Pentecost 2024

Procession with symbols



Catechesis by Fr Paul Sciberras

Eucharistic Adoration

Prayers to the Holy Spirit

Address by Archbishop Charles Scicluna


The Church in Malta invites all Catholics in Malta to gather and celebrate Pentecost together at 7:30pm on Saturday 18th May 2024, the eve of the feast of Pentecost, at the Floriana Parish Church.

This year’s invitation is inspired by the Acts of the Apostles: “They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them” (ACTS 2:3-4).

The diocesan celebration will be presided over by Archbishop Charles Scicluna. It will include a teaching by Fr Paul Sciberras and a time of prayer led by different Christian groups and movements within the diocese. Three individuals will share their personal experiences of faith, with one speaking of his missionary experience and how he shared the Good News in a distant land.

The climax of the celebration will be adoration in front of the Blessed Sacrament and prayers to the Holy Spirit.

On the feast of Pentecost, the Church recalls the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the apostles and the birth of the Church, marking the beginning of the disciples’ mission to spread the Good News around the whole world.

7 experiences of Catholic faith

Inspired by the ecclesial renewal document One Church, One Journey, the Pastoral Formation Institute presents a series of 7 testimonies.

In these videos, individuals from diverse backgrounds — varying countries, cultures, and languages — share their Catholic faith and experiences with the Holy Spirit. Each video concludes with a prayer in the person’s native language.

Though we speak different languages and observe different rites, we are all part of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.

Watch these experiences

Meet Ana Maria Quintero López, from Colombia. In 2017 Ana Maria came to Malta to learn English and ended up finding her now husband. Now she calls Malta her new home.

Meet Alessandro and Valentina Scafidi who decided to take a leap of faith and move to Malta in hopes to find a new place to call home. Watch this couples’ testimonial on how they feel God’s presence in their everyday life.

Meet Sam Thomas Alex, from India. He was very excited when he had an opportunity to work in Malta, the land where St Paul was shipwrecked. Now working as a registered nurse at St Martin’s College and leading the Msida branch of the St Thomas Syro-Malabar community in Malta, he is still fascinated by the churches found at every corner on the island.

Meet Joseph Keleta from Eritrea and Deborah Keleta from Malta. A newlywed couple who shared their experience of strength in faith in facing life’s challenges.

Meet Pappàs Martin Zammit, from Valletta. He is married with two kids and a grandfather of three. P Martin lectures Arabic and Semitic languages at the University of Malta and he is the parish priest of the Greek-Catholic Parish of Malta.

Meet Robert Farrugia. “The human being thirsts for love in a universal manner. We all wish to feel loved. In love we find healing, peace and rest. This love is experienced in different experiences, be it romantic, friendship but most of all interior. It is there that we experience a different kind of relationship, a true treasure, the proper source of spiritual love.”

Meet Sr Mimosa (Albania), Sr Maria (Spain) & Sr Luigina (Italy) who came to Malta in hope to create a family atmosphere, where youth of different backgrounds meet & flourish in Catholic values.