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MALTA DAY-UK
Saturday 9th September 2017
Concelebrated Mass
at Westminster Cathedral

Starts at 2.30pm  until 3.45pm

 
     Entrance procession
         - National Flags of Malta and the United Kingdom 
         - Malta Day Banner and Banners of other Maltese Groups
       - Maltese Associations and other Groups
       - Ecumenical Order of St John of Jerusalem
       - The Congregation of Maltese Nuns in the UK
       - The Banner of the Bambina 
       - The Sovereign Military Order of Malta
       - Cross and Acolytes
       - Clergy and Ministers

       - His Excellency Mgr. Charles J. Scicluna, Archbishop of Malta - Principal Concelebrant

     Westminster Cathedral Cantor 
    Introductctory Rite by His Excellency the Archbishop of Malta
     Welcome Address by the Malta High Commissioner H.E. Mr Norman Hamilton
     Homily - by The Archbishop of Malta 
     Blessing of the Malta Day Banner  and souvenirs
         - Ave Maria sung by the Maltese Soloists Renato and Mary Rose Mallia
     Presentation of Maltese gifts
     Communion Rite
     Closing ceremony and Maltese National Anthem 
     Recessional Hymn - sung by Soloists Renato and Mary Rose Mallia
     Exit from Cathedral with the Bambina Statue
     Programme of Salute to the Bambina in the Cathedral Square
         - Peeling of Festive Church Bells
         - Fanfare and fireworks
         - Tribute to Our Lady of Victories
         - Singing of Marian hymn by the congregation
         - Poem of Dedication
         - Motet and Anthems by the St Sebastian of Wokingham
         - Short Programme of Dedication by the Maltese Solists Renato and Mary Rose Mallia
         - Procession with the Bambina Statue around the Cathedral Square
         - Blessing of the people by the Archbishop of Malta
         - Gregorian chant Salve Regina sung by the congregation
         - Vote of Thanks by the Malta High Commissioner
         - The Maltese National Anthem (Conclusion)
 
  Flowers & Tributes:  The Statue of the Bambina will be in Westminster Cathedral for veneration
  from Saturday 2nd September.  All those who wish to bring flowers or visit the Cathedral personally
  can do so from this day.
 
  Seating:  It will be greatly appreciated if you can give us an indication of the number attending
  the service so that everyone can be seated.
 
 

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