Xaghra Parish solemnly celebrates the Feast of Saint Joseph

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Xaghra Parish solemnly celebrates the Feast of Saint JosephOn Sunday 6th May 2012, the Xaghra Parish will solemnly celebrate the Feast of Saint Joseph, the Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Co-Patron of the same Parish.

The programme of activities is as follows:

5am, 6am, 7am, 8.30am and 9.45am: Masses with homily.

11.00am: A special mass for Xaghra youths and adolescents animated by the Schola Cantorum Jubilate Choir.

4.15pm: Solemn Vespers by the Reverend Chapter and Clergy of Xaghra Collegiate Church presided by Archpriest Mgr Carmelo Refalo.

5.00pm: Solemn High Mass presided by H.L. Bishop Mario Grech together with the Reverend Chapter of Xaghra Collegiate Church. The orchestra and the Voci Angeliche Choir will be under the direction of Mro. Antoine Theuma.

6.00pm: Festive band marches by the Victory Band of Xaghra from the Society’s Club in Maria Bambina Street to Victory Square.

6.30pm: Solemn Procession with the devout statue of Saint Joseph along Victory Square, 28th April 1688 Street, Saint Joseph Street and Church Street. The procession will be accompanied by the Victory Band of Xaghra and will be led by Xaghra Archpriest Mgr Carmelo Refalo.

8.00pm: Solemn entry of the procession back to the Basilica. The Antiphon Exsurgens Josef will be sung and Eucharistic Benediction is imparted, bringing these festivities to an end.

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