Update 2020-2021
  All Souls’ Day
On Monday the 2nd of November, Mass for All Souls was celebrated in the parish cemetery at 5pm. Archpriest Can. John Sultana presided.

Feast of St Fortunatus
The parish celebrated the feast of St Fortunatus on Sunday the 15th of November. Fr Marcello Ghirlando ofm celebrated Mass and a healing service a 6pm on Saturday, followed by Eucharistic Benediction. On Sunday, vespers was recited at 4.30pm, followed by a concelebrated Mass by Mgr Joseph Attard, with the participation of youths who will be receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation. After Mass, there was Holy Eucharist Benediction, followed by the kissing of the reliquary of St Fortunatus. The orchestra was under the direction of Mro Franco Cefai. The Santa Marija and Reġina Angelorum choirs took part.

Christmas Novena
On Tuesday the 15th of December, the Christmas Novena began. The Archpriest Canon. John Sultana celebrated Mass at 6.00 p.m. The Novena was transmitted on XEJK TV.

The Christmas Solemnity
On Friday the 25th of December, during the Midnight Mass, altar servers Ludwic Saliba and Kurt Cini delivered The Prietka tat-Tifel. Archpriest Canon John Sultana presided the Liturgy.

Feast of the Quaranta Ore
The traditional feast of the Quarante Ore or ‘Forty Hours’ in honour of the Blessed Sacrament. On Wednesday the 30th of December 2020, after the morning Mass, the Blessed Sacrament was solemnly exposed on the main altar for the adoration of the faithful. The celebrations ended on Friday the 1st of January 2021 with the evening Mass. Rev. Norbert Bonavia MSSP preached on the three days of the Kwaranturi. The procession with the Blessed Sacrament took place in the church.

Feast of St Paul’s Shipwreck
On Monday the 8th of February at 6.00 p.m. Archpriest Canon John Sultana celebrated Mass at the Church of St Paul in Marsalforn. The Mass was announnced on the Għazziela Radio Station. On Wednesday the 10th of February, the Mass times were as on a Sunday. The evening Mass was at 6.00 p.m.

Written by: Fr. Geoffrey G. Attard
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