This Saturday, 13th April 2024, Archbishop Charles Scicluna will ordain four new deacons. The four deacons are seminarian Matthew Sammut from the Parish of the Resurrection of Christ in Pembroke; Johan Bugeja, Salesian of Don Bosco; and two students from the Institute for World Evangelisation – ICPE Mission: Tian Ci Shawn Dominic Wong from Singapore and Jerome Savioraj Barnabas from India.

The Mass will be celebrated at St John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta and broadcast live on and

Through this ordination to the Diaconate, the new deacon is configured to Jesus Christ, who sought to be a ‘deacon’, that is, a servant to all. The deacon dedicates his life to serving others with love, assisting the bishop and the priests during the celebration of the sacred mysteries, especially the Eucharist, administering the sacrament of Baptism, assisting in the celebration of marriage and blessing the marital bond, proclaiming and preaching the Gospel, and leading prayers at funerals.