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  • Easter Sunday in Xewkija

    Easter Sunday in Xewkija

    Easter was celebrated last Sunday in Xewkija with a procession through the streets of the town with the statue of the Risen Christ, accompanied by performances by the Precursor Band. Photo shows the statue being carried out of the Xewkija Rotunda.

  • Huge figolla raises €3,520 for Puttinu

    Huge figolla raises €3,520 for Puttinu

    A total of €3,520 was raised in aid of Puttinu Cares from donations made by people visiting Arkadia commercial centre, Victoria, on Easter Saturday. As a token of appreciation they were given a slice of a huge Easter pie (figolla) prepared by...

  • Having fun at Villa Rundle

    Having fun at Villa Rundle

    A fun Easter activity for families entitled Hip Hop Hurray was held at Villa Rundle Gardens, Victoria, last Sunday. The event included party games, rides, a bouncy castle, crafts, dancing and storytelling, animators in costume and the distribution...

  • Victoria Scouts Camp in Dwejra

    Victoria Scouts Camp in Dwejra

    Victoria Scout Group organised its annual Easter camp at Dwejra.  During the event the four sections of the group – the Cub Scout Packs, the Troop Section, the Venture Unit and the Rover Crew – took part in various activities including athletics,...

  • For your diary

    • A blood donation session will be held at the Gozo General Hospital Outpatients Department today from 8am to 1pm and on Tuesday from 1 to 5pm. • The 33rd edition of the traditional Fiera ta’ l-Għadira will be held today from noon onwards at...

  • World Youth Day in Xagħra

    World Youth Day in Xagħra

    To celebrate World Youth Day, Xagħra parish marked the triumphal entry of Jesus in Jerusalem where the protagonists were the parish youths. After the blessing of palm fronds and olive branches and readings from the Holy Scripture in Church Street,...

  • Cittadella maths trail

    Cittadella maths trail

    Around 60 students from the Gozo College Secondary School and from the Gozo College Middle School took part in the first edition of the Cittadella maths trail. The aim of this activity, planned by mathematics teachers at the Gozo College Secondary...

  • St George rock-hewn church

    St George rock-hewn church

    George Bruce Levine (right) delivered a lecture on the 13th-century rock-hewn church dedicated to St George (pictured) at Lalibela in Ethiopia at Il-Ħaġar Museum in Victoria. Lalibela is a town in Amhara Region, northern Ethiopia famous for...

  • Pyjama Day for Puttinu Cares

    Pyjama Day for Puttinu Cares

    For the third consecutive year, the students and staff attending the Gozo College Victoria Primary School went to school in their pyjamas and to raise funds for Puttinu Cares. During the activity guest singer Kevin Borg met Year 5 and 6 students...

  • Children Passion procession

    Children Passion procession

    The Għaqda Dilettanti Gimgħa Il-Kbira (Għawdex), in collaboration with Victoria Primary School, organised a Passion procession with the participation of children carrying miniature statues. The procession, entitled Ħallu t-tfal jiġu Għandi,...

  • For your Diary

    • Fr Marcello Ghirlando will celebrate Easter Sunday  Mass at the Poor Clare community, Santa Dminka Street, near Manresa Retreat House, Victoria, at 9.30am. • Mgr Renato Borg will celebrate Easter Sunday Mass for the Italian community in Gozo at...

  • The Crucified in Our Streets

    The Crucified in Our Streets

    L-Imsallab fi Triqatna (The Crucified in Our Streets) was held in Victoria by the Għaqda Dilettanti Ġimgħa l-Kbira – Għawdex on April 1. The performance started from St Augustine Square with a parade by Roman soldiers and continued with episodes...

  • New statue for St James church in Victoria

    New statue for St James church in Victoria

    On the occasion of the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, Gozo Bishop Mario Grech blessed a new statue of St James to be exhibited at St James church in Victoria. The statue was made by Manwel Farrugia and commissioned by Fr Ġorġ Borg, rector of St...

  • Għajnsielem exhibition

    Għajnsielem exhibition

    An exhibition on the Passion of Our Lord is being held at St Anthony church, Għajnsielem. The display enables visitors to experience the last moments in the life of Christ in an ambience reminiscent of the times. The exhibition is open today from...

  • For your diary

    • The Friends of the Sick and Elderly (Gozo) are organising a charity sale at the Victoria football ground (next to the car park) today from 7.30am to 1pm. Ten euros per car space on the day. • An art and antiques exhibition in aid of Arka...

  • Holy Week events and celebrations

    • Gozo Bishop Mario Grech will lead the blessing of palm and olive branches at the Cathedral in Victoria today at 10.15am, followed by Mass. On Maundy Thursday, there will be morning prayers at 8.30am, followed by Mass of Holy Chrism at 9am. Mgr...

  • 1st Victoria BC Unit inaugurated

    1st Victoria BC Unit inaugurated

    The Malta Girl Guides Association inaugurated a new Guides unit in Gozo – 1st Victoria BC Unit. It takes the name after the hosting school – the Bishop’s Conservatory Secondary School. The event, in the school’s hall, opened with Mass celebrated...

  • Fitness drive for Oasi

    Fitness drive for Oasi

    Leo’s Fitness Classes organised a special class at the Sacred Heart Seminary Fitness Centre in aid of the Oasi Foundation. Those attending the one-hour session were given fitness intelligence guidelines by Leo.

  • World Water Day

    World Water Day

    The Unesco Education, Science and Culture Centre at Wied il-Lunzjata joined the rest of the world to commemorate World Water Day. The colourful programme included a variety of activities, including songs by schoolchildren, messages, an appeal by...

  • Coming up

    • Gaulitana’s OPERA+ Weekend continues today with a concert, entitled Silvery Sounds Before Lunch, by flutist Mina Ghobrial and pianist Angela Meluso at the Gozo Ministry hall in Victoria at 11am. Works by Fauré, Tomasi, Gluck, Halaka, Gaubert,...

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