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  • Marian manifestation at Marsalforn

    Marian manifestation at Marsalforn

    A congregation of 400 faithful attended the annual diocesan Marian manifestation in Marsalforn. The activity began with the reciting of the rosary, after which Gozo Bishop Mario Grech led a concelebrated Mass. The bishop called on the faithful to...

  • Għajnsielem exhibition

    Għajnsielem exhibition

    An exhibition of works by Għajnsielem’s late archpriest Joseph Zerafa is open today at Ta’ Serafina House, Perellos Street, Għajnsielem. It includes models of the present and former parish churches, Lourdes chapel and the għajn tal-ħasselin...

  • UK school choir concert

    UK school choir concert

    The choir of the Emanuel School, London, included Gozo in its 2015 tour and gave a concert at Nativity of Our Lady basilica, Xagħra. The choir was directed by Allan Clay.

  • Xagħra parish priest painting

    Xagħra parish priest painting

    A portrait of former Xagħra parish priest John-Baptist Grech (1881-1891) was added to a series of paintings of past parish priests in the parish church sacristy. The latest portrait is the work of artist Paul Camilleri-Cauchi.

  • Crafts workshops for students

    Crafts workshops for students

    Gozitan Skolasajf students took part in workshops in weaving, lace and pottery-making, aimed at reviving interest in traditional local crafts. The workshops were held at the Education, Science and Culture Centre in Lunzjata Valley, Victoria, in...

  • Bishop’s consecration at Ta’ Pinu

    Bishop’s consecration at Ta’ Pinu

    Coadjutor Bishop designate for Tripoli, Libya, George Bugeja, was interviewed on Għajnsielem’s community radio Radio Lauretana. He talked about his vocation as a Franciscan friar, his various pastoral work assignments and his five-year experience...

  • Children’s activities to mark Don Bosco anniversary

    Children’s activities to mark Don Bosco anniversary

    Various children’s activities were held at Don Bosco oratory, Victoria, to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of St John Bosco, patron saint of children. A Mass animated with puppets was celebrated by Daniel Cardona, archpriest of Żebbuġ, Malta.

  • New Franciscan centre to be built

    New Franciscan centre to be built

    The foundation stone of a new Franciscan centre was laid by the provincial of St Francis conventual order in Malta, Alfred Calleja, at a site behind the order’s church in Victoria. The ceremony was preceded by Mass and a procession. The centre...

  • Concert for feast of Our Lady of Loreto

    Concert for feast of Our Lady of Loreto

    As part of celebrations marking the feast of Our Lady of Loreto, which is being held today in Għajnsielem, St Joseph Band, directed by Frankie Debono, performed a concert of classical works in front of the club’s premises.

  • Upcoming social events

    • The feast of Our Lady of Loreto will be celebrated in Għajnsielem today. Bishop Mario Grech will concelebrate Mass with the parish clergy at 9am. Archpriest Frankie Bajada will deliver the panegyric. Horse races in Mġarr Road start at 2pm.

  • Dance academy show in Victoria

    Dance academy show in Victoria

    About 200 children from Centre Stage Dance Academy performed in an open-air 90-minute show staged in Victoria in collaboration with Gozo Cultural Council. Modern jazz, ballet, hip hop and contemporary dances directed and choreographed by Natalie...

  • Għajnsielemfest

    Għajnsielemfest

    Għajnsielemfest, organised by the village local council, was this year held over two days and included the band Novel, singer Amber and DJ Alex Grech.

  • Don Bosco anniversary

    Don Bosco anniversary

    Activities in Gozo marking the 200th anniversary of St John Bosco’s birth kicked off last Sunday with a parade by the Salesian Boys Brigade of Sliema through Victoria’s main streets. This was followed by a procession with the statue of the saint...

  • Oriana in Gozo

    Oriana in Gozo

    Over 1,200 passengers disembarked to tour Gozo when their cruise ship Oriana, operated by P&O, called at Mġarr last Sunday. It was the ship’s first visit to Gozo. Local agents MBL expressed satisfaction that Carnival had included Gozo in its...

  • Santa Marija agrarian show

    Santa Marija agrarian show

    The traditional Santa Marija Show was held at Villa Rundle Gardens, Victoria, last week. A total of 105 competitors took part in the two-day agrarian exhibition, displaying 3,690 items, including agricultural produce, livestock, poultry, cows,...

  • Upcoming events

    • The feast of the Assumption of Our Lady will be celebrated today in Żebbuġ. Gozo Bishop Mario Grech will concelebrate Pontifical Mass with the parish clergy at 9am in the parish church. Mgr Lawrenz Sciberras will deliver the panegyric. At...

  • Open day at Comino tower

    Open day at Comino tower

    Santa Marija Tower on Comino will be open to the public on Saturday from 11am to 7pm. Din l-Art Ħelwa volunteers will escort visitors around the site and give historical information about the watch tower, built in 1618 during Grand Master Alof de...

  • Ceramics festival held in Xlendi

    Ceramics festival held in Xlendi

    The third edition of the Gozo Ceramics festival was held in Xlendi. Ceramicists produced and exhibited works at the event, and children were able to try their hand at making ceramics. There were also local live bands and free visits to the...

  • Iċ-Ċittadella paintings

    Iċ-Ċittadella paintings

    Paintings by Vince Caruana, Aaron Formosa, Dennis Mompalao and George Scicluna are on display at a collective exhibition entitled Iċ-Ċittadella set up by the Gozo Cultural Council at Il-Ħaġar Heart of Gozo museum, St George’s Square, Victoria.

  • Feast of St Clare celebrated

    Feast of St Clare celebrated

    The Poor Clare community in Victoria celebrated the feast of their foundress, St Clare of Assisi, with a Mass celebrated by Coadjutor Bishop of Tripoli George Bugeja, assisted by Vicar General of the Gozo diocese Tarcisio Camilleri and chaplain to...

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