Il-Ġurnata Missjunarja

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Collection in Aid of Hospice Malta (19/20 September 2019)

Hospice Malta

· September 26 

 

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Thank you Gozo!! 

This weekend Hospice Malta held its Annual Church collection in Gozo, in Conjunction with the Gozo Diocese, and we were able collect a very generous sum of €14,315.54! Money, which will help us to continue to sustain all those families who reach out to Hospice Malta for assistance.

A big thank you to everyone who chose to donate; thank you to each and every Parish and Church in Gozo who went out of their way to support us; and of course thank you to all the lovely volunteers who helped us make it all possible!

Grazzi mill-qalb!

L-Isqof Mario Grech maħtur Prosegretarju Ġenerali tas-Sinodu tal-Isqifjiet

Illum f’nofsinhar, il-Vatikan ħabbar il-ħatra mill-Q.T. il-Papa Franġisku ta’ Mons. Mario Grech, Isqof ta’ Għawdex, bħala Prosegretarju Ġenerali tas-Sinodu tal-Isqfijiet.

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Aqra l-Istqarrija minn hawn: 1-st-13-2019-mten.pdf

Aqra l-Istqarrija tal-Isqfijiet Maltin:  107-press-call.PDF

Ara Messaġġ tal-Vigarju Ġenerali tad-Djoċesi ta’ Għawdex:  messagg-lill-isqof-minn-mons-tarcisio-camilleri.pdf

Stqarrija tal-Kulleġġ tal-Kappillani ta’ Għawdex:  stqarrija-kullegg-tal-kapillani-hatra-ta-mons-grech-bhala-prosegretarju-tas-sinodu.pdf

Is-Sinodu tal-Isqfijiet:  2-is-sinodu-tal-isqfijiet-profil-mten.pdf

Bijografija tal-Isqof Mario Grech:  3-bijografija-tal-isqof-mario-grech-mt.pdf

Ħjiel tal-Ministeru tal-Isqof Mario Grech:  4-ministeru-episkopali-tal-isqof-mario-grech-mt.pdf

WORKS TENDER FOR THE PROVISION, INSTALLATION & COMMISSIONING OF INFRASTRUCTURAL, ELECTRICAL, PLUMBING AND STAGE WORKS FOR THE ENHANCEMENT OF THE DON BOSCO ORATORY THEATRE STAGE AREA

http://gozodiocese.org/tenders/

“Nixtieq Knisja ta’ ħajja interjuri u għalhekk temmen fil-qawwa tat-talb” - L-Isqof Grech

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Katidral tal-Assunta, il-Belt Victoria
Il-Ħamis 15 ta’ Awwissu 2019
L-E.T. Mons. Mario Grech, Isqof ta’ Għawdex

LEJN KNISJA MISTIKA

Għalina l-Insara, l-Għid tal-Assunta huwa festa singulari. Mhux ta’ b’xejn li l-kotra jagħmlu shut down, iwaqqfu r-rutina tal-ħajja mgħaġġla ta’ kuljum biex jistrieħu u jieħdu r-ruħ. Jien nixtieq li Santa Marija, barra li tkun mument ta’ relax, tkun ukoll okkażjoni biex nieqfu nirriflettu dwar kif nistgħu ntejbu l-livell tal-ħajja tagħna. Santa Marija tielgħa s-Sema qed tgħidilna biex nerfgħu qlubna ’l fuq, għax aktar ma nitilgħu ’l fuq, aktar naraw ’il bogħod! Il-bniedem għaqli jkun jixtieq jara x’hemm fix-xefaq! ħasra li llum sirna nxommu biss sa imneħirna. Continue reading >>

Pastoral Letter by Bishop Mario Grech

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A Pastoral Letter
by His Excellency Mgr Mario Grech
Bishop of Gozo

on the occasion of the Feast of the Assumption
and the Conclusion of the Marian Year

