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Ħal Luqa

  • At Ħal Luqa in 1492 there was a small chapel dedicated to St. Andrew; this chapel was substituted by a church built between 1539 and 1542. When Ħal Luqa became a parish on the 15th May 1634, through the efforts of the first parish priest a new church was built and completed in 1686; it was enlarged between 1693 and 1737. Bishop Labini consecrated the church on the 7th December 1783. Betweem 1901 and 1910 the church was further enlarged, but was completely destroyed by bombs durting the last war. It was rebuilt between 1945 and 1954 and consecrated by Archbishop Gonzi on 26th September 1962.

  • Parish Population: 5,600

    Families: 1,550

  • Parish Church of St. Andrew

    Dedication date 7 December 1783

    Rededication: 26 September 1962

  • Parish Priest

    Can. Michael Zammit

  • Parish Office

    2 Church Square,

    Ħal Luqa LQA 1700

  • Office Hours

    Monday – Friday : 4.30 – 5.45 pm

    Tuesdays: 9.00 – 11.00 am

  • Telephone

    21 809 310

  • Parish Clergy

      • Can. Michael Zammit, Parish Priest
      • Rev Renè Camilleri
      • Rev. Franco Fenech


  • Pastoral Council

      • President: Mr Martin Lanzon
      • Secretary: Mrs Wilhelmina Scicluna
      • PRO: Mrs Marlene Cini
  • Holy Masses

    Sundays and Feast Days: 7,00, 8.30, 10.30 am and 5.30 pm

    Saturday Evenings: 6.30 pm 

    Weekdays: 7.00, 7.45 am; 6.00 pm (Winter); 6.30 pm (Summer)

  • Other Churches

  • Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

    The church was built in 1784 and rebuilt in 1848; it was dismantled by R.A.F. to make way for an extension of the airstrip. Eventually another church was built under the same title, yet forming part of the Parish Centre.

  • St. James Chapel

    The church was first built in 1550 and rebuilt in 1623. It has recently been restored.

  • St. Mary’s Chapel Known as Tal-Ftajjar

    The chapel was first built in the 15th century, and rebuilt in 1613. Today it is used for Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration.

  • Priest in charge

    Parish Priest

  • Victory Chapel (Ħal Farruġ)

    Ħal Farruġ, originally part of Bir Miftuħ, became part of Luqa Village in 1634. The chapel dedicated to the Nativity of the Virgin Mary was one of the many small churches which formerly existed in the area. It was built towards the end of the fifteenth century but eventually dismantled by R.A.F. to make way for an extension to the airstrip. In 1992 a small existing building was converted into a chapel and classes for catechism and became a centre for pastoral activities for the residents of the area.

  • Priest in charge

    Parish Priest

  • Holy Masses

    Sundays and Feast Days: 9.30 am

    Saturdays: 5.30 pm

    Every First Friday of the Month: 6.00 pm

  • St. Vincent De Paul Residence

  • Tel 

  • Sacred Heart of Jesus Chapel 

  • Holy Masses 

    Sundays and Feastdays: 6.30 a.m., 10:00 a.m. u fil-12:15 p.m.

    Monday to Friday: 6.30 a.m., 10.15 a.m.

    Saturdays: 6.30 a.m., 10.15 a.m. u fis-6.00 p.m.

  • Rużar Briffa Chapel 

  • Holy Masses 

    Mondays to Fridays, and Sundays: 9.30 a.m.

    Saturdays: 9.30 a.m. and 6.30 p.m.

  • Adoration Chapels

    St. Mary’s Chapel Known as Tal-Ftajjar


    Triq il-Karmnu, Ħal Luqa

    Opening Hours

    Sundays and Feastdays: 7.00 am till noon

    Weekdays: 7.00 am till 7.00 pm