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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Members of our Order led by Lieutenant Roberto Buontempo were invited by Senglea’s Archpriest Rev. Can. Knight Robin Camilleri, to attend the Holy Translation as part of the festivities for Our Lady of Victories held at Our Lady of Victories Basilica, Senglea.