• Book on former teacher in aid of charity

    Book on former teacher in aid of charity

    The President’s husband Edgar Preca visited the Sacred Heart Minor Seminary, Victoria, where he was presented with a copy of a new book entitled Toni Portelli: l-Għalliem li Ħabbu Kulhadd, by Fr Geoffrey Attard, a teacher at the school. The book,...

  • New organ at Xewkija church

    New organ at Xewkija church

    Gozo Bishop Mario Grech last Sunday blessed a new pipe organ at Xewkija parish church. The organ, built by Michael Farley Organ Builder, UK, was designed by Noel Gallo, who played some organ music at the end of the ceremony. Among those attending...

  • How to build a Christmas crib

    How to build a Christmas crib

    Artist Joseph Navarro demonstrated how to build a crib, starting from an initial idea right up to finishing using various techniques, at a seminar held by Għaqda Ħbieb tal-Presepju, Għawdex – Sezzjoni Għajnsielem. It was held at St Joseph Band...

  • Art exhibition

    Art exhibition

    ‘Three Artists – One Space’ is a temporary collective exhibition of paintings by Olga Diacenco, Peter Rock and Anastasia Pace at Il-Ħaġar museum, St George’s Square, Victoria. Opening hours are 9am to 5pm seven days a week. Admission is free.

  • An inspirational walk

    An inspirational walk

    A walk for charity in aid of Inspire was held last Sunday from Għajnsielem to Victoria.

  • Leone Band’s annual concert

    Leone Band’s annual concert

    The 66th edition of the annual Leone Band in Concert at the Aurora Opera House, Victoria, was held by the Leone Philharmonic Society. Besides celebrating the anniversary of the proclamation of the Assumption dogma, this year it also marked the...

  • Upcoming events this week

    • A blood donation session will be held at Gozo General Hospital’s Outpatients Department today from 8am to 1pm, and on Tuesday from 1pm to 5pm. • The Gozo Squash Association in collaboration with Kempinski Hotel San Lawrence is holding a squash...

  • Year of Mercy concluded

    Year of Mercy concluded

    The conclusion of the Holy Year of Mercy was marked last Sunday with a diocesan celebration led by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech at St John the Baptist parish church, Xewkija.

  • Children celebrate Christ the King

    Children celebrate Christ the King

    Hundreds of children aged between nine to 12 from Gozo’s 15 parishes  took part in a special celebration of the feast of Christ the King at St Margaret parish church, Sannat. During the celebration, the bishop’s delegate for catechesis Fr Simon...

  • Children’s Commissioner visits Gozo

    Children’s Commissioner visits Gozo

    Children’s Commissioner Pauline Miceli (second from right) visited Victoria Primary School as part of celebrations marking World Children’s Day. It was her first official visit to Gozo. She held meetings with the school’s senior management team,...

  • Mass for deceased police officers

    Mass for deceased police officers

    A Mass was held last Sunday at Santa Marija Cemetery chapel, Victoria, in memory of deceased members of the police force. It was celebrated by Mgr Paul Cardona (left), the new chaplain of the police in Gozo, assisted by former chaplain Mgr Emanuel...

  • Planting a tree for peace

    Planting a tree for peace

    A tree-planting activity entitled ‘Plant a Tree for Peace’ was held at Għammar Hill, opposite Ta’ Pinu, as part of an ongoing project to embellish the hill and create a Biblical Garden along the Way of the Cross, organised by Europe Direct...

  • Celebrating music’s patron saint

    Celebrating music’s patron saint

    A Concertino on Santa Cecilia’s Eve was held by the Fondazzjoni Santa Cecilia (Gozo) to celebrate the patron saint of music at the medieval chapel in Xewkija dedicated to the martyr. Various musical pieces were sung by the Santa Cecilia Choir and...

  • Military vehicle and classic car show

    Military vehicle and classic car show

    A show featuring military vehicles as well as classic and American cars was held in Għajnsielem’s main square last Sunday and raised €1,000 in aid of Puttinu Cares. Organised by the Military Vehicles Club Gozo with the collaboration of the local...

  • Maltese scouts’ expedition in Gozo

    Maltese scouts’ expedition in Gozo

    St Aloysius’ College Scouts and Ventures, and the 8th Swieqi Rangers, recently held their annual two-day expedition in Gozo. The college scout group is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.

  • On-site sacred art lecture

    On-site sacred art lecture

    ‘Towards an Innovative and Modern Sensibility in Sacred Art in Gozo 1900-1970’ was the title of an on-site lecture led by Mark Sagona, a visiting lecturer at the Department of History of Art of the University of Malta’s  Faculty of Arts. The...

  • Stamp collectors’ exhibition

    Stamp collectors’ exhibition

    This year’s participants in the Gozo Philatelic Society annual exhibition included stamp collectors from France and Australia, besides those from Gozo and Malta. The exhibition, held at the Gozo Ministry hall, Victoria, was split into various...

  • Scout Group’s donation to quake victims

    Scout Group’s donation to quake victims

    The sum of €1,000 collected during a fundraising lunch organised by Victoria Scout Group at Dwejra last month are going to be passed on to Caritas Italia to be donated to victims of the devastating earthquake that struck central Italy last August.

  • Għajnsielem honours war dead

    Għajnsielem honours war dead

    Għajnsielem mayor Franco Ciangura together with councilors, representatives from the village’s main organisations and relatives, last Sunday paid their respects to the victims of the two world wars on Remembrance Day. After attending Mass at the...

  • ‘A Frenchman in Gozo’ video goes viral

    ‘A Frenchman in Gozo’ video goes viral

    A Frenchman in Gozo, a lighthearted video about Malta’s sister island produced by Gozitan filmmaker Federico Chini, has gone viral. The two-minute video portrays a stereotypical Frenchman (Remi Jennequin), complete with marinière, beret and...