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Tas-Sliema (Our Lady of the Sacred Heart of Jesus)

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

Families: 1,280

Parish Priest

Fr Paul Attard O.F.M.

Parish Office

Dun Pawl Vella Street

Tas-Sliema SLM 1184

Office Hours


5:00 – 7:00 pm


9:45 am – 12:00 pm


Office: 2131 3505



Parish Clergy

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

Holy Masses

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)

Other Churches

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 .

Holy Masses

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

Holy Masses

Weekdays (Monday to Saturday): 6:00 pm

Sundays: 8:00 am

Feastdays and Public Holidays: 8:00 am

Adoration Chapel

“Jesus is my Rock”


Near the Parish Office in Dun Pawl Vella, Tas-Sliema, SLM 1184.

Opening Hours:

8:00 am to 8:00 pm.