2018 News

  • 04/12/2018

    Children’s Christmas Party

    The Maltese Association hosted the traditional Children’s Christmas Party for the 10th year running at the Grand Hotel Excelsior on Tuesday 4th December 2018. Around 200 deserving children hailing from various parts of the Island, some suffering from visual impairment, were treated to an afternoon of festive fun, with lively and engaging entertainment once again […]

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  • 26/11/2018

    Advent Day Retreat

    The Advent Day Retreat was held at the St Joseph’s Retreat House Tal-Virtu’ Rabat. The Introductory Prayers – Lauds, were led by the Principal chaplain, Mgr Lawrence Gatt and the talks were given by Rev. Fr. Konrad Grech SJ. The main theme of the advent retreat was the Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis – “GAUDETE ET […]

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  • 19/11/2018

    World Day of the Poor

    “This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him” The Order of Malta is responding to the invitation of Pope Francis to actively participate in this second World Day of the Poor. The cry of the poor man is he who may be poor in spirit or in body. The Order has answered this cry […]

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  • 27/10/2018

    Lourdes Pilgrimage Reunion for Patients and Personnel

    The annual Lourdes Pilgrimage Reunion was held at the Madonna tal-Mirakli Hall in Lija on Saturday 27 October at 6.00 p.m.     A very good number of pilgrims, members, volunteers and patients and their families participated in this event, with some even crossing over from Gozo. Our Lords the Sick were assisted throughout by […]

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  • 21/10/2018

    Feast of St Ursula

    Holy Mass was celebrated on the Feast Day of St Ursula by HG Archbishop Emeritus Paul Cremona OP assisted by the Nuns’ chaplain, Fr Anthony Chircop and other members of the clergy, at St Ursula Monastery in Valletta.       This yearly event in the Maltese Association’s calendar of religious activities was very well […]

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  • 16/10/2018

    Visits to Sir Paul Boffa Hospital

    The Maltese Association has launched a new Project involving fortnightly visits to elderly residents at Sir Paul Boffa Hospital in Floriana. Some residents receive very few visitors, and some receive none at all, so we intend to provide some company to this group in particular. This Project also witnesses the re-establishment of the historic ties […]

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  • 13/10/2018

    Feast of Blessed Gerard

      Holy Mass was celebrated to commemorate the feast of Blessed Gerard – the founder of our Order – by Fr Savio Vella SDB, Conventual Chaplain, at the monastery of the cloistered sisters of St Ursula in Valletta, where the skull of Bl. Gerard is preserved.         Members, volunteers and guests together […]

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  • 05/10/2018

    First Friday Masses

    The First Friday Masses at held at Our Lady of victory Church in Valletta at 18:30, have resumed after the break for the summer holidays.   Refreshments, kindly prepared by various members and their spouses, are served at Casa Lanfreducci after Mass.

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  • 18/09/2018

    Verdala Palace Tea Party – 18 September 2018

    The Maltese Association very recently held the traditional annual tea party for the Elderly in the airy and spacious grounds of Verdala Palace on 18th September 2018. This unique venue was, as always, made available with the kind permission of H.E. the President of Malta Dr. Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, who also attended the event […]

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  • 09/09/2018

    Stage with the Hospitalité Notre-Dame de Lourdes

    For the eleventh year in a row a number of Members and Volunteers of the Maltese Association of the Order of Malta were in Lourdes from the 9th September to the 14th September to do a Stage.   This year the group totalled nineteen participants out of which two, Angele Mifsud Bonnici and Joseph Mangion, […]

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  • 08/09/2018

    8 September Pontifical High Mass of Thanksgiving

      Pontifical High Mass of Thanksgiving to commemorate the Victory of the Great Siege of 1565 was celebrated at St John’s Co-Cathedral Valletta.   The members met at 8.30 a.m. in the vestry for robing and at 9.15 a.m. processed to the High Altar, followed by the reverend clergy, where the Archbishop, H. G. Mgr […]

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  • 07/09/2018

    Mass in memory of the fallen of the Great Siege in 1565

      Solemn High Mass De Requiem in memory of the fallen of the Great Siege in 1565, was celebrated at  St John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta at 8.30 a.m. by Mgr Lawrence Gatt, Principal Chaplain Grand Cross ad honorem, assisted by other member of the Reverend Clergy.     At the end of Mass, prayers of […]

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  • 05/09/2018

    Lija Summer BBQ

    Around 170 persons were treated to a wonderful evening barbeque in the spacious forecourt of the Lija Parish Hall on Wednesday 5th September 2018, where a plentiful spread of delicious food awaited them, lovingly prepared and served by Members and Volunteers on this pleasant if slightly humid summer evening. An accompanying glass of wine to […]

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  • 23/08/2018

    YOURS Summer BBQ

    Members and Volunteers participating in the Maltese Association’s Prison Ministry treated all young male inmates detained at the Young Offenders Unit Rehabilitation Services (YOURS) at Mtahleb to a lavish summer barbeque on Thursday 23 August 2018. This now well-established event in the Prison Ministry’s annual calendar, alongside the thanksgiving supper held over the Christmas period […]

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  • 11/08/2018

    International Holiday Camp 2018

    Over 500 young people with disabilities and volunteers come together today in the UK for a once in a lifetime week of fun, friendship and adventure. Guests have the opportunity to kayak, horse-ride, fly in light aircraft, SCUBA dive, and try indoor skydiving. The volunteers aim to provide their guests with a holiday they will […]

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  • 04/07/2018

    N.E.G. Prayer Meetings

    The last of the N.E.G. prayer meetings before the summer recess was held at Osanna Pia, in Sliema, on the 4 July 2018. The N.E.G. monthly prayer meetings for members and volunteers are organised by Fr Savio Vella SDB with the help of Mr. Noel Borg Hedly. The event came to a fitting end with […]

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  • 24/06/2018

    Investiture Ceremony

    An Investiture and Decoration Ceremony took place in the Oratory of St John’s Co-Cathedral, presided over by the President of the Maltese Association, Marchesino Daniel de Petri Testaferrata, immediately after the Pontifical Mass. The ceremony was conducted by Comm. Michael Grech, Chancellor of the Maltese Association, who was assisted by Christopher Cassar Torregiani, the Association’s […]

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  • 24/06/2018

    Celebration of the Feast of St John The Baptist

    The Church celebrated the Feast of St John the Baptist with a Pontifical High Mass lead by H.G. The Archbishop Mgr Charles Scicluna and members of the Cathedral Chapter on the Solemnity proper at St John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta.   Members of the Order lead by Association President Marchesino Daniel de Petri Testaferrata attended the […]

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  • 13/06/2018

    Annual Orchestral Charity Concert

    The Annual Orchestral Charity Concert celebrating the Feast Day of St John the Baptist, Patron Saint of the Order of Malta was held on the 13 June 2018. The Maltese Association’s Charity Concert Committee headed by the indomitable Dr Pascal Demajo and the St John’s Co-Cathedral Foundation, presented the Eight Annual Orchestral Concert with the […]

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