Meeting with His Lordship Mgr. Anton Teuma, the Bishop of Gozo

4 November 2023

News from the Delegation of Gozo

The Gozo Delegation of EOHSJ Malta, led by the Delegate Commi. Euchar Mizzi, in the presence of the Lieutenant, Roberto Buontempo, was granted a meeting with His Lordship Mgr. Anton Teuma, the Bishop of Gozo at the Raghaj it-Tajjeb Pastoral Centre in Victoria.

This was the first meeting held between the two sides since the official inauguration of the Delegation.

During the meeting Bishop Teuma expressed his profound regret about what is happening in the Holy Land, where thousands of innocent people have lost their lives and more have been injured. He appealed for prayers and also for all possible types of material help including monetary help, which at the moment is of utmost need.

The Lieutenant briefed Mgr. Teuma about the financial assistance from our Lieutenancy, for this particular cause. This assistance will help these innocent people in their daily needs and try to make their lives as comfortable as possible.

150th anniversary since the establishment of Societa’ Filarmonica Nazionale La Vallette.

22nd October 2023

Members of our Order led by our Lieutenant, Roberto Buontempo, participated in a Solemn Mass to commemorate the 150th anniversary since the establishment of Societa’ Filarmonica Nazionale La Vallette.

The celebration was held at the Collegiate Church of St Paul’s Shipwreck, Valletta and was officiated by Mgr. Paul Carmel Vella, KCHS, Rector of St John’s Co-Cathedral, Valletta.

The Lieutenancy of Malta congratulates the President and members of the Society on this important milestone in their history.

Photo credits Carl Farrugia

Feast of Our Lady of Palestine

25th October 2023

On the Feast of Our Lady of Palestine, our Lieutenancy organised a Mass at Ta’ Ġieżu Church in Valletta followed by the prayer of the Rosary.

This was our small part to ease the suffering of all those innocent souls that are experiencing imaginable hardship since the start of the conflict in the Holy Land.

May peace prevail!

Liturgical Feast of Saint John Paul II

22 October 2023.

The Equestrian Order Of The Holy Sepulchre Of Jesusalem – ‘Delegazione Gozo’, was invited by the Pope Saint John Paul II Cultural Foundation, known as the JP2 FOUNDATION, to participate in the Liturgical Feast of Saint John Paul II, held at the Fontana Parish Church, dedicated to of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

The main Concelebrant was H.E. Monsignor Savio Hon Tal-Fai, the Apostolic Nuncio for Malta.

Our presence was very much appreciated by JP2 FOUNDATION, the Apostolic Nuncio as well as the Fontana Parish Priest Rev. Fr. Can. Simon Cachia.

It is worth mentioning that this was the first time that the Lieutenancy of Malta, officially took part in two separate Church events at the same time, in Malta at St. Paul’s Collegiate Church, Valletta, and in Gozo at the Fontana Parish Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

We thank the JP2 FOUNDATION for the invitation.

Pilgrimage for Peace

6th October 2023

Our Order had the honour of receiving an invitation to participate in the Pilgrimage for Peace at Our Lady of Victories Basilica in Senglea. The celebration began with a solemn Mass, followed by a pilgrimage with the statue of Our Lady of the Rosary to the Annunciation Church in Vittoriosa. This pilgrimage culminated with a Sacramental Blessing.

Our heartfelt gratitude is extended to Rev Knight Robin Camilleri Archpriest of Senglea Basilica, and Dominican Prior Aaron Zahra, OP, for their invitation.

Feast of Our Lady of Good Health

1st October 2023

The Gozo Delegation took part in the Feast of Our Lady of Good Health in the town of Qala, Gozo. Celebrations commenced with a procession along the Miraculous painting depicting the Image of the Immaculate Conception, proceeding towards the Archpriestal Church of St. Joseph in Qala. This year marks its 150th anniversary since being established as a parish. Mass was celebrated by Monsignor Edward Xuereb, the Archpriest of Qala.

This was the first event in which the Gozo Delegation participated after its inauguration at Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary by His Eminence Cardinal Mario Grech on the 17th August 2023.

Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

24 September 2024

We have been invited to participate in the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross at the Church of St. Mary of Jesus in Valletta. Our Lieutenancy, led by Lieutenant Roberto Buontempo, joined this meaningful event thanks to the invitation from the Arcikonfraternita’ tas-SSmu Kurcifiss.

The Mass was officiated by Guardian Fra Ramon Farrugia OFM.

Solemn Investiture – Croati

15-17 September 2023

Solemn Investiture – Croatia

On the invitation of the Magistral Delegate for Croatia Dr Claude Grbesa, our Lieutenant Roberto Buontempo joined the Vigil and investiture ceremonies of new Knights and Dames hailing from the region.

The ceremonies took place in the picturesque village of Marija Bistrica.

This was an occasion to meet other Lieutenants coming from neighbouring countries and to give all the support to the Croatian Magistral Delegation.

Our Lady of the Holy Girdle Feast

10th September 2023

Upon the invitation of Fr Raphael Abdilla OSA, prior of St Mark’s Convent in Rabat, members of our Order led by Lieutenant Roberto Buontempo, participated during a Pontifical Mass presided by H.G Archbishop Charles Jude Scicluna, Grand Prior.

This was in celebration of Our Lady of the Holy Girdle Feast (Madonna tac-Cintura).

Photo credits: Ian Noel Pace and Robert Inguanez