Welcome to the Catholic Diocese of Gibraltar Peace be with you!

Welcome to the Diocese of Gibraltar!

Christmas is about God’s love and the Good News, God has sent his son to save us.

The call to be vigilant is always present in the Gospel we read during the first Sunday of Advent.

To be vigilant or to watch out means that we must not allow ourselves to be superficial or distracted, but to be conscious of the kind of life we are leading  and show concern above all for others.

Advent is a time given to us to welcome baby Jesus, who comes to meet us as God made man.  We are also invited to look ahead and prepare ourselves for the return of Christ.

Christ will return again at Christmas, when we remember how he came to us born in humble human conditions.  But Christ also comes to us every time we are ready to receive him.

We must always be watchful and alert to Christ’s presence with the hope of meeting him.

God shows us the right path of faith and love, but we are tempted to look for our happiness somewhere else.

We are invited in Advent to stop walking along paths that take us away from God, when we are lost in our sins and in our infidelity to the Lord.

May Mary, the model of vigilant expectation, guide us to an encounter with her son Jesus at the same time stimulating our love for him.

Peace be with you!

+Carmel Zammit
Bishop of Gibraltar

Carmel Zammit, Bishop of Gibraltar


Grant your faithful, we pray, almighty God,
the resolve to run forth to meet your Christ
with righteous deeds at his coming,
so that, gathered at his right hand,
they may be worthy to possess the heavenly kingdom.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God, for ever and ever.

From the Collect of the First Sunday of Advent.

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Christmas Anticipation Prayer

By | Christmas, News

Beginning on St. Andrew the Apostle’s feast day, November 30…

The following beautiful prayer is traditionally recited fifteen times a day until Christmas. This is a very meditative prayer that helps us increase our awareness of the real focus of Christmas and helps us prepare ourselves spiritually for His coming.


Hail and blessed

be the hour and moment

in which the Son of God was born

of the most pure Virgin Mary,

at midnight, in Bethlehem, in piercing cold.

In that hour vouchsafe, O my God,

to hear my prayer and grant my desires,

[here mention your request]

through the merits of

our Saviour Jesus Christ,

and of His blessed Mother.


Bishop emeritus of Cádiz y Ceuta dies

By | Bishop Carmel, News

The Bishop emeritus of our neighbouring sister diocese of Cádiz y Ceuta (Spain), the Rt. Rev. Antonio Ceballos, has died.
He was good, faithful pastor of his flock, and a true friend to the Catholic Church in Gibraltar.
May he rest in peace.
His funeral will take place tomorrow, Friday 23rd September, from Cádiz Cathedral at noon, and will be attended by Bishop Carmel.
Aid to the church in need


Aid to the Church in Need

Is a charity helping Christians in persecution and suffering in various parts of the world, especially where there is conflict. This year the bishop has chosen ACN (Gibraltar) as the charity of choice for the Diocese.

Cornerstone Bookshop

273 Main Street


Catholic Books and gifts.

“Have you not read the Scriptures?”

“The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone”

Matthew 12.10.


“If we don’t have it in stock we will get it for you”

The Cornerstone bookshop is part of the Catholic Diocese of Gibraltar.

Staffed entirely by volunteers



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