FESTA MADONNA TAL-ĠILJU 2014
Friday, June 06, 2014 | Skeda-13 / Festa 2015 Gathering
4:00pm: Launching of the 13th schedule of the community radio station Tal-Ġilju FM 95.4
8:00pm: Blue Costume Party organised by the Youth Section at the Club’s Premises.
Saturday, June 07, 2014 | Pasta Night
8:00pm: Pasta Night in Mqabba Square with the participation of local talent including ‘Renato’. Tickets from the Women’s Section.
Sunday, June 08, 2014 | Exposition of the Statue of Our Lady of the Lily in Mqabba Parish Church.
10:30am: Ceremony of the Exposition of the Statue of Our Lady of the Lily in Mqabba Parish Church.
12:00pm: Day Fireworks Display
07:30pm: Marian Ceremony at Mqabba Bypass with the participation of children and the Our Lady of the Lily Band, proceeding to the village’s square, followed by the members’ and supporters’ annual reception.
09:30pm: Aerial fireworks display.
Monday, June 09, 2014 | Lily Juniors and Youths Day
5:30pm: Presentation of Babies and Children to Our Lady of the Lily at Mqabba Parish Church.
6:30pm: Mass with the participation of children and youths.
8:30pm: March by the Banda Spinola ta’ San Ġiljan.
11:30pm: Ground Fireworks (Triq Karmenu Ciantar)
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 | Lily Band Day
6:30pm – Mass as suffrage for the late members of the Lily Fireworks Factory – Celebrant Fr. Manwel Caruana.
8:30pm – Vocal and instrumental programme by Our Lady of the Lily Band on the artistic bandstand in Mqabba Square under the Patronage of her excellency Dr Anġlu Farrugia – Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 | Members, Musicians and Benefactors Day
06:30pm: Mass as suffrage for the late Society and Confraternity members. Celebrant Patri Adrian Cachia OFM.
08:30pm: Band March by the St Leonard Band from Kirkop. The Route: Pjazza tal-Knisja, Sptar il-Qadim, Mikelanġ Sapiano, Konvoj ta’ Santa Marija, Mentna, Kirkop, Katakombi, Dun Gerald Mangion, Dun Nikol Zammit, Kirkop, Nazzarenu, Mikiel Zammit, Ħajt tal-Matla, Kirkop, Triq il-Majjistra Mikelina Galea, Mikiel Zammit, Dun Gerald Mangion, Katakombi, Konvoj ta’ Santa Marija, Venuti, Ħajt tal-Matla, Dun Anġ Mallia, Nazzarenu, Triq Karmenu Ciantar, Pjazza.
09:30pm: Aerial Fireworks Display.
10:30pm: Band March will continue through Triq San Bażilju, Pjazza, Karmelu, Valletta, Duluri and will end up in front of the Society’s band club.
Thursday, June 12, 2014 | Thursday March
06:30pm: Mass at Mqabba Parish Church with the participation of the Saint Vincent de Paule Residents. Celebrant Fr Raymond Cassar and Fr Stefan Galea.
08:30pm: March by Tarxien Band Marija Annunzjata.
09:30pm: Aerial Fireworks Display
10:30pm: March continues with the participation of the our society youths via the route il-Pjazza, Triq San Bażilju and will end in front of our society Sede.
Friday, June 13, 2014 | Traditional Friday March
08:00am: Mass at Mqabba Parish Church
06:30pm: Mass at Mqabba parish Church
09:00pm: The Grand March by the Our Lady of the Lily Band of Mqabba.
09:00pm: Aerial Fireworks Display
10:00pm: Band March continues through Triq Karmenu Ciantar until it reaches the village square. Afterwards the traditional uplifting of the Statue of Our Lady of the Lily on the Grand Pedestal in Mqabba Square.
12:00am: Ground Fireworks Display.
Saturday, June 14, 2014 | Eve of the Feast
08:00am: Mass at Mqabba Parish Church
08:30am: Penance Service in the Parish Church (until 10:30am).
04:30pm: Penance Service in the Parish Church (until 06:30pm). We encourage you to come forward to Confession and Communion during our Feast celebrations.
06:00pm: Solemn Vespers and Eucharistic celebration by the priest Fr George Spiter.
06:30pm: Mass with the participation of the Parish Choir.
08:00pm: Day Fireworks Display
08:00pm: Band March by the Banda La Valette.
08:30pm: Musical programme on the artistic bandstand by the Filarmonica Nazionale La Valette.
09:45pm: Main aerial fireworks display.
11:30pm: Main ground fireworks display.
Sunday, June 15, 2014 | Our Lady of the Lily Feast Day
07:00am: Mass at the Parish Church with the homily.
08:00am: Mass at the Parish Church with the homily.
09:00am: Solemn High Mass at Mqabba Parish Church.
10:45am: Mass at the Parish Church with the homily.
11:45am: Mass at the Parish Church with the homily.
12:00pm: Day Fireworks Display.
01:00pm: Traditional Mid-day March by Our Lady of the Lily Band
06:00pm: March by the St. Andrew’s Band of Luqa
06:00pm: Solemn Vespers and Eucharistic celebration.
06:30pm: March by the Banda Maria Mater Gratiae.
07:15pm: Exit of the Solemn Procession with the Statue of Our Lady of the Lily from Mqabba Parish Church, accompanied by a day fireworks display.
08:45pm: Arrival of the procession in front of the Lily band Club and execution of the Grand Hymn to Our Lady of the Lily, accompanied by an aerial fireworks display.
10:00pm: Entrance of the Procession at Mqabba Parish Church, followed by a Eucharistic celebration and thanksgiving ceremony with the participation of members within the Lily Fireworks.
10:30pm: Conclusive Band March by Our Lady of the Lily Band.
Monday, June 16, 2014 | Traditional Xalata
1:30pm: Traditional Xalata – departure from the Parish square. Like every year we first go to Armier and then to Bahar ic-Caghaq.
7:00pm: We meet in front of the tunnel entrance so that we start the traditional triumphal entrance to the village square by passing through our nearby villages.
All our supporters are encouraged to give their help to dismantle the scaffolding and to clean up the fields from any danger.