FLAG OF THE CONFRATERNITY OF THE KNIGHTS OF ST. PETER & ST. PAUL IN NADUR. GOZO. 23 June, 2021
The flag of the Confraternity flies on the rooftop facing the Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul. Thanks to Chevalier Monsignor Salv Pace for accepting our request to fly the flag on his house. God bless the Confraternity of St. Peter & St. Paul. Thanks to Chancellor Chevalier Joseph Louis Meilak for making our dream come true. Thanks to those who donated money to the flag. Viva St. Peter and St. Paul. Watch video here: https://youtu.be/fpP7aekOXAk Watch video here: https://youtu.be/AiE10XHpEvE
The flag of the Confraternity is next to the American flag.
Confraternity of the Knights of St. Peter & St. Paul 28 June, 2021. New Knight in Malta.
Pio Dalli a Choir Master was invested in the Confraternity of the Knights of St, Peter & St. Paul in front of the Basilica of the name saints with the flag of the Confraternity in the background. Photo from left: chevalier Carmel Saliba-Secretary, Chevalier Joseph Meilak - Chancellor and Chevalier Pio Dalli. Congratulations. God bless the Confraternity of the Knights of St. Peter & St. Paul. Happy feast of St. Peter and St. Paul to all men of good will.
Investiture ceremony of three new knights with the Confraternity of the Knights of St. Peter & St. Paul
By Chevalier Carmel Saliba - Secretary/PRO
Grand Chapter of Malta Office in Nadur. Gozo. 10 February, 2021.
The Grand Chapter had its investiture ceremony on the feast of St. Paul's Shipwreck on Malta. The investiture was held at the Office of the Confraternity in " Dar l-Imnarja" in December 13, Street. Nadur, Gozo. Because of the pandemic the number of guests were limited to a few people. The ceremony was presided by the Chancellor Chevalier Joseph Louis Meilak with the assistance of Chevalier Carmel Saliba and Chevalier Eddie Vella. The candidates Jean Paul Portelli, James Buttigieg and Matthias Mercieca too the oath of a knight to serve God and His people. Certificates were presented to the new knights. Afterwards a donation was presented to Fr. Dr. Raymond Portelli to aid his mission in Peru.
Group Photo: From left. Chev. Eddie Vella, Chev. Jean Paul Portelli, Chev. Joseph Louis Meilak, Chev. Carmel Saliba, Chev. James Buttigieg and Chev. Matthias Mercieca.
Donation to the mission of St. Martin de Porres in Iquitos, Peru Grand Chapter of Malta " Dar l-Imnarja" Nadur. Gozo. 10 February, 2021.
The Grand Chapter of Malta donated a sum of money to the aid of missionary Fr. Dr. Raymond Portelli who is currently in Gozo, to his mission in Peru to fight against COVID-19. Well done to the knights and dames of Malta. Photo from left: Chev. Joseph Louis Meilak - Chancellor, Fr. Dr. Raymond Portelli and Chev. Carmel Saliba - Secretary/PRO.
Donation to bishop George Bugeja of Tripoli
Grand Chapter of Malta Nadur. Gozo
6 October, 2019
This was the third time this year that the Grand Chapter of Malta of the Confraternity of the Knights of St Peter and St. Paul donated money to support a Catholic missions overseas.
During his visit to his home country His Excellency Mons. Bishop George Bugeja celebrated Mass at St. Anthony's Church in Mgarr Gozo.
The members of the Confraternity of the Knights of St. Peter & St. Paul attended the Mass and afterwards they presented a donation to Bishop Bugeja.
Thank you to our hard working members in Malta.
Chevalier Peter Paul Portelli Grand Master CKSPP
H.E. Bishop George Bugeja: Thanks for the help given to the community living in Tripoli.
Grand Chapter of Malta Office address: Nadur Gozo.
The Confraternity of the Knights of St. Peter & St. Paul Grand Chapter of Malta is based in Nadur, Gozo. The summer of 2019 was a very busy time for the grand chapter, on two occasions we donated money to missions in Peru.
On Thursday 15 August, feast of the Assumption of Our Lady the Confraternity donated money to the mission of Bishop Giovanni Cefai MSSPa Malteseprelate who heads the Territorial prelature of Santiago Apóstol de Huancané, Peru.
Thanks to the Archpriest of the Parish of St. Peter and St. Paul in Nadur the Rev. Monsignor Jimmy Xerri, now we have a meeting room in Nadur, that we can use for our memorabilia.
