EXTRAORDINARY JUBILEE PILGRIMAGE (ALBANIA)
SDC members together with about fiftymembers of the Catholic communities of the parishes in Korçë and Bilisht, Albania participated in a pilgrimage on the occasion of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy. The pilgrimage was held in the parish church at Elbasan where a Holy door of Mercy is present. The pilgrimage included an introduction by the parish priest, the sacrament of reconciliation and mass.
SDC MEMBERS IN ALBANIA MEET H.E. THE PRESIDENT OF MALTA
On the 18th of February 2016 during the state visit of the President of Malta to Albania, H.E M’Louise Coleiro Preca, met SDC members currently performing ministry in the Centre in Korçë. The meeting was held in S. Paul’s Cathedral at Tirana in the presence of H.E. Bishop George Frendo and other Maltese missionaries. The members also met Mr. Speaker Angelo Farrugia and other members of Parliament who accompanied the President.
THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2016 (Malta)
The Annual General Meeting 2016 of the SDC Delegation of Malta and Gozo was held between the 12th and 14th February. On Friday, members and candidates gathered at the Auditorium and celebrated the 136th Anniversary of the birth of the Founder. The Administrative and Financial Reports of the Delegation were presented on Saturday. On Sunday morning, the members and candidates met in a hotel at Ċirkewwa. The programme started with Mass celebrated by Fr. Kevin Schembri, the Ecclesiastical Assistant for the SDC in Malta. Afterwards the Delegate of the Superior General delivered a message, and this was followed with presentations on the Activities in the SDC Centres during the Weekend, the Wednesday General Meetings and the Renovation Project of the Auditorium. The Superior General concluded the meeting. Afterwards all present gathered for lunch.
A special meeting with the new members
On Friday 29th January, a special meeting was held at the Għarb SDC Centre in Gozo with the members who incorporated on Christmas Day 2015. Gozitan members, candidates and Aspirants, together with members from the SDC Administration attended the meeting. This included a feature about the SDC vocation, a message by the Secretary of the Delegation of Malta and sharing of experiences by the new members. The Superior General concluded the meeting. The meeting was followed by a reception.