Dear brothers and sisters, Since my ordination as Bishop of the Diocese of Gibraltar, I have been doing my best to listen to what people have to say, both lay persons and priests. During the seven months that I have been here, I have been reflecting on how to realise in a better way the mission that the Church is meant to fulfil in the Diocese, which is mainly that of teaching the word of God and being of spiritual service through the sacraments to the faithful.
In order to achieve this, I feel that certain changes have to be introduced which will be happening hopefully over a period of time. Such changes are necessary in my...
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
This coming Wednesday the Church celebrates Ash Wednesday, a day of fasting and abstinence. This day marks the beginning of Lent, a period of forty days meant to help us to prepare ourselves for the celebration of the most important mystery of our faith, the Paschal Mystery, the celebration of the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
The prophet Joel, in the first reading at Mass on Ash Wednesday, urges us to go back to God with all our heart, and St Paul, in the second reading taken from his second letter to the Corinthians, writes: Be reconciled to God. Lent is a...
Pastoral Letter from His Lordship the Bishop Mgr. Carmel Zammit
My dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
The Lord Jesus comes to give us hope!
As we begin a new Church year on this First Sunday of Advent, since this is my first pastoral letter as your bishop, may I say how grateful I feel for the support and care that you have shown to me during the short time that I have been honoured to serve as your Bishop. For years, Gibraltar has been my home – a community that welcomed me as a priest forty years ago, where I served for twenty years, and now after another twenty years serving in Malta, embraced me again as your Bishop. Thr...
The Lord is King: Reflection on the Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time
October 19, 2017
Tyson Murphy was born and raised in California, USA. He received a Bachelor's and Master's degree in theology from Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio. Having spent nearly a month in Gibraltar during the summer of 2016, he has developed a special love for the people of the Rock.
Jeremy was born and raised in Gibraltar. He has a double major Bachelor's degree in theology and catechetics with a minor in philosophy from Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio. He currently lives in Gibraltar with his wife, Stephanie, and their son, Álvaro.
Patrick is from Northville, Michigan, and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in theology at Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio, after receiving a Bachelor’s degree in history and philosophy.