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  • Feast celebrated at hospital

    Feast celebrated at hospital

    The feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus was celebrated at Gozo General Hospital last Sunday with a Mass led by Paul Cardona, archpriest at St George’s basilica, Victoria, and hospital chaplain Joe Cardona.

  • Car wash in aid of Puttinu Cares

    Car wash in aid of Puttinu Cares

    A car wash in aid of Puttinu Cares held by the local council in St John the Baptist Square, Xewkija, raised the sum of €408.

  • Opera vs Pop Under the Stars

    The eighth ‘Opera vs Pop Under the Stars’ concert by the Gozo Youth Orchestra in collaboration with the Gozo Ministry and the US Embassy will be held on July 27 at 8.30pm in the courtyard of the Gozo Ministry, Victoria. It will feature soprano...

  • Bishop visits school

    Bishop visits school

    Gozo Bishop Mario Grech visited Laura Vicuna School as part of his pastoral visit to Għasri. He asked the children for feedback about what they wish to see happening in the diocese.

  • Outdoor sketching sessions

    Outdoor sketching sessions

    Bishop’s Conservatory secondary school art students took part in a series of on-site sketching and charcoal drawing sessions on the themes of nature and the built environment at Villa Rundle, Victoria, and in various narrow streets around the town.

  • The pilgrims’ way to Ta’ Pinu

    The pilgrims’ way to Ta’ Pinu

    A set of five frescos entitled ‘The Pilgrims’ Way’ depicting the mysteries of the rosary have been set up along the main road leading to Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary. The frescos were made by Sergio Favotto and donated by the artist himself. They were...

  • New floodlighting system

    New floodlighting system

    A new energy-efficient floodlighting system sponsored by the Gozo Ministry has been installed at Xewkija Rotunda church.

  • Upcoming events

    • Xewkija celebrates the feast of St John the Baptist today with a concelebrated Mass led by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech at 8.45am. Fr Paul Galea will deliver the panegyric. The Duke of Connaught’s Own band of Birkirkara will perform marches at 11.30am.

  • Foundation donates equipment to hospital

    Foundation donates equipment to hospital

    Specialised equipment has been donated to Gozo General Hospital’s paediatric section using funds raised by the Dorthese Ellis Foundation. The donation consists of state-of-the-art neonatal resuscitation equipment and a specialised vital signs...

  • Corpus Christi procession

    Corpus Christi procession

    Processions were held last Sunday in the main streets of villages in Gozo to mark the solemnity of the body and blood of Christ (Corpus Christi). The host was carried under an ornate canopy preceded by the members of lay confraternities and...

  • Car wash for charity

    Car wash for charity

    A car wash for charity was held in St Augustine’s Square, Victoria, by the Don Bosco Oratory youth committee. The sum of €380 was collected and passed on to charitable institutions in Gozo. The activity was part of a campaign to raise awareness...

  • Cruise liner stopover

    Cruise liner stopover

    Over 400 passengers aboard the Seabourn Sojourn spent a day in Gozo after the ship anchored off Mġarr harbour. The 198-metre luxury cruise ship operated by Seabourn Cruises had departed from Rome and had previously stopped in Sicily and stayed...

  • Literary evening

    Literary evening

    A literary evening on the theme Is-sajf magħna u l-festi wkoll was held at the Gozo public library in Victoria. During the event, led by Joe Attard, musical pieces were performed by Antoine Mercieca and tenor Mario Portelli.

  • Sette Giugno commemorated

    Sette Giugno commemorated

    The riots of June 7, 1919, were marked in Xagħra last Sunday by the Gozo Committee for National and Regional Celebrations. A Mass led by archpriest Carmelo Refalo was followed by a reenactment of the Sette Giugno events in the village square by...

  • Gozo through children’s eyes

    Gozo through children’s eyes

    An exhibition of photos taken by children was held at the Gozo Ministry hall by Gozo College primary school, Victoria. Entitled ‘Gozo through the eyes of children’, the exhibition sought to show how children perceive their world and what interests...

  • Art Cart activity

    Art Cart activity

    Students showed their talent in art, painting, music, drama and dance in an evening activity organised by Art Cart in collaboration with the Gozo Visual and Performing Arts School at Villa Rundle Gardens, Victoria.

  • Gozo diocese appointments

    Gozo diocese appointments

    Mgr Carmelo Refalo (left) and Fr Michael Curmi, archpriests of Xagħra and Sannat respectively, have been appointed president and secretary respectively of the College of Parish Priests of the Gozo diocese. The college meets every month with Bishop...

  • Fruit hampers for elderly

    Fruit hampers for elderly

    Laiq Ahmed Atif, president of Ahma­diyya Muslim Jamaat Malta, accompanied by Gozo Minister Anton Refalo, distributed fruit hampers to the elderly residents at St Anne residence and the geriatrics wards at Gozo General Hospital. The gesture sought...

  • Upcoming events

    • Today, Fontana parish celebrates the feast of the Sacred Heart. Gozo Bishop Mario Grech will lead a concelebrate pontifical Mass at 9am with the participation of the Chorus Urbanus directed by John Galea. Mgr Giovanni Bosco Cremona will lead...

  • Gozitan students visit Scottish underground hydro station

    Gozitan students visit Scottish underground hydro station

    Students following electrical, construction and ICT diploma courses at the Malta College of Arts Science and Technology’s Gozo campus were given a guided tour of Cruahan power station, the UK’s first reversible pump-storage hydro power station...

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