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  • Marriage preparation meetings in Gozo

    Marriage preparation meetings, organised by the Family Commission of the Gozo Diocese, will be resuming in all the parishes of Gozo towards the end of the month. The meetings form part of the two-year marriage preparation necessary for couples who...

  • Xewkija niche restored

    Xewkija niche restored

    The stone niche containing the statue of a Madonna and Child (holding a pomegranate) on the outskirts of Xewkija has been restored in a joint project between the Ministry for Gozo and Wirt Għawdex. The restoration of the niche, known as the...

  • Praying for world peace

    Praying for world peace

    Archbishop of Loreto Giovanni Tonucci prayed for world peace at a concelebrated Mass at Ta’ Pinu sanctuary. Rector Gerard Buhagiar later gave the archbishop a tour around the sanctuary, accompanied by Għajnsielem archpriest Frankie Bajada. The...

  • Italian archbishop interviewed

    Italian archbishop interviewed

    Mgr Tonucci was also the special guest at the feast of Our Lady of Loreto in Għajnsielem. He was interviewed on Radju Lauretana by Laurie Anne Camilleri and Lelio Spiteri, where he spoke about his childhood, his diplomatic activity and his role as...

  • Two sieges commemorated

    Two sieges commemorated

    The 1565 and 1943 sieges of Malta were commemorated last Sunday in Xagħra. A thanksgiving Mass led by Xagħra archpriest Carmelo Refalo was followed by speeches by mayor Joe Cordina and Daphne Caruana, curator at the Ġgantija Temples. There was...

  • Karting in Għajnsielem

    Karting in Għajnsielem

    The centre of the village of Għajnsielem was transformed into a racetrack last Sunday, where spectators enjoyed an exciting series of kart races, with the route taking the drivers around the village square and streets. Organised by the Island...

  • 150th anniversary of Gozo diocese

    On September 16, 1864, Blessed Pope Pius IX established Gozo and Comino as an autonomous diocese following repeated petitions by Gozitan priests and people, who had striven for 66 years to achieve this goal. On October 30, 1798, Saverio Cassar,...

  • Mosaic mural for hospital

    Mosaic mural for hospital

    A mosaic mural entitled Il-Ħajja Sabiha has been installed at the foyer of Tal-Ibraġġ Hospital in Victoria. It is the work of some 20 members of psychiatric support group Step Ahead, which is led by Pauline Camilleri, Jeanette Falzon and Marlene...

  • San Ġorġ Preca musical in Malta

    San Ġorġ Preca musical in Malta

    A musical on San Ġorġ Preca, written and produced by the Gozo Don Bosco Oratory youths, is being staged at the Catholic Institute in Floriana on September 26 and 28. The music for Dun Gorg – il-musical is by Francesco Grech and lyrics by Mark...

  • New seminary rector

    Fr Tony Sciberras, MSSP, has been appointed by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech as the 31st rector of the Major Seminary, Victoria, with effect from January 1, 2015, succeeding Fr Daniel Xerri, who has been rector for seven years. Since its inauguration...

  • Coming up

    • The Capuchin Friars of Victoria are celebrating the feast of Our Lady of Graces today. Gozo Bishop Mario Grech will lead a pontifical concelebrated Mass at 9am with the participation of the Chorus Fjur t’Assisi, under the direction of Marita...

  • Special edition of Ix-Xagħra

    Special edition of Ix-Xagħra

    A special 124-page edition of the magazine Ix-Xagħra has been issued to commemorate the feast of Our Lady of the Nativity. It features numerous articles, photos and information about Xagħra, including one about the village and its residents during...

  • Marian evening

    Marian evening

    A Marian evening was held on the parvis of Għajnsielem parish church on the theme ‘With our mother Mary we are built into a holy temple in the Lord’. Mgr Renato Borg, rector of the chapel of Our Lady of Lourdes, Mġarr, Gozo, led the prayer session.

  • Swimming trip to Ramla Bay

    Swimming trip to Ramla Bay

    The Don Bosco Summer Club rounded up its activities with a swimming trip to Ramla Bay. The children were accompanied by youth leaders, members of their families and Don Bosco Oratory director Fr Effie Masini.

  • Book on Xagħra plague

    A 140-page book has been published about the story of the spread of bubonic plague in Xagħra in 1814. It contains seven articles covering different aspects of the plague. The cover features a sepia painting by artist Paul Camilleri-Cauchi. The...

  • New digital cinema at Don Bosco Oratory

    New digital cinema at Don Bosco Oratory

    With the installation of a new digital cinema projector the Don Bosco Oratory now has the only operational cinema in Gozo. The oratory said the €70,000 investment in the project, which includes a new Dolby Surround 7.1 system, would complement the...

  • Village summer club ends

    Village summer club ends

    Xagħra parish’s two-month summer club for children aged four to 13 has been concluded. The children took part in various activities including crafts, arts, cooking, physical education, drama and team-building activities. Various outings were also...

  • Għarb Day celebrated

    Għarb Day celebrated

    This year’s edition of Għarb Day, organised by the local council, was celebrated with a thanksgiving Mass at Għarb parish church followed by an evening of entertainment in the village’s Pjazza Żjara tal-Madonna. The evening started with mayor...

  • Italian archbishop leads Mass

    Italian archbishop leads Mass

    Archbishop Giovanni Tonucci, the territorial prelate of Loreto and papal delegate for St Anthony’s Basilica in Padova, last Monday led a concelebration Mass at St Anthony’s church, Għajnsielem, together with the members of the Franciscan friary in...

  • 41st anniversary of statue’s coronation

    41st anniversary of statue’s coronation

    Archbishop of Loreto Giovanni Tonucci led a concelebrated Mass to mark the 41st anniversary of the coronation of the titular statue of Our Lady of the Nativity at the Xagħra basilica. At the end of the Mass, archpriest Carmelo Refalo presented Mgr...

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