Pictures below: Monsignor Jimmy Xerri Parish Priest of Nadur and Rev. Reuben Micallef Assistant Parish Priest welcomes H. E. Mons. Bishop Giovanni Cefai MSSP to the Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul. Group photo of the Grand Chapter of Malta with Bishop Giovanni Cefai after the Mass. Click on picture to enlarge.
Grand Chapter of Malta Seat in Nadur Gozo.
The Grand Chapter of Malta had it's investiture ceremony on Monday 24 June at the City Hall in Nadur. Candidates Joe Louis Meilak and Joe M Attard were ordained new knights of the Confraternity. Afterwards the members attended a Mass in the Basilica celebrated by the Rev. Dr. Raymond Portelli MD a missionary priest in Peru. After the Mass the Confraternity donated money to his mission.
On Friday, 28 June, the Grand Chapter took part in a procession accompanied by the clergy and Bishop of Gozo H.E. Mario Grech and afterwards in the Pontifical Vespers.
On Saturday 29 June, the Solemnity of St. Peter and St. Paul the Confraternity attended the Pontifical Mass in the Basilica of Nadur.
Grand Chapter of Malta Caring for the sick By Dame Carmen Cefai
Recently Puttinu Cares Gozo organised various fund raising activities such as the annual Fun Walk/Run and activities relating to Halloween. We have been organizing the Fun Walk/Run for the past 7 years. This year it was organized on Sunday 15th October 2017; from the Gozo General Hospital to Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary and back. All participants were given a T-shirt against a donation towards Puttinu Cares. The activities related to Halloween were organized for the first time. Two bake sale activities were organized in this occasion. One was organized at the Arkadia Shopping Centre on Saturday, 28th October 2017 and the other was organized at Saint Peter and Saint Paul Square Nadur on Tuesday, 30th October. During the Arkadia activity pieces of a huge Halloween cake were offered to the public against a donation. Cupcakes and pieces of cakes with a Halloween theme were sold in the Nadur activity. The huge Halloween cake and the other cakes as well as the cupcakes involved in these two activities were gently donated by volunteers. A number of volunteers helped in these activities. A lot of children and people attended for these activities. All activities were successful and a considerable sum of money was collected in aid of Puttinu Cares. Puttinu Cares helps children and adults that suffer from cancer to receive the required treatment in England.
1. Chevalier Carmel Saliba ( centre ) with Dame Carmen Cefai 2.Picture from left: Chevalier Carmel Saliba, Chev. Charles Coleiro and Dame Virginia Coleiro. 3. Dame Carmen Cefai with Dame Veronica Camilleri Cauchi
Grand Chapter of Malta
Grand Prior Chevalier Dennis Mifsud ordained Sub Deacon.
On Saturday 14 January, a Divine Liturgy in the Byzantine Rite was solemnly celebrated in the Collegiate Basilica of Nadur as a thanksgiving to God for the conferral of the Tonsure, the institution of the Lectorate and the ordination to the Sub-Diaconate of Dennis Mifsud who hails from Nadur.
Picture: Sub Deacon Dennis Mifsud on the right.
Grand Chapter of Malta
The Grand Chapter of Malta had it's meeting and Dinner at the Grand Hotel in Gozo on Thursday, 8 December, 2016.
The Chancellor Chevalier Eddie Vella commented, I am pleased to inform you that we had a successful meeting last Thursday 8th December at the Grand Hotel which was followed by dinner.
Minutes of the previous meeting were signed, and there were no matters arising out of minutes.
Item 3 was interesting in that: 1. I updated our members of the banner, the medals and the dress code that you and I agreed upon for the great occasion coming next June. 2. I introduced Charles and Virginia Coleiro as our new Brother and Sister after their having been introduced by Grand Chancellor Chevalier Joseph Coleiro, and recommended by me to the Supreme Council to be accepted and form part of the Confraternity of the Knights of St. Peter and St. Paul. I informed members present that the Supreme Council had approved my request. 3. Dennis Mifsud, our Gran Prior will be ordained sub deacan for the parish of the byzantine church in Valletta. Dennis will then on the 14th January, 2017 will have his feast in the Basilica of Nadur. It is envisaged that in June 2017, he will be invested Deacon. 4. I referred members to your news letter giving details of functions that are expected to take place next June. I distributed a copy of the list of our foreign nights and dames who will be coming to Malta. I specifically requested all present to take note that on June 24th, we will be having our next meeting after which we will proceed to t the Basilica to hear mass being celebrated by Bishop Emanuel Barbara.
Item 4: Fund raising. I again expressed concern that other than the raffle for the hamper I obtain from Vini e Capricci and a donation of euro 10 each all members should be making an effort to generate some funds. I as usual will be capping up the amount considerably. I intend to donate all the money I am paid by the Malta Football Association for serving as Matches Inspector.
