Archbishop Charles J Scicluna said that Christ’s face is today covered with a mask, a mask which symbolizes love and care not betrayal. During his homily on Sunday, the Archbishop continued to explain how each and every one of us is obliged to wear a mask to protect ourselves but it is also an act of love towards others.
On Sunday, the Archbishop was celebrating the mass for all Saints Day at St John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta. During mass, he also welcomed three candidates for the Ordination to the Diaconate and the Priesthood.
Ian Diacono from the Parish of Stella Maris, Tas-Sliema, Gylan Camilleri from the Parish of St Anne, Marsaskala, and Clive Seychell from the Parish of St Joseph, Kalkara, offered themselves to the Church to serve in the ministerial priesthood.
The three seminarians are currently in their fifth year of studies at the Archbishop’s Seminary.
Archbishop Scicluna invited the three seminarians to find God’s face in people who need help. He continued his homily by mentioning episodes from Jesus’s life and how HE searched for sinful people and offered them hope and care.
The Archbishop then wished that during the last breath of each and every Christian we remember God’s words when He told one of the prisoners hanging on the cross with Him “today shalt thou be with me in paradise.”