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I am the gate for the sheep...
I am the gate.
Whoever enters by me will be saved,
and will come in and go out and find pasture...

(Jn 10:7,9)

Becoming Catholic

A Journey in Seven Steps

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9 Adults receive the Sacrament of Confirmation

9 Adults received the Sacrament of Confirmation at a ceremony held at Balzan Parish Church and presided over by Mgr. Joseph Galea-Curmi, Auxiliary Bishop of Malta.

These adults mostly Maltese but also from Italy, Lithuania, and Germany, who due to various reasons had not received the Sacrament of confirmation, have completed an intense formation programme to prepare them to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation… Read more »

14 Adults receive the Sacraments of Initiation

During the Easter Vigil Mass, on the 16th of April 2022, 14 Adults became members of the Catholic Church at St. John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta.

After an intense period of catechesis and celebrating the Rite of Election and Scrutinies; number of Rites, these 14 Adults from 10 different countries, were received into the Church by His Grace, Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna who conferred on them the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation and received their first Communion)… Read more »

The Scrutinies celebrated for 14 Adults

The scrutinies are a series of rites for adults who wish to be baptised.  These Rites are celebrated in the third, fourth, and fifth weeks of Lent.  

The Scrutinies were celebrated by His Grace Mgr. Charles J Scicluna, Archbishop of Malta at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Mellieha for 14 Adults who are in the final stages of their journey in becoming full members of the Catholic Church, at the Easter Vigil, where they will receive the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation and Communion)… Read more »

14 Adults begin their process of joining the Catholic Church

14 Adults have begun their journey to becoming full members of the Catholic Church.

These 14 adults, from diverse nationalities and backgrounds celebrated the Rite of Election, presided by His Grace Mgr. Charles Scicluna, at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Grace in Zabbar on the first Sunday in Lent, 6 ta’ Marzu 2022.

This ceremony is called the Rite of Election because the acceptance made by the Church is founded on the election (choice) of God, in whose name the Church acts… Read more »