The religious celebrations led by Archbishop Charles Jude Scicluna during the Christmas season will start on Christmas Eve. These services are open to the public in accordance with the measures and restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic. Vulnerable persons are invited to follow these celebrations on the national television channels as listed below, and on Church.mt and Newsbook.com.mt.
Thursday 24th December, Christmas Eve, at 5:15 p.m. the Archbishop presides over the first vespers of Christmas at St John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta, and then celebrates the Vigil Mass at 5:45 p.m.
Later in the evening at 11:15 p.m. at St Paul’s Cathedral in Mdina, the Archbisop leads the Office of Readings during which Christmas carols are sung. At midnight he will walk in procession with a statue of a baby Jesus to celebrate the solemn midnight mass of the nativity of our Lord. The celebration will also be broadcast on TVM. Due to space restrictions, anyone wishing to attend is invited to call on 21456620 or 21454136 or send an email at [email protected].
Friday 25th December, Christmas Day, at 9:30 a.m., the Archbishop celebrates the Christmas Day pontifical mass at St Paul’s Cathedral in Mdina. The celebration will also be broadcast on TVM2.
Thursday 31st December, at 5.30 p.m., the Archbishop celebrates the annual thanksgiving mass at the end of which the Te Deum is sung, at St John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta. The celebration will also be broadcast on TVM2.
Friday 1st January 2021, at 9:30 a.m., the Archbishop presides over mass on the Solemnity of the Holy Mother of God and on World Day of Peace, at Dar tal-Providenza in Siġġiewi. The celebration will also be broadcast on TVM2.
Sunday 3rd January, at 9:30 a.m., the Archbishop concludes the Christmas festivities as he celebrates the Epiphany of the Lord at St John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta. During mass the Archbishop will confer the Ministry of Acolytes on two seminarians and the Ministry of Lector on three others. The celebration will also be broadcast on TVM2.