Editorials

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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Close to victims of domestic violence

  • The Church in Malta is currently carrying out works in Dar Ġesù Nazzarenu in Żejtun in order to welcome victims of domestic violence within six months. The shelter, run by Fondazzjoni Sebħ, is estimated at around €500,000.

    The shelter, situated within the nuns’ convent, will welcome 33 persons between mothers and children who experienced domestic violence and took the courageous decision to move on…

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One giant leap for mankind

  • On the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, Pope Francis said that with this achievement, mankind fulfilled an extraordinary dream and thus he hopes that the memory of “that great step for humanity” might spark the desire to reach even “greater goals” that will lead to “more dignity for the weak, more justice among peoples, and more future for our common home.”

    Through his words and actions, the Pope has frequently expressed his wish that tangible assistance is provided to those in need: immigrants, the poor, the sick, the elderly, while not forgetting Earth, our common home…

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Open Weekend at the Archbishop’s Curia

  • On the occasion of the feast of St Calcedonius, the Archbishop’s Curia in Floriana will open its doors to the general public on Saturday 20th July (5pm-9pm) and Sunday 21st July (9am-1pm). The public is invited to visit the Curia premises, previously known as Casa Manresa, and the restoration works currently in progress.

    During these two days, guided tours will be organised on the hour, concerts will be held in the central courtyard, and two exhibitions with 16th century documents from the Diocesan Archives and paintings by the artist Joseph Calleja will be on display…

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