Social and Personal
AGIUS-GILIBERT. On March 25, in Germany, WILFRED, aged 77, passed away peacefully. He leaves to mourn his great loss his wife Irmgard, née Heydi, his son Clive and his grandson Jonas. He will also be greatly missed by his sisters Gladys, Lina and her husband Charles Thake, Lilian and her husband Joe Zarb Cousin and Marionne, widow of Joe Aquilina. Also his nephews, nieces, cousins and many friends in Malta and Germany.
Funeral arrangements and requiem Mass in Malta to be announced later.
SCIBERRAS. On March 25, at St Luke's Hospital, ANTHONY of Birkirkara, aged 64, passed away peacefully comforted by the rites of Holy Church. He leaves to mourn his loss his children Dunstan and Elaine, Cedric and Diane, Gareth and Daniela, Bernard and Joanne, her grandson Jake, relatives and friends. - R.I.P.
The funeral leaves St Luke's Hospital tomorrow at 8 a.m. for San Gwann parish church, where Mass praesente cadavere will be said at 8.30 a.m., followed by interment at the Santa Maria Addolorata Cemetery.
VENTURA. On March 26, at Zammit Clapp Hospital, MARIA, née O'Brien, of Mosta, aged 90, passed away peacefully comforted by the rites of Holy Church. She leaves to mourn her irreparable loss Frank and his wife Miriam, Kathleen and her husband John Borg, Monica, widow of Charles Fenech, Charles and his wife Wilma, Marianne and John, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, brothers and sisters, other relatives and friends. - R.I.P.
The funeral leaves Zammit Clapp Hospital tomorrow at 7.45 a.m. for Mosta parish church where Mass praesente cadavere will be said at 8.30 a.m., followed by interment in the family grave at Mosta cemetery. No flowers by request but donations to Dar tal-Providenza, Siggiewi, will be appreciated. May God grant her eternal rest.
ZAMMIT. On March 24, at Gozo General Hospital, VINCENZA of Victoria, passed away peacefully comforted by the rites of Holy Church. She leaves to mourn her loss her husband Joseph, her children Emanuel and his wife Jane of Australia, Paul and his wife Celestina, Victor and his wife Frances, Miriam and her husband Teddy, George, and Michael and his wife Marthese, her grandchildren, sisters and brother, other relatives and friends. - R.I.P.
The funeral leaves St Francis Square, Victoria, today at 5.30 p.m. for St George's Basilica, where Mass praesente cadavere will be celebrated at 6 p.m. No flowers by request but donations to Arka Respite Centre, Ghajnsielem, Gozo, will be appreciated.
AGIUS. Everlasting and treasured memories of PETER and VIOLET, née Bray, who passed away to a better life on April 5, 1990 and March 27, 2003 respectively. Always lovingly remembered and sadly missed by their children Margaret, Mary, Evelyn, Joe, Alfred and Sylvia, their spouses, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, relatives and friends. God has them in His keeping, we have them in our hearts. Masses for the repose of their soul will be said today at 6 p.m. at St Joseph the Worker church, Xemxija, St Paul's Bay, and on Wednesday, April 4 at 6.30 p.m. at St Mary's parish church, Attard. Dear Lord, grant them eternal rest.
BORG - CARMELA, widow of Gangu of Victoria, Gozo. Unfading memories of a beloved mother and grandmother on the 20th anniversary of her demise. Fondly remembered by her daughter Lina Gauci, her sons George, Joe, Maurice and Victor and their respective families. Masses for the repose of her soul will be said in various churches in Victoria. A prayer is kindly solicited.
CAMILLERI. In memory of JOSEPH and ANNIE who died on March 27, 1993, and July 5, 1991, respectively. Fondly remembered by Vincent, Irene, Tony, Maria and their families. Lord, grant them eternal rest.
MIFSUD - CARMELO. Treasured memories of a beloved husband, father and grandfather on the 17th anniversary of his death. Deeply missed and lovingly remembered by his wife Carmela, his son Alfred and his wife Jane, his daughter Doris and her husband Louis, and grandchildren Stephanie, Audrey, Erika, Celia, Patrick and Natalie.
Never more than a thought away,
Quietly remembered every day,
In God's care you rest above
In our hearts you rest in love.
Lord, grant him eternal rest.
PARKE. Loving memories of our dear MABEL née Pace Bonello who passed away 23 years ago today. Antoine and family.
PULLICINO. Loving and unfading memories of our dearest MARION, today the 22nd anniversary of her demise.
You will always be missed,
Much more than words can say,
And nothing on this earth,
Can take the heartache away, ever.
As ever so close to our hearts. Your husband Wally, children Godwin, Yvette and Kenneth, in-laws and grandchildren.
PULLICINO - MARION. In loving memory of a much loved mother on the 22nd anniversary of her death.
Keep Your arms around her, Lord
For she is a mother so special
Who can never be forgotten.
Always in my thoughts and prayers. Yvette.
SALNITRO. In loving memory of THERESE on the 14th anniversary of her death. Fondly remembered by Franz, Guza, Mario and Odette.
SAMMUT - Notary Dr ANGELO SAMMUT. Treasured memories of a dear husband, father and grandfather on the sixth anniversary of his passing away. Sadly missed and fondly remembered by his beloved wife Melina, his children Maria, Henrietta, Michael, Stephen, Nathalie and Johanna, in-laws and grandchildren. Lord, grant him eternal rest.
SCICLUNA - JOSEPH, 27.3.1982. Treasured memories of a dear papà and nannu. Monica, Salvinu, Nanette, Daniel and baby Paul.
