• Anniversary of Padre Pio’s death

    Anniversary of Padre Pio’s death

    Members of Padre Pio prayer groups in Gozo gathered at Our Lady of Graces sanctuary, Victoria, to celebrate the feast of Padre Pio of Pietrelcina on the 47th anniversary of the saint’s death. The meeting began with the reciting of the rosary...

  • Feast of Jesus of Nazareth

    Feast of Jesus of Nazareth

    An evening of song, dance and music was held at the square in front of the church of Jesus of Nazareth, Xagħra, as part of celebrations marking the feast of Jesus of Nazareth. Singers Marisa D’Amato, Miriana Farrugia, Rodney Hili, Marika Tabone,...

  • Scholastic year inaugurated

    Scholastic year inaugurated

    The new scholastic year was inaugurated for the 346 students at the Sacred Heart Minor Seminary, Victoria, with Mass concelebrated by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech, headmaster Can. Emanuel Saliba and other members of staff.

  • Improved access to Għar Ilma

    Improved access to Għar Ilma

    A new viewing point has been built over an aqueduct built in the 1880s that runs from Għar Ilma cave in Santa Luċija to the Capuchin convent in Victoria. HSBC Bank Malta donated €5,700 towards the project as part of its Catch the Drop water...

  • Pupil’s heroism celebrated

    Pupil’s heroism celebrated

    At the first morning assembly of the new scholastic year at Victoria primary, school head Lelio Spiteri presented Year 6 pupil Karl Curmi a token of appreciation on behalf of the school staff. Curmi performed a heroic deed a few weeks ago when he...

  • Cruise liners’ visit

    Cruise liners’ visit

    Two cruise liners – the Crystal Serenity and the Seabourn Sojourn (right) – anchored off Mġarr harbour on September 26 and 27, enabling their passengers to tour Gozo.

  • Bridging the gap

    Bridging the gap

    An exhibition of paintings, including triptychs, by Charlotte Wallis, is being held at Il-Ħaġar – Heart of Gozo museum, St George’s Square, Victoria. The theme of the exhibition, entitled Bridging the Gap, is the artist’s exploration of the...

  • Upcoming events

    • The feast of St Francis of Assisi will be celebrated today at Our Lady of Graces Sanctuary, Victoria. Coadjutor Bishop of Garissa, Kenya, Joseph Alessandro will lead Mass at 9am, followed by the traditional blessing of pets and animals on the...

  • Kempo Arnis training camp

    Kempo Arnis Federation Malta will hold its fifth annual autumn training camp from October 24 to 27 at the Gozo Sports complex, Victoria. It will include instructor’s courses, seminars, tournaments and belt testing for KAF members. All sessions...

  • Painting music on canvas

    Painting music on canvas

    ‘Canvas music’, an exhibition displaying a revolutionary concept of creating unique canvas paintings of any song, is being held by Richard Bourne at the Gozo Ministry halls, Victoria. The exhibition includes paintings of songs by Depeche Mode, The...

  • Promoting children’s exercise

    Promoting children’s exercise

    Gozo General Hospital’s Health Promotion Unit has embarked on a pilot project aimed at changing children’s attitudes towards exercise. Entitled Exercise Programme for Overweight Children (EPOC), the project is being offered in collaboration with...

  • Youths’ barbecue in Comino

    Youths’ barbecue in Comino

    A group of youths from Stora Hoga, Sweden, joined youths attending Don Bosco Oratory, Victoria, for an annual summer trip to Comino for a barbecue.

  • Qala International Folk Festival

    Qala International Folk Festival

    The 10th edition of the Qala International Folk Festival ended last Sunday. The three-day event included performances by Ite ad Joseph band, Menħir folk group, other local groups and folk groups from Siekieracy, Poland, and Puglia, Italy. A...

  • Folklore stamp exhibits

    Folklore stamp exhibits

    Stamps and philatelic material on folklore themes were exhibited by the Gozo Philatelic Society at the Qala International Folk Festival. Highlights included album leaves hand-painted by Anthony Grech and first day covers.

  • Independence concert

    Independence concert

    The Malta Police Force Band, under the direction of Anthony Cassar, performed at the annual Independence concert at Savina Square, Victoria, last Sunday. Singers Rasabelle Pavia, Ritienne, Spiro Sillato, Richard Grech and Neville Refalo also...

  • Upcoming events

    • The feast of Jesus of Nazareth is being celebrated in Xagħra today. Gozo Bishop Mario Grech will lead Pontifical Mass at 4.30pm, with the participation of the Xagħra collegiate chapter, clergy and other priests. The procession with the Holy...

  • First volume of legal publication launched

    First volume of legal publication launched

    At a reception held at the Circolo Gozitano in Victoria, lawyer Grazio Mercieca presented a copy of the first volume of Massimarji tal-Imħallef Philip Sciberras to Chief Justice Silvio Camilleri, in the presence of the Minister for Gozo, Anton...

  • Mosaic activity

    Mosaic activity

    Għajnsielem local council recently organised a hands-on mosaic activity in collaboration with artist Mary Portelli. Participants had the opportunity of trying their hands at mosaicking a panel, showing the colourful reflections of fishing boats...

  • Annual pilgrimage held in Victoria

    Annual pilgrimage held in Victoria

    Cyclists and motorcyclists assembled at the Marian Sanctuary of Ta’ Pinu last Sunday, to take part in a pilgrimage to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Graces in Victoria. The pilgrimage has been organised annually for the past 14 years as part of the...

  • New statue for Trieste church

    New statue for Trieste church

    Michael Camilleri Cauchi and his son Adonai, of Nadur have made a new titular statue representing Our Lady of the Holy Rosary for the church of Our Lady, situated at Piazza Vecchia in Trieste, Italy. The statue is made of papier mâché. The rich...