The Malta Independent 13 November 2019, Wednesday

First Communion in Nadur

Sunday, 16 June 2019, 08:49 Last update: about 6 months ago

In our village, we had the custom of the local village band accompanying the children making their First Communion in the street from the Museum Centre to the church. It took only a matter of 20 minutes, and sometimes we were just a handful of players, but it made a nice atmosphere.

For the past two years now, this custom has been stopped: the powers-that-be in Nadur deemed it so. It seems that everywhere in the world it is the young and vulnerable who get the worst of deals. I do not wish to find who is at fault because I think there is good will from all sides. However, it was one of the best services that the local village band carried out in Nadur – so poignant and nice – and I suggest that this custom is started again as soon as possible.


Joe Portelli


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