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Faith & Religion

Information: The extensive archeological remains at tas-Silg show that Marsaxlokk from ancient times was considered a sacred locality, but the area was completely abandoned for several centuries when Malta was continually raided by Moslem corsairs. During the 19th century Marsaxlokk became a summer resort and the church dedicated to our Lady of Pompei became the parish church of the locality in 1897. The parish is today the venue of a national pilgrimage every year on the 8th May.

Name: Parish Church of Our Lady of Pompeii Dedication date: 17 ta' Settembru 1962

Priest: Parish Priest Rev VicGeorge Vassallo

Office Address: 39 Our Lady of Pompeii Square, Marsaxlokk MXK 1300 Telephone 21 65 06 62 Fax 21 65 06 28

Office Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 9.00 - 12.00 am; 5.30 - 6.30 pm Saturdays 9.30 - 10.30 am

Masses: Sundays and Feast Days: 6.00, 8.00, 9.00, 10.30 am and 6.00 pm Saturday Evenings: 6.00 and 7.00 pm Weekdays 6.30, 7.45 am and 6.00 pm

Other information on churches under this parish: Church of Our Lady of the Snows Priest in charge P.Emanuel Schembri O.C.D. The present church was built in 1833 on the site of an older church built in 1650. In 1933 the church and the building adjacent to it were given to the Discalced Carmelites to be used as a centre for vocations to the Order. Today it is open as a retreat centre as well. Marriages may be celebrated in the church. Telephone 2165 1268 Fax 2165 0054 Address Descalced Fathers, Tas-Silg Retreat House, Marsaxlokk MXK 1147 Holy Masses Sundays and Feast Days: 5.30; 6.30 am. Saturday Evenings: 6.00 pm Winter 6.30 pm Summer Weekdays: 6.00 am; 6.00 pm Our Lady of Sorrows Church In the Domus Mariae, of the Missionary Sisters of Jesus of Nazareth. Holy Masses Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays: 5.00 pm


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