Rev. Marco Portelli

Academic Qualifications

Master of Arts (Hons.) in Spiritual Companionship, University of Malta.
Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in Theology and Human Studies, University of Malta.


A diocesan priest within the Archdiocese of Malta, he commenced his ministry as a vice-parish priest within the parishes of Msida (1996-1999) and Naxxar (1999-2003). Subsequently, he assumed the role of parish priest at Paola Lourdes (2003-2006). His commitment extended to the Diocesan Youth Commission (KDZ) (2006-2015) and the MCAST Chaplaincy (2007-2014).

Following this, he served as a Chaplain at Junior College, Msida (2014-2019). Presently, he holds the position of Coordinator for Pastoral Work with Separated Persons, concurrently serving as a visiting Chaplain across various Church Schools. Since 2011, he has been engaged as a lecturer at the Pastoral Formation Institute, instructing in the course of Pastoral Care / Chaplaincy in Schools, with a specific focus on spirituality.

His academic accomplishments include a BA (Hons) (Melit.) in Theology and Human Studies (1996), as well as an MA (Melit.) in Spiritual Companionship (2011). Currently, he is an Ordained Chaplain in two schools: Sacred Heart Senior School in St Julian’s and St Dorothy Junior School in Sliema.