Infant Jesus of Prague Mass
The Maltese Association together with the Consulate for the Czech Republic celebrated the Feast of the Infant Jesus of Prague. The liturgical celebrations were specially dedicated to the rights of the Unborn Child. This celebration is a public statement of the Maltese Association’s commitment to defending the helpless and the defenseless, with a particular focus on the defense of the rights of the unborn child. It is also intended to be a faithful reflection of the Christian values treasured by the Maltese people. A number of organisations that are active in this field were invited and participated in this special event.
The celebrations commenced at 6.30 p.m. with a procession where members of our Association carried the Statue. The Collegium Musicum choir under the capable direction of Prof. Maestro Dion Buhagiar accompanied the pilgrimage, singing hymns of praise throughout.
After walking down part of Merchant Street and back up Republic Street, the pilgrimage returned to Our Lady of Victory Church in Pjazza Jean de Valette. H.G. Archbishop Emeritus Mgr Paul Cremona, who was the main celebrant, was assisted by the Maltese Association Principal Chaplain Mgr Lawrence Gatt and other members of the Reverend Clergy. The Collegium Musicum choir’s singing provided an impressive scene to the service in the beautiful little church of Our Lady of Victory which has seen15 years of renovation to have it restored to its original beauty.
At the end of High Mass, the President of the Maltese Association, Marchesino Daniel de Petri Testaferrata, read the Prayer of the Order and in a short address, also thanked H.G. Mgr Cremona for honouring us with his presence. After Mass, the celebration of benediction again was accompanied by singing from the choir. Following the church function, light refreshments were served at Casa Lanfreducci.