Who is the deacon?

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Many are still confused when we say that we are going to be ‘ordained.’ Very often they understand that we are speaking of the priestly ordination, and are quite baffled to hear that there are 2 other (thus, 3 in total) degrees (types, groups) of ordination: the diaconate and the episcopate. The Catechism of the Catholic Church speaks of two degrees of ministerial participation in the priesthood of Christ: the episcopacy and the presbyterate....

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L-Ewwel 100!

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Xi ħadd minn sħabi fakkarni li diġà għaddew 100 ġurnata minn meta ġejt ordnat djaknu. Għalkemm min jafni, jaf li dilettant tad-dati u l-anniversarji, imma jkolli nammetti li dan l-anniversarju qabiżli! 100 ġurnata – jew ftit aktar minn tliet xhur – mhuwiex żmien twil. Imma naħseb huwa żmien tajjeb biex nieqaf ftit, inħares lura lejn dawn il-ġranet li nħoss li għaddew malajr ħafna, u naqsam magħkom kif għexthom bħala Djaknu novell. Bħala djaknu,...

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Three seminarians make promise of celibacy

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Sinclair Bugeja from Iklin, Ryan Lee Pace from Gżira, and Mark Spiteri from Ħaż-Żebbuġ, yesterday evening made their promise of celibacy during a Mass celebrated by Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna in the chapel of the Benedictine Monastery in Mdina. The promise of celibacy was made in preparation for their upcoming diaconate ordination which is to take place later this month on the 28th of October in St John’s Co-Cathedral. During the...

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Seven to be Ordained Deacons

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On Friday 30th October 2015, six seminarians and a Conventual Franciscan friar are going to be ordained deacons by Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna, during a celebration of Mass starting at 6:30pm, at St Sebastian’s Parish Church, Ħal Qormi. The following will be ordained deacons: Allister Marija Aquilina OFM Conv.; Sergio Fenech and Mark Mallia Pawley from St Sebastian’s Parish Church, Ħal Qormi; Claude Mifsud, from the Parish of the Assumption...

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Erba’ saċerdoti ġodda

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Nhar il-Ġimgħa 3 ta’ Lulju 2015, Festa ta’ San Tumas Appostlu, l-Arċisqof Charles J. Scicluna ser jordna erba’ saċerdoti ġodda (tlieta djoċesani u wieħed reliġjuż) waqt Quddiesa fil-Kon-katidral ta’ San Ġwann, il-Belt Valletta. Iċ-ċelebrazzjoni tibda fis-6:30 p.m. L-erba’ djakni li ser jiġu ordnati saċerdoti huma: Rev. Carlo Calleja mill-Parroċċa ta’ Stella Maris, Tas-Sliema, Rev. Christopher Ellul mill-Parroċċa ta’ Kristu Re, Raħal Ġdid, Rev....

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