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Birkirkara (St Mary)

The church of St Mary was built in 1617 and was always considered a building worthy of admiration, although it remained closed for a long number of years. In 1950 the Collegiate Chapter of Birkirkara decided to restore the church and it was opened again for worship in 1973. For a few years it served as the church of an autonomous pastoral zone. It was declared a parish by Archbishop Joseph Mercieca by a decree on 8th May 2005.

Parish Population: 3,100

Families: 1,200

Parish Priest

Rev. Reuben Deguara

Parish Office

130, E. B. Vella Street, Birkirkara BKR 1570

Office Hours

Mondays and Thursdays: 4:30 – 5:30 pm

Saturdays: 9:30 – 11:00 am






Parroċċa Santa Marija – Birkirkara

Parish Clergy

Rev. Reuben Deguara – Parish Priest
Mgr Joseph Brincat

Parish Pastoral Council

President: Mr Ralph Camilleri

Secretary: Ms Doreen Sammut

Holy Masses

Sundays and Feastdays: 7:00, 8:30, 10:00 am and 6:00 pm

Saturday Evenings: 6:00 pm

Weekdays: 7:00, 8:30 am and 6:00 pm

St Aloysius College Church

St Aloysius College was built in 1896 – 1897 to house Jesuit students. In 1907 through the efforts of Pope St Pius X, the College took the place of the College the English Jesuits had in St Julians and which had been closed. The church of the College was built in 1914 and dedicated in 1923; it is open to the public and marriages may be celebrated in it.

Priest in charge


Holy Masses

Sundays and Feastdays: 8:00 am; 9:00 am (in English)

Saturday Evenings: 6:15 pm

Christus Sacerdos Chapel

The Home for the Clergy was built by Mgr Salvatore Grima as a retreat house and residence for priests, especially elderly priests. Mgr Grima invited a group of girls to pray for the sanctification of priests and help priests in their needs, especially those residing in the Home for the Clergy. The Chapel is open to the public daily from 10.00 am to noon and from 4.00 to 7.00 pm.

Priest in charge

Mgr Anton Cassar


2144 1670