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Information: Balzan became a parish on the 14th August 1655 and the old church of the Annunciation became the parish church. In December 1669 work started on the building of a new church and four years later part of the building was already in use, although the works continued till 1695.

Name: Parish Church of the Annunciation Dedication date 7 October 1781

Priest: Rev Kalcidon Vassallo

Office Address: 36, Triq Idmejda, Balzan BZN 1520
Telephone 21442614 Office 21448333 Church 21490305 Fax

Office Hours: Monday: 9.00 - 11.15 am Wednesday and Friday: 4.00 - 6.15 pm

Masses: Sundays and Feast Day: 7.30, 8.30, 9.30, 11.30 am, 5.30 pm Saturday Evenings: 5.15, 6.30 pm Weekdays: 7.15, 8.30 am and 6.30 pm

Other information on churches under this parish: St Roche Church The church was built in 1593 as a thanksgiving action after the liberation of the village from the plague. The Old Church of the Annunciation The church was built four hundred years ago and has remained practically unchanged till these days. It was the parish church from 1655 to 1693. Mass is celebrated in the church on the 25th March. St Mary's Church Originally on the site of the church there were two churches, one built in the 14th century and the other was dedicated on the 10th March 1675; the present church was built in 1846. In front of the church there is a statue of Our Lady. The church was used to store some church furnishings. Daily Adoration: 6.00 am - 9.00 pm Chapel of the Good Shepherd Sisters The Good Shepherd Sisters arrived in Malta in 1860; the convent chapel is open to the public. Holy Masses Sundays and Feast Days: 8.45 am Weekdays: 8.00 am Chapel of the Sisters of Charity Villa M. Ssma. Annunzjata, Triq Birbal Holy Mass Daily: 6.35 am. Chapel of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary The Franciscan Missionaries of Mary came to Malta and opened their first convent at Balzan; the chapel is open to the public and marriages may be celebrated there. Holy Masses Sundays and Feast Days: 8.30 am Weekdays: 6.00 pm (except Wednesdays and Saturdays: 6.45 am) Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Monday - Saturday: 9.00 - 12.00 am, 5.00 - 6.00 pm Sundays: 9.00 - 12.00 pm


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