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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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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“You do not know what you are asking!”

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  “You do not know what you are asking” (Mk 10,38). It is with these words that Mgr. Charles Scicluna started his homily last Sunday in a Mass he celebrated with our community, family members and some thirty Minor Seminary students and their parents, during which six seminarians that will be ordained deacons on 30 October made their promise of celibacy. To bring out the profound meaning of celibacy the Archbishop borrows the words from the...

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Diġa għaddew ħmistax!!

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Diġa għaddew ħmistax!! Hekk bdejt ngħid miegħi innifsi filwaqt li naħseb minn dak kollu li għaddejt dawn l-aħħar ġimgħatejn. L-għada tad-9 ta’ Novembru, ħsibt li qed noħlom ħolma, iżda ma kinetx. Il-parruċċani, sħabi fost oħrajn, iħarsu lejja u jitbissmu x’ħin jarawni liebes ftit differenti, imma kont u għadni nħossni li bqajt l-istess persuna. Għalkemm bqajt bil-karrattru tiegħi, nemmen li l-Mulej qed jaħdem permezz tal-faqar tiegħi. Fija...

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