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Although Mgr. Dusina in the report of his Pastoral visit in 1575 states that Mosta was a parish, in actual fact Mosta became a parish in 1608, and the parishioners immediately started building a new church on the plans drawn by Tommaso Dingli. The present church is based on the plans of George Grognet de Vasse.

Parish Population: 20,000

Families: 7,000

Basilica of the Assumption

Dedication date: 15 October, 1871.


Rev. Sebastian Caruana

Parish Office

15 Church Street,

Mosta MST 2015

Office Hours

Mondays and Wednesdays:

9:00 – 11:00am
4:30 – 6:00pm


4:30 – 6:00 pm


9:00 am – 11:00 am


21 43 38 26




Mosta Parish

Parish Clergy

Rev. Sebastian Caruana, Archpriest
Rev. Antoine Borg
Rev. Salvatore Borg
Mgr Mario Camilleri
Rev. Rafel Demartino
Rev. Sergio Fenech, Secretary
Mgr Angelo Grech
Rev. Ġwann Sammut
Rev. Pawl Sciberras
Rev. Edgar Vella
Rev. Willie Vella
Rev. André Zaffarese

Other priests residents in the parish

Rev. Manwel Camilleri

Rev. David Muscat

Parish Pastoral Council

President: Rev. Sebastian Caruana, Archpriest

Moderator: Mr Joe Deguara

​Secretary: Ms Mariosa Micallef

Parish Economic Council 

President: Rev. Sebastian Caruana, Archpriest

Secretary: Mr Albert Cassar

Holy Masses

Sundays and Feast Days: 6:00, 7:00, 8:00, 9:30, 11:00am; 5:30pm
Saturday Evenings: 5:00pm, 6:30pm
Weekdays: 6:00, 7:00, 7:45, 8:30am; 6:30pm

Pastoral Zones
(established through a decree on 17 October 1988)


The church at Bidnija was built in 1920 and dedicated to the Holy Family; in 1991 it became a centre for pastoral activities.

Priest in charge

Rev Raphael Demartino

Families: 64

Holy Masses

Sundays and Feast Days: 11.00am

Weekdays: 6.00pm (winter); 6.30pm (summer)

Ta’ Mlit

The chapel is dedicated to Mary Mother of the Church; it was blessed on the 30th October 1998.

Priest in charge

Rev. André Zaffarese

Families: 700

Holy Masses

Sundays and Feast Days: 9.00am, 10.30am

Saturday Evenings: 6.00pm

Weekdays: 7.15am; 6.00pm

Saint Andrew

The centre was opened in 1991.

Priest in charge

Rev. Sebastian Caruana

Families: 400

Holy Masses

Sundays and Feast Days: 8.00am

Weekdays: 6.00pm

Saint Margaret

The provisional chapel for the pastoral zone is dedicated to Christ the Redeemer and is situated in Triq il-Midbaħ.

Priest in charge

Rev. Salv Borg

Families: 650

Holy Masses

Sundays and Feastdays: 9.00am

Weekdays: 6.30pm

St. Margaret’s Church

This is a very old church and near it is the cemetery where the victims of the 1592 plague are buried.

Other Churches

Church of St. Anthony the Abbot

The church was built in 1657 on the site of an earlier church built in 1575.

Church of St. Sylvester

The church was built in 1657; today devotions in honour of Our Lady of Lourdes are held on the days of the apparitions; marriages may be celebrated in the church.

Holy Masses

Sundays and Feast Days: 7.30am

Church of St. Leonard

The church was built in 1659 on the site of an older church which existed at the time of Mgr Dusina’s pastoral visit in 1575. Devotions in honour of Our Lady of Pompei are held in it, especially on the 8th May.

Immaculate Conception Church

The church was built in 1659. It was rebuilt in 1965 after it had been demolished by bombs during the War.

Church of the Visitation

The church was built in 1610, but was rebuilt after its destruction by bombs during the last war.

Holy Mass

Sundays: 8.30am

Church of Our Lady of Hope

The church is built over a cave where according to tradition a young girl from Burmarrad took refuge to avoid falling into the hands of Moslem pirates.

Priest in charge


Holy Masses

Sundays: 9.00 am

Monday-Friday: 8.30am

Chapel of Saint Mary (Ta’ Żejfi)

Triq il-Missjunarji Maltin, Mosta
This chapel is situated in the area of besbiżija. It was rebuilt by Dr Giovanni Maria Camenzuli in 1607.

Church of the Immaculate Conception (Ta’ Qali)

Triq Durumblat, Mosta

Chapel of the Sacred Heart Oratory

Triq it-Torri, Mosta

Holy Masses

Sundays & Feast Days: 7.00 pm

Church of St. Paul the first hermit

The church is situated in Wied il-Għasel. Two feasts, one of Saint Paul the Hermit and another of Our Lady of Grace, are celebrated.

Church of St. Andrew

This is a small church which has always been considered as forming part of Mosta parish.

St Monica’s Chapel

The Augustinian Sisters opened a residence in Mosta in 1929 and then built a large institute in 1952. The chapel of the institute is open to the public.

Holy Masses

Sundays and Feast Days: 7.00, 8.30am

Saturdays: 6.30am; 6.30pm

Weekdays: 6.30am

Chapel of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

The Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart opened their “Pax et Bonum” Home in Mosta in 1961 as a residence for elderly people.

Holy Masses

Sundays and Feast Days: 6.30, 9.30am

Weekdays: 6.30, 9.00am

Adoration Chapel



The Good Shepherd Sisters
St Euphrasia House,
John XXIII Street,
Mosta, MST 1123

Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday (except Thursdays):
8.30am – 9.00pm

Thursdays and Saturdays:
8.30am – 6.00pm