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  • Notice to motorists

    Part of Ħal Far Road – from Triq tal-Ġebel to the roundabout near Malta Freeport – will be closed to traffic tomorrow between 8am and 9.30am because of a triathlon in Birżebbuġa. Traffic from Luqa will be diverted onto Triq tal-Ġebel towards...

  • Announcements

    AQUILINA. On September 15, at Mater Dei Hospital, JOSEPHINE, née Borg, beloved wife of the late Emmanuel, of Birkirkara, aged 93, passed away peacefully comforted by the rites of Holy Church. She leaves to mourn her loss her dearest children Joe...

  • Announcements

    PACE. On September 16, at Mater Dei Hospital, ELVIRA (Vivien), née Portelli, of Sliema, aged 71, passed away peacefully comforted by the rites of Holy Church. She leaves to mourn her loss her husband Henry, her children Anthony and Josephine, Alex...

  • Announcements

    FENECH. On September 17, at Mater Dei Hospital, LINO of Mellieħa, aged 61, passed away peacefully comforted by the rites of Holy Church. He leaves to mourn his loss his beloved wife Gaetana, his children Marion and her husband Daniel and Bernard...

  • Announcements

    BORG. On September 14, at Karin Grech Rehabilitation Centre, ANTONIA of Floriana, widow of John J. Borg, passed away to meet the Risen Lord, aged 76, comforted by the rites of Holy Church. She is deeply missed by her mother Rita Cassar, her...

  • Announcements

    BORG. On September 14, at Karin Grech Rehabilitation Centre, ANTONIA of Floriana, widow of John J. Borg, passed away to meet the Risen Lord, aged 76, comforted by the rites of Holy Church. She is deeply missed by her mother Rita Cassar, her...

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  • Health centre in Ghana still needs money

    Health centre in Ghana still needs money

    The Ghana Mission Foundation has distributed around 166,000 sets of lottery tickets to raise funds in aid of the Maltese Health Centre in Ghana. The aim is to buy the equipment needed for an 80-bed hospital, which will serve the Ghanians. A group...

  • Volunteers in Peru

    A group of 27 volunteers are in Peru to help with missionary work. Their aim is to integrate with the various communities in six parishes in Arequipa, which are under the care of Missionary Society of St Paul priests. They will be visiting poor...

  • Augustinian spirituality put into charitable action

    Augustinian spirituality put into charitable action

    Augustinian priest Mario Abela has led a group of nine volunteers on a charitable mission in Kenya. Within three weeks, the group had already helped raise a large-size chapel in one of the outstations of St Monica parish Kisumu, run by the...

  • Ex-Drydocks apprentices’ reunion

    Ex-Drydocks apprentices’ reunion

    A group of apprentices who joined the Malta Drydocks in 1964 (pictured) held their 50th anniversary reunion. The evening started with Mass in commemoration of members of the ‘64 Entry’ who passed away, celebrated by archpriest Joseph Cilia at St...

  • MGDF’s three new puppies settling in

    MGDF’s three new puppies settling in

    The Malta Guide Dogs Foundation (MGDF) received three puppies bred in France, two of which are to be trained as guide dogs and the third to be raised for breeding. The puppies to be trained are both males and black, Justie and Juno, while Jodie is...

  • Marsascala Waterpolo Club honoured

    Marsascala Waterpolo Club honoured

    Marsascala mayor Mario Calleja presenting the Ġieħ Marsascala award to Marsascala Waterpolo Club president Aaron Simpson as part of the activities marking Marsascala Day. The award was presented to the club for winning the Winter League Knockout...

  • Ta’ Xutu tower being restored

    Ta’ Xutu tower being restored

    The coastal watchtower in Wied iż-Żurrieq, known as It-Torri ta’ Xutu, was given a clean-up when a group of Din l-Art Ħelwa volunteers, led by Stanley Farrugia Randon and Qrendi mayor David Schembri, accompanied Qrendi Scouts to throw out the...

  • Independence anniversary lectures

    ‘Change and Continuity’ in the arts, sciences and technology during the course of the 20th century in Malta is the theme chosen for a series of lectures organised by the Malta Historical Society to mark Malta’s 50th anniversary of...

  • Events for your diary

    • Sisters of Charity of St Jeanne Antide will be organising a fundraising pasta buffet on October 10 at the University Residence (opposite Lija Primary School). Donation €10 for adults and €5 for children aged between five and 12. Tickets can be...

  • The President’s engagements

    9am The President and Mr Preca visit Children with Cancer UK at Great Ormond Street, London. 10am The President and Mr Preca visit Great Ormond Street Hospital in London. 11.45am The President and Mr Preca visit the National Hospital Neurology and...

  • Archbishop’s engagements

    9.15am The Archbishop presides over a Curia senior staff meeting at his residence, Attard. 6.30pm The Archbishop celebrates Mass at St Paul’s Bay on the first centenary of the arrival of the titular statue. Tuesday 6pm The Archbishop participates...

  • Announcements

    MICALLEF DOUBLESIN. On September 6, at Mater Dei Hospital, to Mariella née Busuttil and Kenneth, God’s precious gift of a daughter – MAYA, a welcome sister to Jamie. Thanks be to God. Special thanks to the staff at the maternity wing. PORTELLI. On...

  • Canon George Sciriha

    Canon George Sciriha

    Fabian Mangion writes: Canon George Sciriha, son of Joseph and Adelina Giacomotto, was born in 1913. He was baptised at Senglea collegiate church by Canon Joseph Adami, the archpriest of Senglea. George, who served as an altar boy since his early...

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