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  • Coming up

    • A blood donation session will be held at the Gozo General Hospital today between 8am and 5pm. • The Island Carting Club Malta in collaboration with Għajnsielem local council is organising a go-cart race in Għajnsielem, today from 11am to 5pm.

  • First ‘paracamp’ held in Gozo

    First ‘paracamp’ held in Gozo

    Twenty youths with special needs and other disadvantaged people took part in Malta’s first ‘Paracamp’ camping holiday at Masġar Papa Gwanni XXIII, Għajnsielem, near Fort Chambrai. The camp’s aim was to provide participants with the opportunity to...

  • Diocesan Marian manifestation

    Diocesan Marian manifestation

    The annual diocesan Marian manifestation, organised by the Legion of Mary and other Catholic groups, was held in Marsalforn last Tuesday. After the recitation of the rosary, Gozo Bishop Mario Grech and other priests led a concelebrated Mass. The...

  • Musical concert by St Joseph Band

    Musical concert by St Joseph Band

    A concert by St Joseph Band, under the direction of Frankie Debono, assisted by Anthony Galea, was held in front of the club’s premises last Tuesday on the occasion of the feast of Our Lady of Loreto, which is being celebrated today in...

  • Exhibition on Għajnsielem’s old and new parish churches

    Exhibition on Għajnsielem’s old and new parish churches

    An exhibition on the old and new parish churches of Għajnsielem was inaugurated by archpriest Frankie Bajada to mark the 125th and 25th anniversaries respectively of the consecration of the two churches. The exhibition, featuring photos and...

  • Xandriku street festival set to be held in Nadur

    Xandriku fest – Ngħixu Xandriku fl-Imghoddi, will take place in Xandriku Street, Nadur, on September 13, from 7pm onwards. Visitors to the event will embark on a journey through the years, reliving this street’s rich history. A main event will be...

  • Paul Stellini’s new works

    Paul Stellini’s new works

    New Works is the title of an exhibition of the latest drawings and paintings by Paul Stellini being held in the foyer of Il-Ħaġar Heart of Gozo museum, St George’s Square, Victoria. Stellini is presenting a set of local landscapes, a theme he...

  • Miniatures exhibition

    Miniatures exhibition

    An exhibition featuring miniature-size replicas of the statue of Għajnsielem’s patron saint, Our Lady of Loreto, and church ornaments seen in the sanctuary during the village feast, will be open today at the Parish Home in Pjazza Indipendenza,...

  • Organ donor recruitment campaign

    Organ donor recruitment campaign

    Donating one’s organs after death is a way to offer a better quality of life, or even a new life, to people in need. A campaign to encourage more people to enrol as organ donors is being organised in parishes around Gozo by the Order of Malta...

  • Coming up

    • The feast of Our Lady of Loreto is being celebrated in Għajnsielem today. At 9am, Loreto Archbishop Giovanni Tonucci will concelebrate Mass. Marches will be played at 5.30pm by the Ite ad Joseph band and at 6.30pm by the St Joseph band. Solemn...

  • Bid for Dun Mikiel Attard to be declared a saint

    Bid for Dun Mikiel Attard to be declared a saint

    Almost 10 years since the death of Dun Mikiel Attard, Gozo Bishop Mario Grech led a concelebrated Mass involving over 30 priests at Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary, during which he declared open the diocesan process for Attard’s beatification and...

  • Revamped Qala square inaugurated

    Revamped Qala square inaugurated

    Pjazza San Ġuzepp in Qala has been repaved with porfido paving slabs. The square’s central feature is a circular wind direction compass made out of differently coloured granite slabs. The project was designed by architect Edward Scerri and carried...

  • Xlendi’s water sports festival

    Xlendi’s water sports festival

    The feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Xlendi was celebrated last Sunday. Besides the procession, bands and the fireworks as in other villages, the feast also includes a water sports festival. The most popular activity is the greasy pole...

  • Għajnsielem Fest

    Għajnsielem Fest

    Local talent was the highlight of Għajnsielem Fest held in the village car park adjacent to Ta’ Passi fields. The audience was entertained by comedians Veronika and Joe (id-Dulli), singers Loredana and Albert Lauren (pictured) and the group...

  • Loreto Archbishop to lead celebrations at Għajnsielem

    Loreto Archbishop to lead celebrations at Għajnsielem

    Loreto Archbishop Giovanni Tonucci will lead the celebrations of the feast of Our Lady of Loreto in Għajnsielem on the occasion of the 25th and 125th anniversaries of the consecration of village’s old and new churches. Mgr Tonucci will lead a...

  • Santa Marija

    Santa Marija

    On the feast day of Santa Marija, the statue of Our Lady was carried shoulder-high out of the Victoria cathedral, whose facade has been beautifully restored. This year, on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the church’s establishment as the...

  • Titular altar painting restored

    Titular altar painting restored

    The early 19th-century titular altar painting of Our Lady of Loreto by Michele Busuttil at the old Għajnsielem parish church has been restored and conserved. The restoration work was carried out by Manuel Zammit of Żejtun over a period of two years.

  • Malta represented at young people’s film festival

    Malta represented at young people’s film festival

    Malta was this year represented at the Giffoni International Film Festival by Max Scerri, Fabio Cini, Veronica Vella and Josephine-Marie Grima. The festival is the largest young people’s film festival in Europe. It takes place in the little...

  • Poor Clares honour their foundress

    Poor Clares honour their foundress

    A painting of St Clare by artist Paul Camilleri Cauchi, commissioned by a benefactor, in honour of their foundress, was unveiled and blessed following a Mass led by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech. St Clare is portrayed gazing with tender love upon a...

  • Assumption statue jigsaw is a hit

    Assumption statue jigsaw is a hit

    A hundred copies of an A4-size jigsaw puzzle featuring the titular statue of the Assumption venerated at Żebbuġ parish church were sold within a week of being put on sale from the parish office. The puzzle was made by A&M Printing Ltd of Qala to...

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