Author: Fr Reuben Gauci

Nibdew nippreparaw għar-Randan 2022

Nhar l-10 u l-11 ta’ Jannar 2022 iltqajna onlajn mas-27 religious counsellor u pastoral worker biex naqsmu ideat ta’ temi u modi differenti kif nistgħu ngħixu r-Randan 2022 ġewwa l-iskola.

Wara mument ta’ talb flimkien, qsamna xi esperjenzi sbieħ f’dawn ix-xhur li għaddew. Kien mument sabiħ u ta’ inkoraġġiment. Iddiskutejna r-Randan 2022 u hawn issib xi ideat li qsamna. Iktar ‘l isfel issib preżentazzjoni ta’ kif tista’ tuża l-websajt www.sds.mt u l-mument ta’ talb biex jekk tixtieq tużah inti wkoll… Read more »

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Between 18th and 25th January of every year, Christian Churches and denominations join together in prayer in the process of reuniting as one Church. These dates were proposed in 1908 by Paul Wattson to cover the days between the feasts of St Peter and St Paul. In our schools, there are many students and educators who belong to different Christian Churches and denominations and therefore this week is an important opportunity to know more about each other and to grow in unity… Read more »

On fire!

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit

Bless the Lord my soul

1. Let us open our hearts to receive God’s Word
 A feeling of expectancy had grown among the people, who were beginning to think that John might be the Christ, so John declared before them all: “I baptise you with water, but someone is coming, someone who is more powerful than I am, and I am not fit to undo the strap of his sandals; he will baptise you with the Holy Spirit and fire.” Now when all the people had been baptised and while Jesus after his own baptism was at prayer, heaven opened and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily shape, like a dove… Read more »

Lent and Easter in style

Lent is a 40 day season of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends at sundown on Holy Thursday. It’s a period of preparation to celebrate the Lord’s Resurrection at Easter. During Lent, we seek the Lord in prayer by reading Sacred Scripture; we serve by giving alms, and we practice self-control through fasting. We are called not only to abstain from luxuries during Lent but to a true inner conversion of heart as we seek to follow Christ’s will more faithfully… Read more »

Growth in wisdom.

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit

Blessed are they who dwell in your house, O Lord.

1. Let us open our hearts to God’s Word
 Now every year his parents went to Jerusalem for the festival of the Passover. And when he was twelve years old, they went up as usual for the festival… Read more »

Dalwaqt il-25 ta’ Diċembru Imma…

Isma’ l-poeżija, moqrija mis-Sa Silvana Cardona

B’ommi fil-ġenna u missieri qisu msiefer

Dan il-Milied qed inħossu kiefer

Għala mà, ħallejtni?

Għala pà, insejtni?

Man-nanna tħallini jum wara jum

Magħha niekol, norqod u nqum

Hekk qed nitrabba

Minn għandha qed nara mħabba.

Imma inti Pà

Taf kemm nixtieq narak? … Read more »

Online Christmas Holy Mass at SMC Secondary School Verdala

On Tuesday, 21st December 2021 St. Margaret College Secondary School Verdala, Cospicua, celebrated an online Christmas Holy Mass for the whole school following the Covid19 health restrictions. The Holy Mass was celebrated by the school religious counsellor, Fr Carmelo Spiteri ocd with the help and assistance of the School Religion Team. During his homily, Fr Carmelo insisted on the best gift that Christmas can give the peace and joy of Baby Jesus who unites us together in one family… Read more »

Advent & Christmas in Style

During the Advent season, we prepare ourselves to celebrate the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. We celebrate Jesus’ first coming when he was born in a poor manger in Bethlehem and we reflect in anticipation of the second coming at the end of time. On this page, we would like to share with you various resources related to this liturgical time.

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Cafod 2021

SfCE calendar 2019

Prayer Spaces related to Advent and Christmas Christmas Novena Advent videos

Welcome to the Advent playlist… Read more »

There’s a limit!

pixabay: embrace the limits of life

Read more »Fl-Isem tal-Missier u tal-Iben u tal-Ispirtu s-Santu
 
Kbir hu f’nofsok il-qaddis ta’ Israel. (Iżaija 12)
 
1. Niftħu qalbna għall-Kelma t’Alla 
F’dak iż-żmien, in-nies kienu jistaqsu lil Ġwanni u jgħidulu: “Mela x’għandna nagħmlu?”. U huwa kien iweġibhom: “Min għandu żewġ ilbiesi, jaqsam ma’ min ma għandu xejn, u min għandu x’jiekol jagħmel l-istess”. Resqu wkoll xi pubblikani biex jitgħammdu u qalulu: “Mgħallem, x’għandna nagħmlu aħna?”…

Generation Z – A Gaming generation

The online seminar GENERATION Z which took place on the 1st December 2021, was very interesting and useful for all religious counsellors, chaplains, pastoral and youth workers, social workers and all staff within the Students Services. The seminar organised by the Secretariat for Catholic Education was based on the experience and research of Reverend Matthew Pulis with reference to the research published in the book Generation Z: Understanding and Reaching the New Post Christian World by James Emery White… Read more »