Tas-Sliema (Our Lady of the Sacred Heart of Jesus)

  • In 1872 a priest from Valletta, Rev. Paul Vella, built a church in Tas-Sliema with the idea of dedicating It to our Lady of the Sacred Heart. In 1881 the church was given to the friars minor, and in 1918 It became a parish church.
    Parish population: 3,860
    Families: 1,467
  • Parish Priest

    Fr Paul Attard O.F.M.
  • Parish Office

    Dun Pawl Vella Street

    Tas-Sliema SLM 1184

  • Office hours

    Mondays
    5.00 - 7.00 pm
    Wednesdays
    9.30 - 11.30 am
  • Telephone

    Office: 2131 3505
    Frairy: 2133 1183
  • Parish Clergy

    Fr. Paul Attard O.F.M, Parish Priest
    Fr. Pawl Galea O.F.M., Guardian & Vice Parish Priest
    Fr. Clive Camilleri O.F.M., Vice Parish Priest
    Fr. Eddie Pace O.F.M., Vice Parish Priest
    Fr. Norbert Ellul-Vincenti O.F.M., Vice Parish Priest
    Fr. Mark Enriquez O.F.M.

    Friar Lorrie Zerafa O.F.M.

    Fr. Sandro Overend

  • Priests residing in the parish

    Rev Noel Vella
    Rev Mark Sultana
    Salesian Community

    Parish Pastoral Council

    President: Fr. Paul Attard O.F.M.
    Moderator: Mr Patrick Spiteri
    Secretary: Ms Rita Vella Brincat
  • Holy Masses

    Sundays And Feast Days: 6.30, 8.00, 9.30 (Children Mass), 11.00 am; 6.30 pm
    Saturday Evenings: 5.00 pm; 6.30 pm (July to September)
    Weekdays: 6.30, 7.30, 8.15, 9.00 am; 6.00pm (Winter Time)/ 6.30 pm (Summer Time)
  • Other Churches

  • Chapel Of The Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart

    The Chapel Of St. Elizabeth's School of the franciscan sisters of the sacred heart is daily open To the public .
  • Holy Masses

    Schooldays: 6.15 am
    Other days: 6.45 am
  • Chapel Of Jesus the Friend

    Slightly less than fifty years ago the friars of our lady of the sacred heart parish in Sliema opened a house in rose street for the teaching of christian doctrine. For twenty one years Fr. Mariano Vella O.F.M. taught Christian religion and said mass in this house. Between 1993 and 1994, Fr. Bernard Bartolo O.F.M, demolished the old house and in its place built a chapel and A pastoral centre dedicating them to jesus our friend. This area of sliema now belongs to the Balluta parish, but the franciscan friars are still responsible for the chapel and pastoral centre. Rose Street today is known as Fr Mariano Vella Street.
  • Priest in charge


  • Address

    Rev Mariano Vella OFM Street
    Sliema SLM 1303
  • Holy Masses

    Weekdays: 6.00 pm
    Sundays: 7.00, 8.00 am
    Feastdays and Public Holidays: 8.00 am
  • Adoration Chapel

    "Jesus is my Rock"

    Address

    Near the Parish Office in Dun Pawl Vella, Tas-Sliema, SLM 1184.

    Opening Hours:

    8.00 am to 8.00 pm.