Events in June 2014
  Feast of the Ascension
Ascension Sunday was celebrated on Sunday the 1st world it is celebrated on the Thursday preceding the Seventh Sunday in Eastertide; however in our islands the Ascension on the Lord is celebrated on the Seventh Sunday itself and a week before Pentecost.

Confirmation, which is the second among the three sacraments of Initiation, will be celebrated in our parish on Friday the 6th 5.30 p.m. Nineteen adolescents will be confirmed in all. The parish choir will participate.

Pentecost Solemnity
The Solemnity of Pentecost this year is celebrated on Sunday the 8th the Eastertide. Green will replace white as the liturgical colour. The Ordinary Time will resume at the end of Eastertide. of June 2014. In various countries in the of June. Bishop Mario Grech will preside the Liturgy beginning at of June; it brings to its end

Feast of St Anthony of Padua
The feast of St Anthony of Padua this year is being celebrated on Friday, the 13th of June. Mass will be at 7.00 p.m. Fr Geoffrey G Attard will say Mass and preach a short homily about the saint from Portugal who died in Padua, Italy. During this week, the statue of Saint Anthony is on its plinth under the middle arch in the parish church.

First Holy Communion
The first Holy Communion celebration took place on Sunday the 22nd of June 2014 in the Parish Church during the 4.00 p.m. Mass. Archpriest Canon Reuben Micallef presided the Mass during which twelve boys and girls received their First Holy Communion for the first time. In his homily Canon Micallef mentioned recollections of his own first holy communion. The 22nd of June was also the Solemnity of Corpus Christi; after Mass, there was a procession with the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction.

Marian celebration for children
On Monday the 23rd of June at 6.00 p.m. the children who attend the Christian doctrine lessons in the MUSEUM met altogether in the MUSEUM headquarters for the procession with the small statue of Our Lady. They recited the Rosary together.

Solemnity of the Sacred Heart
Friday the 27th of June was the celebration of the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. At 7.00 p.m. Mass was celebrated and the procession with the Blessed Sacrament took place afterwards.

Written by: Fr. Geoffrey G. Attard

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