Item 5: Other Matters. I showed our members the certificate that was presented to me by the Grand Chancellor Chev. Joe Coleiro on your good self in commemoration of his visit to Malta.
We than proceeded to dinner.
New Knight for the Grand Chapter of Malta
In the meeting of the Supreme Council of 16 June 2016 Captain Mark Quinn was appointed Knight Commander of Grace for the Grand Chapter of Malta. Chevalier Mark Quinn is from Dungannon Northern Ireland.
Donation to Caritas in Malta
The Knights and Dames of the Grand Chapter of Malta took part in the Novena Mass of St. Peter and Paul in the Basilica of Nadur. After the Mass Chancellor Chevalier Eddie Vella presented a nice donation of 500 Euro's to Fr. Michael of Caritas Malta.
Photo from left: Dame Veronica Camilleri Cauchi, Chancellor Chevalier Eddie Vella, Fr. Michael of Caritas Malta, Chevalier Carmel Saliba and Dame Carmen Cefai.
Meeting and Dinner at the Grand Hotel in Gozo
The Grand Chapter of Malta had their meeting at the Grand Hotel in Mgarr, Gozo, on Wednesday 2 December, 2015. Afterwards they enjoyed a dinner at the same place. The meeting was attended by the President Chancellor Chev. Eddie Vella, Grand Prior Chev. Dennis Mifsud, Chev. Carmel Saliba, Chev. Michael Camilleri Cauchi, Dame Veronica Camilleri Cauchi and Dame Carmen Cefai.
Photo from left: Grand Prior Chev. Dennis Mifsud, Mrs. Vella, Chancellor Chev. Eddie Vella, Mrs. Jane Saliba, Chev. Carmel Saliba, Chev. Michael Camilleri Cauchi, Dame Veronica Camilleri Cauchi and Dame Carmen Cefai.
New committee elected for the Grand Chapter of Malta The knights and dames of the grand chapter of Malta elected a committee to run activities to raise money for the needy. Chevalier Eddie Vella was elected President with the title of Chancellor. Dame Sue Ellen Bugeja was elected Secretary. Chevalier Carmel Saliba was elected Public Relations Chevalier Michael Camilleri Cauchi was elected Committee Member The position of Treasurer is yet to be filled.
PRESENTATION OF 1100 EURO'S TO FR. DOUGLAS YOUSSIF BAZI OF ERBIL IN NORTHERN IRAQ
Monday, 29 June, 2015 Solemnity of the feast of St. Peter and St. Paul in Nadur, Gozo. Malta. Chancellor Chev. Eddie Vella - President of the Grand Chapter of Malta presented a generous donation of 1100 Euro's to Fr. Douglas Youssif of Erbil, in Northern Iraq. The presentation was made on behalf of the Grand Chapters of Melbourne. Vienna in Austria, Malta, the Grand Master and his family. Fr. Douglas Youssif was a guest of the Parish of Nadur, in Gozo for the feast of St. Peter and Paul.
Investiture Ceremony in Malta 2015.
The investiture ceremony took place on Thursday, 25 June at the Nadur Town Hall. Three candidates were nominated for knighthood. Veronica Camilleri Cauchi, Marlene Muscat and Carmen Cefai. The ceremony was presided by the Chancellor Chev. Eddie Vella and assisted by Grand Prior Chev. Denis Mifsud and Prior Chev. Charlie Xuereb.
Novena Mass in the Basilica
The Knights of the Grand Chapter of Malta afterwards attended the Novena Mass in the Basilica of St. Peter & St. Paul in Nadur, Gozo.
Investiture ceremony in Malta 2014
The Grand Chapter of Malta held its investiture ceremony on Wednesday 25 June, 2014. The Investiture ceremony was presided by the Grand Master H.E. Peter Paul Portelli during his visit to his home country. He was assisted by Prior Chev. Charlie Xuereb.
Afterwards the Knights attended the Novena Mass in the Basilica of St. Peter & St. Paul.
New Knights for the Grand Chapter of Malta
The Supreme Council in its meeting of Friday, 14 November, 2014, approved the nomination of Francis Huggerty. Born in Liverpool, England and lives in Limassol Cyprus. Chevalier Francis Huggerty chose to be a member of the Grand Chapter of Malta.
Investiture ceremony in Malta 2011
The investiture ceremony was presided by acting prior Chev. Carmel Saliba and assisted by Chev. Michael Camilleri Cauchi.
Picture Acting Prior Chev. Carmel Saliba appointing Charlie Xuereb Knight and Prior for the Chapter of Malta.
