• Four seminarians who are currently in their fifth year of studies at the Archbishop’s Seminary, will ask Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna to accept them officially as candidates for the Ordination to the Diaconate and the Priesthood. This celebration will take place on Sunday 7th January 2018, during Epiphany Mass at St John’s Co‑Cathedral, Valletta, at 9:15 a.m.

    Osmar Baldacchino from St Nicholas Parish, Siġġiewi, David Borg from Our Lady of Graces Parish, Ħaż-Żabbar, Christopher Bugeja from St Paul’s Parish, Rabat, and Jonathan Debattista from The Annunciation of Our Lady Parish, Ħal Tarxien, will publicly manifest their will to offer themselves to the Church to serve in the ministerial priesthood.

    Whilst accepting their offering with joy, the Archbishop will call on the candidates to ensure that during the remaining years prior to their ordination they will prepare themselves to worthily receive Holy Orders.

    The Christian community is asked to pray for these four new candidates for the priesthood.