• Parish dedicated to Saint Lucy

  • The locality of Mtarfa, formerly part of the parish of Rabat, had a considerable increase in the population during the last years. For several years the church of St. Lucia served the pastoral needs of the people residing at Mtarfa; with the departure of the British military forces St. Oswald's chapel, which was the chapel of the military hospital, was used instead. It was declared an Automomous Pastoral Zone on 19th April 2000, and was declared a parish on the 8th December 2004.

    ​Parish Population: 2,500
    Families: 800

  • Parish Priest

    Rev. René Vella

  • Parish Office

    St Lucy Parish Centre,
    Triq ir-Rigmenti Maltin,
    Mtarfa MTF 1540

  • Office Hours

    9.00 – 10.30 am
    5.00– 6.30 pm

  • Telephone

    2145 4234


  • E-mail


    Mtarfa Parish

  • Parish Clergy

    Rev. René Vella, Parish Priest
    Mgr. Joe Magro

    Parish Pastoral Council

    President: Rev. René Vella, Parish Priest

    Secretary: Mrs Nathalie Heywood

    Parish Economic Council

    President: Rev René Vella, Parish Priest

    Secretary: Mr Charles Bugeja

  • Holy Masses in the Pastoral Centre

    Sundays and Feastdays: 9.00am, 11.00 a.m and 6.30 pm
    Saturday Evenings: 6.30 pm
    Weekdays: 7.45 am

  • Holy Masses in St Oswald’s Church

    Sundays: 8.00 am
    Weekdays: 6.30 pm
    Saturday mornings: 8.00 am