INVESTITURE CEREMONY IN 2012
The investiture ceremony in Nadur, was held on Friday, 14 December, 2012. Chev. Joe Zerafa was the MC for the occasion. The Mayor of Nadur, Cr. Charles Said, made a welcoming speech. He alsoassisted in the ceremony.
Picture: The Mayor of Nadur Cr. Charles Said is presenting the certificate to newky appointed knight Chev. Eddie Vella.
DONATIONS IN 2012
On Saturday, 21 January, The Knights of St. Peter and St. Paul in Nadur, Gozo, donated a sum of 300 dollars to the mission of Fr. Raymond Portelli. Fr. Raymond is a missionary priest at St. Martin De Porres inIquitos, Peru. Chevalier Michael Camilleri Cauchi presented the money on behalf of the Confraternity of the Knights of St. Peter and St. Paul. In his speech Chev. Michael Camilleri Cauchi said that the money was raised by the Grand Priory in Melbourne.
INVESTITURE CEREMONY IN 2011
The investiture of the Knights of St. Peter and St. Paul took place on Wednesday evening at the Nadur Town Hall . The Grand Master of the Confraternity Peter Paul Portelli started the ceremony by elevating the branch in Nadur to Grand Priory. In his opening speech the Grand Master said that “the seat of the priory on the Maltese Islands is in Nadur, which is his birth place and he wanted to raise it to Grand Priory.” He also thanked the Nadur Local Council for providing the Town Hall for the investiture. The candidates for the investiture were the Minister for Gozo, Giovanna Debono, Ms. Maria Natoli a local Pharmacist, Michael Camilleri Cauchi and Adonai Camilleri Cauchi local artists, Andrew Muscat a tireless local community leader, Carmel Saliba of Victoria Public Relation Officer of the Emergency Response and Rescue Corps (ERRC) and regular contributor for –nadurjana.com/and Charlie Borg of Fontana who resides in Melbourne and he is the Coordinator of the Marian Centre of Ta’ Pinu in Bacchus Marsh. These candidates were anointed Chevaliers of the Confraternity of St. Peter and St. Paul and presented with a medal and a certificate. The ceremony was attended by Chev. Joseph Zerafa and Chev. Andrew Muscat Pisani. The Grand Prior, Dr. Chris Said was not able to attend the ceremony. After the investiture the Minister for Gozo, Dame Giovanna Debono, made a speech. She said “Peter Paul Portelli left Malta many years ago but his heart is still here in Nadur.” The Minister then thanked him for his initiative “to keep us close with the Maltese and Gozitans especially Nadurin in Australia and other parts of the world by establishing the Confraternity of St. Peter and St. Paul.” Dame Maria Natoli a local Councillor and Pharmacist spoke on behalf of the Nadur Local Council. The Grand Master, Peter Paul Portelli, ended the ceremony by congratulating the new Chevaliers and thanking the audience for their attendance. Picture from left: Chev. Michael Camilleri Cauchi, Chev. Andrew Muscat, Chev. Charlie Borg, Chev. Carmel Saliba, Dame Maria Natoli, Grand Master H.S.H. Peter Paul Portelli, Dame Giovanna Debono MP, Chev. Andrew Muscat Pisani, Chev. Guzi Zerafa and Chev. Adonai Camilleri Cauchi.
Opening of the Chapter of Malta in 2000
In the year 2000, a new priory on the Islands of Malta and Gozo was officially established under the patronage of the Nadur Municipal Council. The investiture ceremony took place in the Basilica of St. Peter & St. Paul in the parish of Nadur.The mass commenced at 7.00 pm. in a day that was dedicated to the migrants. The prime celebrant was Mgr. Sam Muscat Archpriest of Nadur, he was assisted by a large number of priests. After the panegyric the Grand Prior who was on holidays on the islands, made a short speech on the aims of the Order and the need to honour local members for their dedications and tireless work in their locality. The Grand Prior then called the first candidates to the new priory on the Maltese Islands to take their vow. These were Dr. Chris Said - Mayor, Mgr. Salv Pace, Can. Carmel Portelli, Joseph Zerafa, Peter Paul Camilleri, Andrew Muscat, and Joe Curmi. On Friday 28 June three members of the Order took part in the procession around St. Peter and Paul’s Square before the service in the basilica.
The Priory of Nadur in Gozo from left: Chev. Can. Karm Portelli, Chev. Joseph Curmi, Chev. Andrew Muscat, Grand Prior Chev. Peter Paul Portelli, Chev. Dr. Chris Said, Chev. Guzi Zerafa, Chev. Peter Paul Camilleri and Chev. Mgr. Salv Pace.