About Us

The community behind the vision

The MSSP Oratory is run by a community of four MSSP priests, led by Director Fr. Martin Cilia. The other members are Fr. Frankie Cini, Fr. Clinton Farrugia, and Fr. Giovann Tabone. Other MSSP members visit from time to time, or for particular activities.  The Missionary Society of St. Paul, has been present at this Oratory since 1927, when the Founder of this same Society and Servant of God, Joseph De Piro, sent the first MSSP members to this place, following earlier years marked by the presence of the Freres and the Salesians.

Fr Martin Cilia mssp, Director

We welcome you to this new website of the MSSP Oratory.  Through this medium we wish to let you get to know more about our community life as we strive to live our faith in radically and joy.  The MSSP Oratory is a community made up of different communities where through the Word of God which is preached, celebrated, and lived out, we try to live the beauty of Christian life.

Until Christ is formed in you,” these words of St. Paul, adopted by Joseph De Piro for the students during formation in the Missionary Society of St. Paul, ring so true for the MSSP Oratory! Over several years so many, priests, brothers and dedicated lay people have given wholeheartedly for this place to be a hub for learning, youth, and families. We give thanks to God for the faithfulness of so many people who have blessed this place since 1910!

In four key principles

Our Vision

Word of God

The main focus at the MSSP Oratory is to allow time and space as individuals but also together with others, for His word to be a lamp to our feet and a light to our paths.


Encouraged and driven by the words of St Paul, all who attend the MSSP Oratory are encouraged to give value to the other; people are not just a number but hold a name, identity and story.


Everything we live and witness as a community at the MSSP Oratory revolves around Liturgy, from the daily celebration of the Eucharist, to celebrating the peak liturgical feasts.


In receiving the gifts provided by the Liturgy and being in communion with others, the community is thus called to share and give unto others a taste of what it is receiving.

A sneak peek of our 100+ years of ministry.

Our History in pictures