Progamme of festivities in honour of the
Blessed Virgin Mary Assumed into Heaven 2016

  Friday, 5th A Day of Eucharistic Adoration for the spiritual success of the feast. Mass at 7.00 pm.

Saturday, 6th The 25th Anniversary of the Priesthood of Rev. Canon. Emmanuel Saliba, Archpriest Emeritus. Mass at 7.00 pm. First Day of the Kwindicina.

Saturday, the 13th The ‘Santa Marija’ Band accompanies the newly ordained priest Rev. Joseph Attard at 6.00 pm from his private residence to the Parish Church. AT 7.00 p.m. Mass presided by the new priest. The Missa Sanctae Mariae Assumptae Est will be sung under the baton of Maestro Franco Cefai. Refreshments will follow.

Wednesday, the 17th First Day of the Triduum. Mass at 7.00 pm presided by Mgr Michael Mintoff. Canon Noel Saliba delivers the Homily.

Thursday, the 18th Second Day of the Triduum. Mass at 7.00 pm presided by Mgr Salv Tabone. Canon Noel Saliba delivers the Homily.

Friday, the 19th Third Day of the Triduum. Mass at 7.00 pm. presided by Mgr Mgr Joseph Grech. Canon Noel Saliba delivers the Homily. At 9.30 pm Demonstration with the statue of Santa Marija, work of Agosinto Camilleri (1962). It will be accompanied by the ‘Santa Marija’ Band of Zebbug and the ‘Victory’ Band of Xaghra.

Saturday, the 20th The Eve of the Solemnity. At 7.30 am Solemn Mass with the singing of the Te Deum at the end. At 6.30 pm Translation of the Relic of the Blessed Virgin Mary from the Chapel of the Kazin to the Parish Church succeeded by Solemn Mass presided by Rev. Mgr. Tarcisio Camilleri, Vicar General of the Diocese. At 9.30 pm the ‘St Margaret’ Band of Ta’ Sannat will present a musical programme. The ‘Saint Gregory’ Band of Kercem will organize a march in the main streets of the village. At midnight, fireworks will take place.

Sunday, the 21st Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Crowned Queen of Heaven and Earth. Masses will begin at 5.30 am, 7 am, 8 am and 11 am. At 9.00 am the Pontifical High Mass will begin presided by Bishop Mario Grech. Mgr. John Bosco Gauchi, Archdeacon of the Cathedral Church will deliver the Homily. At 6.30 p.m. Rev. Joseph Attard will say Mass. The parish orchestra will take place. At 7.30 pm the Procession will begin to march. At the end of the procession, the Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament will take place.

Monday the 22nd End of the Festivities. At 7.00 pm Mass of Thanksgiving will take place. The statue will be put back into its niche.

Written by: Fr. Geoffrey G. Attard

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