Birżebbuġa

  • Birżebbuġa became a parish on the 9th September 1913, and the small church of Our Lady of Sorrows became the parish church; steps were immediately taken in hand to build a larger church which was opened for worship on the 16th June 1938

  • Parish Population: 10,532
    Families: 3,200

  • Parish Church of St Peter in Chains

  • Dedication date 14 May 1977

  • Parish Priest

    Can Anton Galea Scannura 

  • Parish Office

    2, Curate Fenech Street
    Birżebbuġa BBG 2031

  • Office Hours

    Mondays, Fridays: 4.30 - 6.00 pm
    Wednesdays: 4.30 - 7.00 pm
    Tuesdays, Thursdays: 5.30 - 6.30 pm
    Saturdays: 9.00 - 11.00 am

  • Telephone

    2165 1200

  • Parish Clergy

    • Can Anton Galea Scannura  - Parish Priest

    • Rev Roderick Camilleri - Vice Parish Priest

    • Rev Joseph Berry

    • Rev Charles Carabott

    • Mgr Alfred Micallef

    • Mgr Frans Schembri
  • Priests resident in the parish

    • Rev Colin Apap
    • Rev Brian Gialanze
    • Rev John Berry
  • Holy Masses

    Sundays and Feast Days:  6.00, 7.00, 8.00, 9.00, 11.00 am; 5.30 pm (Winter); 6.00 pm (Summer)

    Saturday Evenings: 5.30, 6.30pm (Winter), 7.30pm (Summer);

    Weekdays: 6.00, 7.00, 7.45, 8.30 am and 6.30 pm

  • Other Churches

  • Church of Our Lady of Sorrows

    The church was opened in 1907 and served as parish church till the present church was built; today it is used by various groups.

  • St George's Church

    The church existed already in 1575; and was re-opened in 1683 and at present it is being used by the priests of the Missionary Society of St Paul. Marriages may be celebrated in the church.

  • Holy Masses

    Sundays and Feast Days: 7.30 am, and 9.30 am (in English)

  • Chapel of the Good Shepherd

  • Priest in charge

    Parish Priest

  • Holy Masses

    Sundays and Feast Days: 10.00 am

  • Immaculate Conception Church at Bengħisa

    The Church was built in 1822 and enlarged in 1862. Mass on Sundays and Feast Days is celebrated for the people residing in the area. Marriages may be celebrated in the church.

  • Priest in charge

    Rev Joseph Berry

  • Holy Masses

    Sundays and Feast Days: 7.00 am

  • Holy Family Chapel

    Built in 1865. At present it is being used for Adoration.

  • Chapel of Our Lady Help of Christians

    The chapel was built in 1833 and is the property of the Cachia Zammit family.

  • St Joseph Chapel

    The chapel was built in 1871 and is private property.

  • Adoration Chapel

    Holy Family Chapel

    Address

    Żurrieq Street, Birżebbuġa

    Opening Hours

    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8.45am - 9.00pm
    Tuesday: 8.45am - 5.30pm
    Friday: 8.45am - 4.00pm