Fr Blake Camilleri
Fr Blake Camilleri was born on the 8th of May 1984 and comes from the parish of Hal Balzan. He received his primary education at Stella Maris in Hal Balzan, and his secondary education at the Archbishop’s minor seminary at Tal-Virtu’ in Rabat. He continued his studies at the Faculty of Theology where he obtained his Bachelor of Sacred Theology and also his Licientiate in Pastoral Theology.
Fr Blake was ordained to the priesthood on the 23 of June 2010. His was first assigned as a deacon to work in the parish of The Assumption of Mary in Mosta, wherein later on he also became the vice-parish priest of the same parish.
Later on Fr Blake also studied for two years at the Accademia Pontificia Ecclesiastica in Rome.
Before he was appointed parish priest of the parish of Mary Immaculate, Mother of the Church in Ibrag, he also served as a vice-parish priest for seven months in St Philip’s Parish in Haz Zebbug.
Fr James Saydon
Assistant Parish Priest
Fr James Saydon was born on 23 November 1990. He received his primary education at St Francis School in Msida, and his secondary education at St Michael School in Qormi. After completing his post-secondary education, he continued his studies at the Faculty of Theology, where he obtained a Bachelor of Sacred Theology and also a Licentiate in Pastoral Theology.
Fr James was ordained a priest on 29 June 2016. He started his pastoral ministry as a deacon in the Parish of St Sebastian Martyr in Qormi. After his ordination, Fr James was sent to serve as a priest in the parish of Mary Immaculate, Mother of the Church.
Mons. Victor Grech
Mons. Victor Grech was born in Bormla on the 19th of October 1929. After graduating from the University of Malta, he was ordained to the priesthood on the 17th of March 1956. After serving as a vice-rector and also as a rector at the Archbishop’ Seminary, in 1977, Mons. Victor Grech was appointed as the Archbishop’s Delegate for the Secretariat, for Diocesan Social and Charitable Action.
A few months later he became the Director of Caritas Malta, and was instrumental in the launching of various intiatives and projects to help the poor and those who were in need of rehabilitation from drugs. After occupying this position for 37 years, he officially resigned in 2014. Mons Grech has been residing in Ibrag for the last 25 years, and says Mass regulary in the parish.