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Information: With people moving to Kalkara the need of a church was soon felt and in 1890 a church dedicated to St. Joseph was built. Kalkara became a parish in 1898 and the parish church was dedicated in 1821. Bombs demolished the church during the last war and a new church was built in a more central position.

Name: St Joseph Parish Church Dedication date 12 December 1954

Priest: Parish Priest Can Anton Galea Scannura

Office Address: Misrah Arcisqof Gonzi, Kalkara KKR 1511
Telephone 21826438 Fax 21802923

Office Hours: Tuesdays and Saturdays 10.00 - 11.00 am Tuesdays and Thursdays 04.30 - 06.00 pm

Masses: Sundays and Feast Days: 07.00, 08.30, 10.30 am; 05.30 pm winter; 06.00 pm summer Saturday Evenings: 06.15 pm winter; 06.30 pm summer Weekdays: 07.30 am; 06.00 pm winter; 06.30 pm summer

Other information on churches under this parish: Chapel at Wied Ghammieq The 1837 cholera victims who died in Fort Ricasoli were buried in a cemetery hastily erected at Wied Ghammieq. In 1878 the cemetery was given a facelift and became a centre of devotion for the souls of the faithful departed. Priest in charge: The Parish Priest Curator Mr Emanuel Calleja (Tel: 21690339) Holy Masses Sundays and Feastdays: 11.30 am Chapel of Our Saviour On the hill between Rinella and Kalkara creeks there was a very old chapel which was destroyed during the Great Siege of 1565. In was rebuilt again in 1651 and served as a parish church when the church of St. Joseph was destroyed by bombs during the last war. At the moment restoration work is being carried out. St. Barbara's Church known as St. Liberata's Church In 1736 the Capuchins started building a friary and a church on the road leading from Zabbar to Kalkara. The building of the church and friary was completed in 1743 and on the 2nd August of that same year the church was blessed and opened to the public. In 1758 Pope Benedict XIV gave the relics of the martyr St. Liberata to the friars to be venerated in their church. Marriages may be celeebrated in the church. Dedication date 18 June 1747 Priest in charge Rev Hayden Williams OFM Cap Telephone 21825724 - 21800612 Holy Masses Sundays and Feast Days: 06.00, 07.00, 08.00, 10.00 am Saturday Evenings: 06.00 pm winter; 06.30 pm summer Weekdays: 06.45am, 06.00 pm winter; 06.30 pm summer


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