health Authorities… Read more »

Good, gentle and welcoming

The news that Pope Francis will be visiting Malta in May was welcomed with great joy. The announcement was made on the 10th February, during the solemn pontifical of St Paul’s Shipwreck – a feast that is cherished by us Maltese since the shipwreck of St Paul is considered to be the birth of the Catholic faith in Malta.

Last January, the Pope reflected several times on the passage from the Acts of the Apostles that narrates St Paul’s shipwreck on Malta, and he spoke in particular about the compassionate heart of the Maltese people who welcomed Paul and the other 275 travelling companions… Read more »

One Church, One Journey

The working document of the Pastoral Plan of the Archdiocese of Malta entitled ‘One Church, One Journey – A process of ecclesial discernment 2020-2023’ lists four main priorities for the Church: to listen, to welcome, to accompany and to always go forth without fear in spreading the Good News.

This document, inspired by the narrative of the disciples of Emmaus (Lk 24: 13-35), was written after extensive consultation was carried out over the last few months, with several people involved in various work carried out in the Church and in society… Read more »

Priceless value

Cini Institute was founded by a lay woman, Adelaide Cini (1838 – 1885), who started a new missionary movement among the many abandoned girls of her time, and established a conservatory for girls coming from the poor strata of Maltese society and who were most vulnerable. This concrete action also led her to be declared venerable by Pope Pius X on 23 February 1910.

The Church in Malta handed over the premises of this institute to Hospice Malta for the establishment of St Michael Hospice, a modern complex to provide palliative care, which will continue in the same steps initiated by Adelaide Cini in assisting people who are vulnerable and in need… Read more »

Let’s protect our lungs

  • The Amazon, known as the Earth’s lungs as it is one of the largest forests providing oxygen to our planet, has been affected by vast fires. The Amazon is not the only such case. In other countries closer to us, stretches of natural land were affected by large fires during this summer. In Malta, 50 acres of land and 4,600 trees were destroyed as Miżieb woodland was ablaze for two full days in June…

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