MARY THE ROAD TO JOY

I was still at the Seminary when the Servant of God Dun Mikiel Attard recounted to us how once, returning to Malta by boat after a stay in Italy with the poor, he accosted a young man, a foreigner, and asked him what is joy. The young man opened a bottle of beer, sipped it and showing him the bottle, replied, “This is joy!”. It so happened that a storm began to blow and the boat began to rise up and down with the waves to such an extent that many felt seasick. This young man was one of them and he was so sick that he ended up feeding the fish! When the boat docked in our Grand Harbour Dun Mikiel gently asked him what had become of his joy. The young man apologised and told him he had been joking when he replied to him before the way he did.

Going by research conducted in these last few years, our country is one of the foremost places where one can live happily: possibly we are the happiest people worlwide!  This is an impressive result, but how true is it? And what standard does one use to measure joy? I feel that today there are many who are asking the same question posed by Dun Mikiel, the more so when it seems that true joy is becoming more of a rarity. We find ourselves surrounded by so many sad situations which weigh down heavily on the mind and heart. It is enough to think of the storm clouds gathering over certain married couples who are seeing their dream of a happily married life vanish into thin air; or to see the proliferation of new social problems leading to a diminishment of mental health among us and in so many other countries. Continue reading >>

Il-Pastorali ta’ Santa Marija

Ittra Pastorali “Marija t-Triq tal-Ferħ” fl-għeluq tas-Sena Marjana

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Ittra Pastorali

tal-E.T. Mons. Mario Grech
Isqof ta’ Għawdex

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tal-Festa ta’ Santa Marija u l-Għeluq tas-Sena Marjana

MARIJA T-TRIQ TAL-FERĦ

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Kont għadni s-Seminarju meta l-Qaddej ta’ Alla Dun Mikiel Attard irrakkontalna li darba, waqt li kien ġej lura bil-vapur lejn Malta wara esperjenza mal-foqra fl-Italja, resaq fuq żagħżugħ barrani u staqsieh x’inhu l-ferħ. Iż-żagħżugħ fetaħ flixkun birra, legleg ftit minnu u, waqt li wrieh il-flixkun, qallu: “Dan huwa l-ferħ!”. Ġara li matul il-vjaġġ qam il-maltemp, il-vapur beda jogħla, tant li kien hemm diversi li ddardru. Fosthom kien hemm dan iż-żagħżugħ, li tant għamillu deni li għalef il-ħut! Xħin il-vapur daħal il-Port il-Kbir tagħna, Dun Mikiel b’ħafna mħabba staqsieh x’kien ġara mill-ferħ tiegħu. Iż-żagħżugħ skuża ruħu u qallu li kien qed jiċċajta meta kien tah l-ewwel tweġiba.

Skont stħarriġ li sar f’dawn l-aħħar snin, pajjiżna hu fost l-aktar pajjiżi fid-dinja fejn wieħed jgħix ferħan, jekk mhux ukoll l-aktar poplu ferħan fid-dinja!  Ħaġa sabiħa, imma kemm tassew hu minnu dan? U x’kejl jintuża biex inqisu l-ferħ? Personalment inħoss li llum ħafna huma dawk li qed jagħmlu l-istess mistoqsija li għamel Dun Mikiel dwar x’inhu l-ferħ, iktar u iktar meta bħal donnu l-ferħ veru qed jiskarsa. Madwarna hawn diversi sitwazzjonijiet ta’ diqa li jtaqqlu l-moħħ u l-qalb. Biżżejjed insemmu s-sħab iswed li hawn fuq ċerti koppji miżżewġa li, f’temp ta’ ftit żmien, qed jaraw il-ħolma ta’ ħajja ferrieħa fiż-żwieġ issirilhom suf; jew it-tkattir ta’ problemi soċjali ġodda li qed iżidu sitwazzjonijiet ta’ nuqqas ta’ saħħa mentali fostna u f’tant pajjiżi oħra. Continue reading >>