Church Schools Admissions in Malta and Gozo

Statement by the Secretariat for Catholic Education

The Regulations for Admissions in Church Schools in Gozo have been published, and applications for ‘Other Applicants’ in Church Schools in Malta will start being accepted, for the scholastic year commencing in September 2021.

The number of places available for ‘Other Applicants’ in Church Schools in Malta is 835. Applications for these vacant places are being accepted online from 29th January until 12th February… Read more »

Holy Mass & Rosary from the Archbishop’s Seminary – 25 January, 9:30am

  The Chapel of the Diocesan Vocations Centre at the Archbishop's Seminary, Tal-Virtù

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Follow today’s Mass readings from here.

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 »

Jesus’ invitation to ‘come and see’: message by the Pope for the 55th World Communications Day

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Journalists reporting outside the Vatican (Vatican News)

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

The invitation to “come and see”, which was part of those first moving encounters of Jesus with the disciples, is also the method for all authentic human communication. In order to tell the truth of life that becomes history (cf. Message for the 54th World Communications Day, 24 January 2020), it is necessary to move beyond the complacent attitude that we “already know” certain things… Read more »

Live: Ecumenical Service 2021

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

As part of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, this evening at 6:30 pm, an Ecumenical Service will be broadcast with the participation of various Christian Churches in Malta. The service will be led by Archbishop Charles Jude Scicluna, while Rev. Beata Thane, Minister of St Andrew’s Scots’ Church in Valletta, will deliver a biblical reflection.

This Ecumenical Service is being celebrated in the context of the worldwide extraordinary circumstances due to the COVID-19 pandemic… Read more »

Pope deplores Iraq bomb attacks and prays for the victims

Site of a suicide attack in a central market in Baghdad 

Pope Francis on Thursday condemned a twin bomb attack in a Baghdad market, and described the attacks as “a senseless act of brutality.”

At least 32 people were killed in the suicide bombings and over 100 others wounded.

In a telegram, sent on his behalf by Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin, the Pope said he is praying “for the deceased victims and their families, for the injured and for the emergency personnel in attendance.”

He went on to say he hopes that Iraq will continue to work to overcome violence with “fraternity, solidarity and peace,” and he invoked the Lord’s blessing upon the nation and its people… Read more »

Appeal to parents to rely on information provided by the school

Statement by the Secretariat for Catholic Education

The Secretariat for Catholic Education and the Association of Church Schools (CSA) condemn the irresponsible behaviour of the Union of Professional Educators (UPE) in publishing information on its Facebook page about COVID-19 cases in Church schools, which is causing unnecessary alarm and anxiety among students, parents, and educators.

Church schools are doing their utmost to inform parents and school staff as soon as a positive case is identified in one of the schools… Read more »

New president for Cana Movement

L‑Arċisqof Charles Jude Scicluna ħatar lil Dr Joe Cassar bħala l‑President tal‑Moviment ta’ Kana. Huwa ħa post Dr Arthur Galea Salomone li kien ilu tmien snin fil‑kariga.

Il‑Moviment ta’ Kana huwa għaqda mhux governattiva tal‑Knisja f’Malta li ilu jaħdem mal‑familji għal dawn l‑aħħar 68 sena. Fost is‑servizzi li joffri hemm il‑korsijiet ta’ tħejjija għaż‑żwieġ, il‑formazzjoni lill‑koppji u lill‑familji, counselling għall‑persuni kollha li jiltaqgħu ma’ diffikultajiet personali u familjari, kif ukoll ħidma mill‑qrib mal‑parroċċi… Read more »

LifeLine Malta has helped 70 families and saved 30 babies who were at risk of abortion in 2020

Pregnancy Help Week 18-22 January 2021

Helping women in crisis pregnancy saves lives. This is the theme for Pregnancy Help Week 18-22 January 2021. During this week, LifeLine Malta will be releasing a series of testimonies from the women who were in a crisis pregnancy and considering abortion, some of whom had already purchased abortion pills but did not take them after counseling.

Women who find themselves in a crisis pregnancy need practical help, support and compassion, especially in situations when they are alone, are abandoned by a partner or have financial problems… Read more »

13 Christians killed every day in the world because of their faith

Christians march in Abuja during a prayer and penance gathering for peace and security in Nigeria last year

Every day, 13 Christians worldwide are killed because of their faith, 12 churches or Christian buildings are attacked and 12 Christians are unjustly arrested or imprisoned, while another 5 are abducted.

This is according to the 2021 World Watch List annual report produced by Open Doors, a non-profit organization that chronicles persecution against Christians, guides prayers and shows persecuted believers that they are not forgotten… Read more »