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Qawra (Buġibba)

The population in the Qawra and Buġibba Areas, under the care of the Franciscan Conventual Friars in St Paul’s Bay increased rapidly. The Chapel dedicated to St Massimiliano Kolbe soon became too small for the residents and for the summer residents. So the need for a larger church had been felt for a long time. The foundation stone of the new church was blessed on the 29 August 1993 and three years later, in 1996, the new church, designed by the Architect Richard England, was already functioning. It was dedicated to St Francis of Assisi. Qawra became a parish by a Decree dated December 8th 2004.

Parish Population: 13,678

Families: 2,500

Parish Priest

Fr Andrew Galea OFM Conv.

Parish Office

St Francis Convent,

Annetto Caruana Street,

Qawra SPB 1211

Office Hours

Mondays and Wednesdays:

4.30 – 6.00 pm


9.30 – 11.00 am




Parrocca Qawra San Frangisk


21 577088

Parish Clergy

Rev. Andrew Galea OFM Conv. Parish Priest
Rev. Christopher Galdes OFM Conv
Rev. Thomas Calleja OFM Conv
Rev. Francis Deguara OFM Conv
Rev. George Buttigieg OFM Conv
Rev. Jacob Kurishummootil OFM Conv

Holy Masses

Sundays and Feastdays: 8:00, 9:30, 11:00am (English); 6:30pm

Saturday Evenings: 6:30pm

Weekdays: 7:30, 8:30am; 6:30pm

Church Dedicated to St Massimiliano Kolbe

This Church offers religious services to residents in Bugibba.


St Simon Str,

Bugibba SBP 2572


2157 3619

Priest in Charge

Rev. Francis Deguara OFM Conv

Holy Masses

Winter Times:

Sundays and Feastdays: 9:00 am; 7:00 pm

Saturdays: 8:00 am; 7:00 pm

Weekdays: 8:00 am

Summer Times:

Sundays and Feastdays: 7:30 am, 9:00 am; 7:00 pm

Saturdays: 8:00 am; 5:30 pm; 7:00 pm

Weekdays: 8:00 am; 7:00 pm