UPX 617/17 February 12th 2017

1. Congratulations to H.L. Bishop Joe Bugeja OFM on his appontment as the Apostolic Vicar of Tripoli, Libya. Today, Sunday, Bishop Bugeja will celebrate a mass of thanksgiving at the Basilica at 8.30am at the start of his new mission.

2. The feast in honour of St Paul is being celebrated today at St Paul’s church in Marsalforn. Psalms are at 4.00pm, followed by a procession and a pontifical high mass by Bishop Mario Grech.

3. A talk in the series about parenting skills will be delivered at the Males’ M.U.S.E.U.M. centre next Saturday at 7.30pm, for all parents of children attending catechism. While many children attend catechism regularly, we would like to draw the attention of some parents who are neglecting their duties in this regard because they do not send their children regularly and punctually. Those who have problems are to contact the Archpriest or one of the catechists.

4. Next Saturday at the Basilica at 6.30pm we shall have a mass followed by adoration with prayers for consecrated persons.

5. As part of the Seminary’s initiative regarding the missions of Guatemala, a fund-raising walk will be held today starting at 2.00pm. Further details are on the Bulletin.

UPX 617/17 February 10th 2017

1. Let us celebrate this day, the 10th of February, by going to mass, today, the SoIemnity of the Shipwreck of the Apostle St Paul. Please follow the mass schedule as it appeared on last week’s bulletin. The last mass at the Basilica will be at 6.00pm. Afterwards at the basilica there is going to be a grand orchestral concert. Entrance is free and everybody is invited.

2. Tomorrow, Saturday, the Church commemorates the first apparition of Our Lady at Lourdes. We celebrate the 25th day of the sick, and special prayers are said for them. Fr Raymond Portelli, a missionary in Perù will celebrate the 6.30pm mass. Let us join him in prayer and help him with our donations.

3. The Archpriest would like to thank all parishioners for the generosity shown in the Candlemas collection as a gift to the Bambina. Up to now, we have reached the sum of €32,200. See that you too have given your share that we might reach the amount we need. May the Bambina bless our generous hearts.