01 June 2021

IN MEMORIAM

 


Frei Ġwann Xerri O.P.

1947-2021


B'sobgħa kbira nħabbru l-mewt ta' Fra Ġwann Xerri, missjunarju Malti fil-Brażil, li kien ħabib kbir ta' Drachma u ko-fundatur ta' Drachma Parents Group. 

Huwa kien jaf lil Drachma Parents Group titwieled, u kellu sehem qawwi ħafna fiha.  Kien dejjem jiggwidana bil-kliem tiegħu, jagħmlina kuraġġ u jgħinna nimxu l-quddiem b'ħafna mħabba u sinċerita'.  

Nsellmulu minn hawn.  J'Alla l-Mulej jilqgħu fi ħdanu u jagħtih il-glorja tal-ġenna.

Strieħ fis-sliem għażiż Fra Joao.  ❤

With great sorrow, we announce the passing away of Fra Ġwann Xerri, a Maltese missionary in Brazil, who was a very close friend of Drachma  and co-founder of Drachma Parents Group.

He was one of the founding members of Drachma Parents Group and played a very important role. He guided us with his very wise words, with his insights, encouraging us forth in the path of love.

We remember him with love. May the Lord God grant him eternal peace.

Rest in peace, dearest Fra Joao. ❤

18 May 2021

Next LGBTI meeting

 


Our next LGBTI meeting will be held on Friday, 21 May at 7.30 pm on ZOOM.


To join click here

11 May 2021

IDAHO 2021

INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST HOMOPHOBIA, BIPHOBIA AND TRANSPHOBIA (IDAHOBIT) 





Drachma would like to invite you to the annual vigil for the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT or IDAHO for short) this coming Monday 17 May 2021, joining other LGBTIQ+ communities in Malta and around the world. The vigil shall include a moment of prayer and testimonies by a trans person and his family.

The meeting will be held online via ZOOM. To join click here

02 May 2021

LGBTI meeting - Friday 5 May 2021

 


In this session, we will be looking at the diversity and uniqueness of Queer Family Patterns. 

To join: Join Zoom Meeting click here

07 April 2021

Easter Get Together


 

Our next activity for all of Drachma's community (parents, family members and LGBTI members) will be organised on Friday 16 April at 7.30 pm and will be replacing the traditional Easter Get Together activity. 

It will take the form of a biblical reflection and discussion. Please circulate and share with friends, family and any others who may be interested to join!

To join on the day click here   


30 March 2021

Good Friday reflection and moment of prayer 2021

 


You are all invited to join for this one-hour biblical reflection and prayer on Good Friday.

To join click here

16 March 2021

Lenten Retreat ONLINE



Qegħdin ukoll fil-qalba tar-Randan, u Drachma għandu din it-tradizzjoni sabiħa ħafna, fejn ninġabru ftit flimkien għal ftit ħin ta' reflessjoni u talb.  Din is-sena din ser nagħmluha ukoll, biss din id-darba ser nagħmluha online.  


Data:       19 ta' Marzu 2021
Ħin:          08.45 - 12.00
Kelliem:    Fr. Kevin Schembri

Tema:      

Ħadd minnkom m'hu se jintilef (Atti 27, 22)
Il-vjaġġ ta' Pawlu lejn Malta u l-vjaġġ tiegħi lejn....



Programm:
  • 0845-0900:  Niltaqgħu online
  • 0900-0915:  Introduzzjoni
  • 0915-1000:  Reflessjoni minn Fr. Kevin
  • 1000-1045:  Reflessjoni individwali (fil-kumdita ta' darek)
  • 1045-1050:  Nerġgħu niltaqgħu online
  • 1050-1150:  Qsim tar-riflessjonijiet personali

  • 1150-1200:  Talb tal-għeluq

Response to the CDF Responsum on blessings on same-sex relationship

 



      


Comment by Drachma:

It is sad and deeply regrettable to get this kind of response from the Vatican. To us, it sounds like the Church wants to keep its head in the sand, and remain completely in oblivion about the 'new' wine of same-sex relationships. Why does the Church keep on hankering about 'homosexual inclinations'? Why is it still in denial about the reality of LGBTIQ people and their place in the diverse order of God's nature?

Christopher Vella, Coordinator (LGBTI) and husband Tyrone commented: "As a married same-sex couple, it is deeply saddening that the Church remains blind to the sacramentality of our relationship, and continues to use terms such as 'sin' and 'against God's plan'. 

Louisa Grech, Coordinator (Parents): 'So very sad to learn about the position the Church has taken on same-sex blessings! The Pope had once said these words of hope: 'Who am I to judge?'. But now again, our sons and daughters, our loved ones, are being harshly judged, just because they wish to show their love to their soulmate! How very, very sad!"

Let us pray that the Church gets its Damascus moment and like Paul opens its eyes to the harm that such statements make. May it, like Peter, understand that 'What God has made clean, you are not to call profane'. 



02 March 2021

Next LGBTI meeting - Friday 5 March 2021


 

In this session, we will be looking at Queer Saints, both those who are canonised and others who are not. Everyone is called to holiness, and being queer, can actually be the key to holiness!  


To join: Join Zoom Meeting click here








15 February 2021

LGBTI meeting - Friday 19 February 2021 ONLINE

 


In this session, we will be looking at famous queer people who left an impact on the world and appreciate their contribution to our world. This session was originally scheduled for Friday 15 January, but was postponed due to lack of attendance. It is now being scheduled as an online meeting. To join: Join Zoom Meeting click here