The Chapter of the Collegiate Basilica of St Helen invited our Order to participate in the Solemn Translation with the relic of Saint Helen followed by Vespers as part of the celebration of the Feast dedicated to Saint Helen.
Our Lieutenant Roberto BUONTEMPO, was invited together with his family, by the Lieutenant of Switzerland & Liechtenstein H.E. Dr Donata KRETHLOW-BENZIGER, to take part in a pilgrimage to the highest Marian Shrine in Europe.
This is true testimony of the great friendship that exists between the two Lieutenancies.
Members from our Lieutenancy took part in the Solemn Translation with the relic of Our Lady from the Chapel of Adoration back to the Parish Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel of Balluta. The ceremony was led by the Very Rev. Provincial Father Joe Saliba O.Carm. Afterwards, the First Solemn Vespers was sung and the Sacramental Blessing was given. The ceremony was followed by a mass led by His Excellency Joseph Galea-Curmi, Auxiliary Bishop and Vicar General. At the end of the mass the Most Reverend Prior and Parish Priest Father Renald Lofreda O.Carm, presented a book about Saint Titus Brandsma to the Bishop and to our members.
Our Lieutenant, Roberto Buontempo, together with the Secretary, Comm Christopher Busuttil Delbridge, participated during the Vigil and Investiture Ceremony of the Lieutenancy of Ireland, in the Pontifical University College, Maynooth, County Kildare, on Saturday 23rd July 2022
The Grand Prior of Ireland Cardinal Sean Brady, performed the investitures, whereas the Vigil Ceremony was presided by Bishop William Shomali, Vicar General of Jerusalém.
Holy Mass after the Solemn Investiture was celebrated by Archbishop Eamon Martin, Primate of All Ireland assisted by Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin, Denis Nulty and Bishop Shomali.
The Members of the Maltese Lieutenancy wholeheartedly congratulate the new members and those promoted.
On Thursday 7th July the Lieutenancy of Malta held its 27th Annual General Meeting at the Archbishop’s Palace in Valletta. The meeting was presided by the Lieutenant, Roberto Buontempo and was very well attended by our members and postulants. A presentation was held regarding the projects supported financially by our Lieutenancy through the Latin Patriarchate in the Holy Land. Furthermore the 2023 date for the pilgrimage to the Holy Land was officially announced. The AGM was followed by refreshments at our headquarters in Valletta.
Members of our Order took part during the Solemn Translation with the relic of St Paul during the Feast of St Paul at the Collegiate Basilica of Rabat, Malta. Council members Comm. Chris Busuttil Delbridge and Comm. Euchar Mizzi, Secretary and Vice Chancellor respectively, were present together with Chev Carmel Zammit Gatt. The function was led by the Very Rev. Can Claude Mifsud.
Members of our Council, led by the Lieutenant, Roberto Buontempo attended a mass to commemorate 10 years of priesthood of our member Rev. Can. Robin Camilleri, Archpriest of the Basilica and Collegiate Parish Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Senglea.
The Lieutenancy congratulates Fr Robin for this important milestone and for his dedicated service to the church and the community.
Our Order was invited for the first time by Rev. Can. Knight Robin Camilleri, Archpriest of Sengela’s Basilica to participate during the Feast of Christ the Redeemer, presided by our Grand Prior and Archbishop of Malta Charles Jude Scicluna.
Mass was followed by a procession with the miraculous effigy of Christ the Redeemer around the streets of Senglea. Thousands of people participated in prayer.