SHAW. In loving memory of our dear mother ANTOINETTE, née Borg Carbott on the 14th anniversary of her demise. Fondly loved and greatly missed by her sons, daughters, in-laws and grandchildren. Masses said today at Ta' l-Ibrag parish church will be offered for the repose of her soul. Lord Jesus, grant her eternal rest.
SPITERI LIBERTO. Treasured memories of our dear parents GAETANO and ITALIA. Lord, grant them eternal rest. Gloria, Anna and their families.
A course aimed at teaching the basics of ceramic sculpture and silver filigree work as well as a course on gilding will be held at the Malta Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, Palazzo De La Salle, 219 Republic Street, Valletta starting in April. Both courses will be held in the evenings and will run over 10 lessons of two hours each lesson. The fee for each course is Lm9.
Application forms, registrations and further details can be obtained from the society by calling 2124 4339 or by sending an e-mail to [email protected].
Social Work Day
The International Federation of Social Workers is marking March 27 as Global Social Work Day to raise the awareness of the importance of social workers all over the world.
It is also inviting all affiliate members to celebrate the importance and the development of social work globally through local, regional and national activities highlighting social work. This year the Global Social Work Day will highlight the Jubilee theme Social Work: Making A World Of Difference.
The United Colors of Benetton (UCB) store at The Embassy in Valletta recently reopened its doors with a refreshed look completely dedicated to womens' wear.
The collection offers linens, suits, denims and a bright palette of colours including bright coral, turquoise and yellow amongst others.
The Embassy outlet also includes a limited selection of Sisley best sellers as well as pieces in the more subtle tones of blue, beige and navy.
The Our Lady of Consecration Committee will hold a prayer meeting at Girgenti in Siggiewi on Sunday at 5.30 p.m. Transport will leave Siggiewi Square at 5.15 p.m.
5.30 p.m. Birzebbuga
6.30 p.m. Marsascala
What's On Today
• 6.30 p.m., at the Heritage Malta Head Office, Merchants Street, Valletta, a lecture entitled Unearthing Malta's Past: Fr Manwel Magri's Pioneering Work In Archaeology, by Josef Mario Briffa.
• At 104, Republic Street, Victoria, the Eden Foundation Art and Antiques Exhibition with over 1,000 art and furniture exhibits.
• At the Banca Giuratale, Independence Square, Victoria, an exhibition related to the mystery of the Passion of Christ.
• At Biagio Steps, Valletta, a display by Portuguese artist in residence Sancho Silva and workshop participants in the Isole ed Identità in Movimento project.
• At Café Café, Main Gate Street, Victoria, art exhibition by Julie Calabrese.
• At the Inquisitor's Palace in Vittoriosa, a photographic display entitled Good Friday Dresses Statuary From Malta And Spain.
Holy Week Activities
Good Friday Display
An exhibition related to Good Friday will be held at 52A, Lapsi Street, St Julians between Sunday and Good Friday. The display, entitled Crux Triumphans, will include a set of statues related to the passion of Christ, a cenacle as well as a church model. It will be open on Palm Sunday from 9 a.m. to noon and between 5 and 9 p.m., from Monday to April 4 between 5 and 8.30 p.m., on Maundy Thursday from 5 to 11.30 p.m. and on Good Friday between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m.
A play entitled Minhabba Fi Dnubietna, depicting the last few hours of Christ, will be held at the Notre Dame Theatre in Zabbar. The pageant will be presented on Saturday at 7.30 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m. Tickets cost Lm1.50 each. For more information, one may visit http://www.freewebs.com/lourdesppg or send an e-mail to [email protected] .
A Holy Week exhibition will be put on by the Ladies' Circle of the Count Roger Band Club of Rabat at the hall of the club between Sunday and April 6. There will be a Last Supper display according to the Jewish rites, a life-size statue of Christ, statuettes placed in an original and rustic style, vestments of the Easter precession, two informative boards about the Holy Lady and items used in the Jewish domestic life. The display will be open on Palm Sunday between 9.30 a.m. and noon and from 4 to 8 p.m., on April 2 to 4 between 9 a.m. and noon and from 4 to 8 p.m., on Maundy Thursday between 9 a.m. and noon and from 4 p.m. to midnight and on Good Friday between 8 a.m. and noon and from 3 to 10 p.m. Entrance is free.
Trial of Christ
The Grupp Centru 19 ta' Novembru 1944 will present Il-Kundanna tal-Qassisin, a 30-minute play showing Christ's trial with a difference. The play will be staged at the Oratory next to the Cospicua Collegiate Church on Maundy Thursday, April 5, at 8 p.m. and on Good Friday, April 6, at 8.30 p.m. The audience will have the opportunity to take part in the trial. Written and directed by Charles Scerri, the play delves into the plot by the highest authorities and into the reason why Judas betrayed Jesus Christ.
Last Supper Replica
The Societa Filarmonica La Vittoria of Mellieha will put up a replica of Our Lord's Last Supper according to the Jewish Rite at the La Vittoria Band Club near the Mellieha parish church between Thursday and Good Friday, April 6. A miniature model of the City of Jerusalem by Fr Pawlin Cremona will also form part of the exhibition. The opening hours will be from 5.30 to 8.30 p.m. on weekdays; from 9 a.m. to noon and 5 to 8.30 p.m. on Palm Sunday; from 5 to 11 p.m. on Maundy Thursday and from 9 a.m. to noon on Good Friday.
Good Friday Statues
Statues representing what took place on Good Friday are currently on display at the Mellieha parish centre hall until April 7. A set of old Good Friday statues from Naxxar as well as 160 plates and frames made from rice and semolina will also be on display until April 4, open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., on Maundy Thursday all day until 11 p.m. and on Good Friday and Easter Sunday until 1 p.m.