Easter Time, we celebrate the eternal life of Jesus Christ. (relight candle)
Luke 24: 1-5 - But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb, taking the spices that they had prepared. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in, they did not find the body. While they were perplexed about this, suddenly two men in dazzling clothes stood beside them. The women were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen.
On Friday 22nd was the last official day for our fifth formers. For the last time they came to school wearing the school uniform, along with the ties and jackets some had to patiently bear until today!
Since this day coincides with the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, it has now become a tradition at our school to celebrate the end of five years of work by starting the day with a Eucharistic celebration.
At the beginning of this celebration, the Headmaster prayed for our fifth formers and wished each and every one of them success for the future. The Headmaster qualified what success means to us at St Michael; namely to become a person who is capable of loving, and be of service to others.
On Thursday 21st March evening, the school community met for a special programme that was earmarked in our school calendar as part of our pastoral and religious activities.
The event which was scheduled to start at 18:30 brought together parents, students and members of the staff who gathered at the school hall to participate in prayers, hymns and a play entitled Min Sallbu? - Who crucified him? written by Mr Lino Grech.
A group of eleven 4th Formers together with two members of the staff left Malta on Sunday 17th March to take part in a French language workshop in a secondary school, in Dijon, France.
During this week, our students will be offered six intensive language sessions that are to be held during the morning hours. In the afternoon, the group will be visiting a number of cultural and historic sites together with other sports and social activities.
On Thursday 14th March between 8.00 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. and on Friday 15th between 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., the parents of our students were invited to come to school to discuss their son's Half Yearly Examinations results and progress. It was a great pleasure to see parents walking the school's corridors, going from one class to another to meet the teachers.
The parents of 295 (98.7%) students (Form 1 up to Form 4) out of 299 attended one of the sessions.
Jorge Mario Bergoglio was born in Buenos Aires, one of the five children of Italian immigrants, railway worker Mario Jose Bergoglio and Regina Maria Sivori, a housewife. As a teenager, Bergoglio had a lung removed as a result of an infection.
He received a master's degree in Chemistry at the University of Buenos Aires, and then studied at the seminary in Villa Devoto. He entered the Society of Jesus on 11 March 1958.