Gwardamanġa

  • In 1952 the Dominican friars, through the efforts of their provincial, Fr. Esmond Klimeck, built the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima on Gwardamanġa hill; the Sanctuary had to be a centre of the Rosary Crusade. The church was opened in 1955 and became a parish in 1968.

  • Parish Population: 3,000

    Families: 900

  • Parish Church of Our Lady of Fatima

    Dedication date 29 May 1978

  • Parish Priest

    REV. Vince Micallef OP

  • Parish Office

    Fatima Santuary

    Triq Santa Monika

    Gwardamanġa PTA 3111

  • Office Hours

    Mondays and Saturdays

    9.30 - 11.00 am

    Mondays and Wednesdays

    5.00 - 7.00 pm

  • Telephone

    Office: 21220050
    Convent: 21233620

  • Parish Clergy

    Rev. Vince Micallef OP Parish Priest and Superior
    Rev. Ġiġi Sapiano OP Vice Parish Priest
    Rev. Reginald Borg OP
    Rev. Daniel Bonello OP
    Rev. Mark Montebello OP
    Rev. Joseph Vassallo OP

    Parish Pastoral Council

    President: P. Vince Micallef OP Kappillan 

    Moderator:  Mr Ramon Borg

    Secreatry:  Ms. Pauline Grech

  • Holy Masses

    Sundays and Feast Days: 8.00, 10.00 am, 12.00 and 6.00 pm

    Saturday Evenings: 6.00 pm

    Weekdays: 7.00 am, 9.00 am, 6.30 pm

  • Other Churches

  • Church of Our Lady of Sorrows

    The church was built in 1590 near a cemetery where the victims of the plague are buried; in 1617 a small friary was added to the church by the Augustinian friars who took residence in the small friary in 1652 but left soon after. In 1721 the church was chosen as a subsidiary parish church of the parish of St. Paul in Valletta to cater for the spiritual needs of the people living in the area. In 1740 the Floriana church was chosen as the subsidiary parish church of St. Paul's and the Pieta church lost its status. In 1974 the church and the friary were given to the Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart.

  • Holy Masses

    Sundays and Feast Days: 7.00 am

    Saturday Evenings: 5.00 pm

    Weekdays: 7.00 am

  • Friary of St. Thomas of Villanova

    The school which the Augustinian friars had opened at Tarxien was transferred to Pieta in 1965 and a year later the friars started building the new college which was opened in 1972. Adjacent to the college is the Centre for Augustinian Vocations. The chapel of the Centre is dedicated to St. Thomas of Villanova, while that of the college is dedicated to St. Augustine.

  • Church of the Blessed Virgin of Loreto

    The church belongs to the Ursuline convent and was opened in 1938; marriages may be celebrated in it. The Dominican Friars at Gwardamanga officate in the church.

  • Holy Masses

    Sundays and Feast Days: 07.00, 08.00 am

    Weekdays: 06.30 am

  • Adoration Chapels

    Gwardamanga Parish

    Address

    St Monica's Street, Gwardamanga

    Opening hours

    24 hours a day