The Archbishop, Mons Paul Cremona, has already visited 9 parishes in the first 3 months of this year.In a statement issued by Pastoral Secretary Mons Charles Cordina, the Archbishop was welcomed with lots of enthusiasm that made each and every one of these 9 pastoral visits an experience of spiritual renewal.
The parishes that the Archbishop has visited so far include the parishes of Attard, Balzan, Iklin, Gzira, Ta’ Xbiex and Floriana and 3 parishes in Valletta. During the pastoral visit the Archbishop meets with the various councils, commissions and groups with the parish.
As part of his evaluation on his experience of the first three months, the Pastoral Secretary said that there had been lots of cooperation from all concerned both before and after the pastoral visit.
He said that the pastoral visit gave everyone the opportunity to share one’s experiences and sacrifices and has also brought to the forefront the dedication and creativity of many involved in voluntary Church work.
He added that it was encouraging to see the cooperation from schools, doctrine centres and youth centres, which led to various fruitful meetings with both children and youths.
Mons. Cordina concluded by saying that he wishes to see more people taking up the opportunity to speak to the Archbishop privately during these pastoral visits as well as more participation in public meetings.
During the next 4 months, the Archbishop intends to visit another parish in Valletta, the two parishes in Paola and the parishes of Msida and Luqa. He also intends to visit all 70 parishes within 5 years.
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