In 1872 a priest from Valletta, Rev. Paul Vella, built a church in Tas-Sliema with the idea of dedicating It to our Lady of the Sacred Heart. In 1881 the church was given to the friars minor, and in 1918 It became a parish church.
Parish population: 6,000
Fr Paul Attard O.F.M.
Dun Pawl Vella Street
Tas-Sliema SLM 1184
5:00 – 7:00 pm
9:45 am – 12:00 pm
Office: 2131 3505
Fr. Paul Attard O.F.M, Parish Priest
Fr. Pawl Galea O.F.M., Guardian & Vice Parish Priest
Fr. Clive Camilleri O.F.M., Vice Parish Priest & Guardian
Fr. Norbert Ellul-Vincenti O.F.M.
Fr. Sandro Overend O.F.M.
Fr. Mark Enriquez O.F.M.
Friar Lorrie Zerafa O.F.M.
Priests residing in the parish
Rev Savio Vella SDB
Rev Mark Sultana
Parish Pastoral Council
President: Fr. Paul Attard O.F.M.
Moderator: Ms Pauline Darmanin
Secretary: Ms Rita Vella Brincat
Sundays And Feast Days: 6:30, 8:00, 9:30 (Children Mass), 11:00 am; 6:30 pm
Saturday Evenings: 5:00 pm; 6:30 pm
Weekdays: 6:30, 7:30, 9:00 am; 6:00pm (Winter Time), 6:30 pm (Summer Time)
Chapel Of The Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart
The Chapel Of St. Elizabeth’s School of the Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart is open daily to the public .
Schooldays: 6:15 am
Other days: 6:45 am
Chapel Of Jesus the Friend
Slightly less than fifty years ago the friars of our lady of the sacred heart parish in Sliema opened a house in rose street for the teaching of christian doctrine. For twenty one years Fr. Mariano Vella O.F.M. taught Christian religion and said mass in this house. Between 1993 and 1994, Fr. Bernard Bartolo O.F.M, demolished the old house and in its place built a chapel and A pastoral centre dedicating them to jesus our friend. This area of sliema now belongs to the Balluta parish, but the Franciscan Friars are still responsible for the chapel and pastoral centre. Rose Street today is known as Fr Mariano Vella Street.
Priest in charge
Fr Clive Camilleri O.F.M.
Rev Mariano Vella OFM Street
Sliema SLM 1303
Weekdays (Monday to Saturday): 6:00 pm
Sundays: 8:00 am
Feastdays and Public Holidays: 8:00 am
“Jesus is my Rock”
Near the Parish Office in Dun Pawl Vella, Tas-Sliema, SLM 1184.
8:00 am to 8:00 pm.