Women’s Bible Study with Tiffne Whitney

Saturday 18 January, 9.00h breakfast chez Richardson, 16 rue Saint-Louis, 1st floor. Bus 10 to St. Thomas, tram to “Porte de lHôpital.”

Catherine Emezie writes:

Leading the Bible Study on the topic of “I am the good shepherd.” will be a very special guest,Tiffne Whitney.  She will also give an update on her “Ladies in Waiting” project that aims to help victims of sex trafficking/prostitution.  This is a very important project and all are invited to come.

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Come help prepare musical offerings for Sunday worship on Saturday 18th January at 15h30 at Hanneke Palm’s apartment, just around the corner from the church at 30 rue de l’Université. All musical styles, instruments and levels of proficiency are welcome.

Children’s Class

A Children’s Class is planned for ages 8-12 to introduce the stories and teachings of the Bible, basic instruction on the Christian faith and how to live that faith in today’s world. Classes will begin soon, held twice monthly after church on Sundays.   Diocesan Safeguarding practices will be in effect at all time.

Speak with Fr Mark for more details 07 71 13 38 83.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity / Semaine de prière de l’unité des chrétiens

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is observed annually, beginning on 18 January (Confession of St Peter) and concluding on 25 January (Conversion of St Paul). The dates for the observance were first proposed in 1904 by Father Paul Wattson (1863 – 1940), cofounder of the Graymoor Franciscan Friars, an Anglican religious order at the time.

This year the different churches in Malta have prepared resources on the theme: “They Showed Us Unusual Kindness,” inspired by Acts 27.18-28.10. It was through the “unusual kindness” shown by the people to St Paul, after he had been washed ashore in Malta, that a divided people were drawn closer together.

On Saturday 25 January we will join in an ecumenical service at 18h30 with other neighbourhood churches at Christ Ressuscité, 4 rue de Palerme, followed by a meal. Everyone is invited to bring a dish to share around.

The next day there will be a session of Frankly Speaking after church on the topic: “Challenges to Christian Unity.”

La Semaine de prière de l’unité des chrétiens est commémorée chaque année du 18 janvier (Confession de Saint-Pierre) au 25 janvier   (Conversion de Saint-Paul). Cette année, les différentes Églises de Malta ont préparé des ressources sur le thème : « Ils nous traitèrent avec une très grande bienveillance », inspirée d’ Actes 27.18- 28.10.  Le samedi 25 janvier nous participerons à un culte œcuménique à 18h30 avec d’autres églises de quartier qui aura lieu à Christ Ressuscité, 4 rue de Palerme, suivi d’un     repas. Chacun est invité d’apporter un plat à partager avec les autres.

Le lendemain y aura-t-il à St Alban un forum de Frankly Speaking après la messe au sujet de « Défis de l’Unité chrétienne ». Venez nombreux !

Aussi dans le cadre de la Semaine de prière…

Matinée Oecuménique pour enfants 6-12 ans, mercredi 22 janvier 10h15 – 12h00, église St Maurice, Place Arnold. Voir p Mark pour s’inscrire.