CELEBRATING 1950 YEARS OF MARTYRDOM OF ST. PETER AND ST. PAUL
On Wednesday 28th June, the eve of the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul members gathered in the Parish Church of St. Peter in Chains at Birżebbuġa for a special celebration commemorating the 1950th anniversary of the martyrdom of the two apostles. The members and candidates currently at the Marsascala SDC Centre led the celebration which included reflections on the Church, faith and apostolate. Afterwards all present gathered at the Birżebbuġa SDC Centre and spent some time together. The Gozitan members commemorated this anniversary with a similar celebration.
CELEBRATING THE MISSIONARY LIFE OF THE SDC
On Wednesday 14th June members in Malta and Gozo gathered together at St. Michael School to celebrate missionary life of the SDC. The Superior General announced that Tony Abela will be joining the Centre in Carabayllo, Perú and that Warren Vella will be joining the Centre in Korçë, Albania. Following a short reflection by both members, the Superior General then presented them with the Missionary Cross. The Superior General also announced that members Tonio Caruana and Joe M. Borg will be moving to South Bend, USA for a year and also mentioned the members and candidates who will be on short missionary experiences in the coming summer months. Fr. Kevin Schembri, the Ecclesiastical Assistant also shared his reflection on the occasion.
CELEBRATING THE FEAST OF ST. GEORGE PRECA (GOZO)
On Monday 8th May, H.E. Mgr. Mario Grech Bishop of Gozo, presided Solemn Mass at the church dedicated to St. James the Apostle in Victoria. Members and Aspirants from both sections attended. As Mass was concluded the Bishop placed a bouquet a flowers at the foot of the monument of Saint George Preca, found on the façade of the church, whilst the congregation sang the hymn of St. George Preca.
CELEBRATING THE FEAST OF ST. GEORGE PRECA (MALTA)
Between the 5th and 7th May Triduum Masses in preparation for the feast of St. George Preca were held at the Chapel of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal. Vigil Mass on 8th May was said by Fr. Kevin Schembri, the Ecclesiastical Assistant and the Rector of the Chapel. On Tuesday 9th May, Fr. Kevin Schembri led Solemn Mass of the Feast of St. George Preca at St. Cajetan’s Parish Church, Ħamrun. He was joined by the parish priest Fr. Walter Cauchi, other priests and religious. The numerous congregation included members from both SDC sections, members of other catholic organizations and movements, parishioners and devotees.