• Students celebrate Year of Mercy

    Students celebrate Year of Mercy

    To mark the Holy Year of Mercy, children at Gozitan Church primary schools attended a Mass led by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech in Cathedral Square, Victoria, and later walked through the cathedral’s Door of Mercy. The celebration included special...

  • Historical niches exhibition

    An exhibition on the histori­cal niches in Victoria and other villages and hamlets throughout Gozo is being held at the Natio­nal Archives of Gozo, Triq Vajringa, Victoria. It features 54 photos of these niches taken by Paul Falzon. While the...

  • Joint youth orchestra concert

    Joint youth orchestra concert

    The Gozo Youth Orchestra and the Eurode Jugendorcester Herzogenrath presented a joint concert last Sunday at MBC Theatre, Nadur. Entitled ‘A celebration of youth creativity’, the concert featured excerpts from Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night’s...

  • Sicilian artist’s exhibition

    Sicilian artist’s exhibition

    ‘Incontri’, an exhibition of paintings by Sicilian artist Corrado Iozia using the pittoscultura technique, is being held today from 9am to noon at Banca Giuratale, Victoria. Photo shows Iozia (third from left) with (from left) Nadur mayor Edward...

  • Oasi AGM

    Oasi AGM

    The first annual general meeting of the Oasi Foundation was held at its centre in Victoria. Photo shows director general Fr Emmanuel Cordina and the board of directors addressing mem­bers and staff at the meeting.

  • Upcoming social events

    • The feast of St Demetrius (San Dimitri) will be celebrated today near the chapel dedicated to the saint, on the outskirts of Għarb, from 11am onwards. There will be Mass at 4 and 5.45pm. • TMNT: Out of the Shadows will be screened today at...

  • Ceramics exhibition

    Ceramics exhibition

    Sina Farrugia Micallef has set up a ceramics exhibition entitled The Cusp of the Hands at the Citadel Cultural Centre, Victoria. It is open every day from 9am to 3pm until October 29. It was inaugurated by Malta’s permanent delegate to Unesco Mgr...

  • Marian pilgrimage

    Marian pilgrimage

    Over 60 priests and a sizable congregation of faithful last Sunday took part in a diocesan pilgrimage from St Augustine Square, Victoria, to the church of the Blessed Virgin of Pompeii in the city, organised by the Gozo diocese. The church’s main...

  • Pink October in Gozo

    Pink October in Gozo

    The Barrakka in Republic Street, Victoria, has been floodlit pink this month as part of the Pink October breast cancer awareness campaign. The covered platform was used in the past by the Governor of Gozo to distribute prizes after the horse races...

  • Philosophical recipe for happiness

    Philosophical recipe for happiness

    Dr Max Cassar (left) recently delivered a lecture entitled the Philosophy of Happiness at the NGO Circolo Gozitano, Victoria, organised by Philosophy Sharing Gozo. He is seen with Fr Mark Montebello.

  • Children’s pets blessed

    Children’s pets blessed

    The feast of St Francis was celebrated at the Gozo College Victoria Primary School with children bringing their pets to a morning assembly to be blessed by Fr Joe Buttigieg.

  • Cathedral’s 300th anniversary

    Cathedral’s 300th anniversary

    To mark the 300th anniversary of the dedication in 1716 of the Gozo Cathedral to the Assumption of Mary, the Cathedral Chapter issued a set of two postcards with two personalised stamps depicting the floodlit cathedral’s facade, a gem designed...

  • Conference on Gozo’s development

    Problems affecting Gozo’s development, including depopulation, the brain-drain and connectivity with Malta and the rest of Europe, will be some of the issues discussed at a conference on October 28 at 6.30pm at Grand Hotel, Mġarr. Entitled ‘Gozo’s...

  • Xewkija twinned with Modica

    Xewkija twinned with Modica

    Xewkija mayor Paul Azzopardi signed a twinning agreement with Modica mayor Ignazio Abbate at an event held during a visit to Malta and Gozo by a 33-member delegation from the southeastern Sicilian town. The initial contact between the two towns...

  • Minister visits schools

    Minister visits schools

    Education Minister Evarist Bartolo visited schools forming part of the Gozo College, where he met members of senior management teams, staff and children, accompanied by ministry officials. He is pictured watching children perform a dance at...

  • Oasi Cup Run

    Oasi Cup Run

    The Oasi Cup Run was held for the third time last Sunday by the Oasi Foundation.

  • Seminar on overcoming pain

    Seminar on overcoming pain

    Arka Foundation, in collaboration with ARAM, held a seminar on October 1 at Dar Arka, Għajnsielem, entitled ‘Overcoming pain’ to mark Worldwide Pain Day. Professionals, patients and care-givers spoke on the topic. Acting President Dolores Cristina...

  • Blessing of animals

    Blessing of animals

    Pets and animals were blessed last Sunday by Bishop Emeritus Silvester Magro in front of St Anthony Church, Għajnsielem, as part of celebrations of the feast of St Francis of Assisi. Mosta Scout Group took part in the activity.

  • The first day of school

    The first day of school

    The Sacred Heart Minor Seminary, Victoria, reopened its doors for 347 students last Monday. On their first day of school the students and staff attended a general assembly followed by Mass, presided by the Major Seminary’s new rector Fr Richard...

  • Car donated for horse races

    Car donated for horse races

    Last Sunday, at the start of the new horse racing season at Xħajma racetrack, Mario and Warren Spiteri of Mario’s Garage, Xagħra, donated a Kia Mentor to be used by the judges during the races at the track. The car keys were presented to Gozo...