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  • St Paul’s reliquary at Munxar church

    St Paul’s reliquary at Munxar church

    The reliquary of St Paul’s arm was loaned by St Paul’s Shipwreck Church, Valletta, to Munxar parish church to be carried last Sunday in a procession, together with the titular statue of St Paul, to mark the centenary of the laying of the latter...

  • German concert in aid of missions

    German concert in aid of missions

    NotaBene choir from Munich, Germany, directed by Christoph Hauser, performed a concert at Għajnsielem parish church entitled ‘A Cappella’ organised by Missio in aid of world missions. Missio Malta national director Mgr Salvinu Micallef spoke on...

  • Għajnsielem square embellished

    Għajnsielem square embellished

    An embellished Apparition Square (Pjazza tad-Dehra), Għajnsielem, was inaugurated last Sunday. The embellishment works included paving with porfido, installation of lawns, construction of a reservoir, building of two wooden bridges, restoration of...

  • Italian opera performed at school

    Italian opera performed at school

    A representation of the opera Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville) was performed to students at the Girls Secondary School, Victoria, by an Italian operatic company directed by Lorenzo Giossi. The show was narrated by Sarah Spiteri and...

  • Upcoming events

    • A blood donation session will be held today from 8am to 1pm at Gozo General Hospital’s Outpatients Department. • The feast of St Anthony of Padua will be celebrated today at St Anthony’s Church, Għajnsielem. Gozo Bishop Mario Grech will lead...

  • Recognition for Gozo youth project

    iLead – The Creative Leader Academy – a project run by the Gozo Youth Council, was selected as an example of best practice and presented by project manager Ryan Mercieca at the International Symposium on Youth Employment. The symposium gathered 30...

  • Fontana parish hosts celebration for adolescents

    Fontana parish hosts celebration for adolescents

    About 250 adolescents who this year will receive the sacrament of Confirmation were hosted to a celebration at Sacred Heart of Jesus parish church, Fontana. The event included role plays by Ursuline Sisters novices and postulants and talks by...

  • Scouts’ car wash

    Scouts’ car wash

    Victoria Scout Group organised a 12-hour marathon car wash that raised €1,544 for Arka and Oasi foundations. The group organises such car washes every year in aid of local philanthropic organisations.

  • Xagħra cupola restoration

    The restoration of the decorative painting on Xagħra parish church’s cupola has been completed by Maltese conservator and restorer Manwel Zammit. The painting by Roman artist Virginio Monti was executed in 1927 directly on the stone. Other...

  • Exhibition of Abram Gatt works

    Exhibition of Abram Gatt works

    An exhibition of Abram Gatt’s works and others inspired by his designs is open at Banca Giuratale, Independence Square, Victoria, until next Sunday. It is organised by the Gozo Ministry’s Culture Committee. The works were loaned from private...

  • Coming up

    • A blood donation session will be held at Gozo Hospital’s Outpatients Department today from 8am to 1pm. • The feast of St Paul’s Shipwreck will be celebrated at Munxar today. Gozo Bishop Mario Grech will lead pontifical Mass at the parish church...

  • Għajnsielem FC celebrations

    Għajnsielem FC celebrations

    Għajnsielem FC held a series of activities to celebrate winning the Gozo FA Cup for the seventh time in their 80-year history. These included a carcade around the island, a street party, performances of popular marches by St Joseph Band and the...

  • Bishop visits school

    Bishop visits school

    Gozo Bishop Mario Grech (back row, centre) visited the kinder section of Laura Vicuna School, Victoria, as part of his pastoral visits in the city.

  • Scouts’ Open Day

    Scouts’ Open Day

    An Open Day at the new head­quarters of Xagħra Scout Group included an exhibition of photos showing the former dila­pidated state of the building, work in progress and the competed project.

  • Gozo stopover for cruise liner

    Gozo stopover for cruise liner

    The cruise liner MV Artania recently anchored off Mġarr harbour to enable passengers to spend a day in Gozo. The ship was on a 17-day Mediterranean cruise that started in Palermo, Sicily. It later called at Grand Harbour before sailing to Bodrum,...

  • Residents, artists co-create

    Residents, artists co-create

    Mosaicist Mary Portelli recently helped Għajnsielem residents, including mayor Franco Ciangura, to make personalised clay mosaics in the shape of fish. The mosaics will be fired and glazed by ceramist Hermine Sammut in the coming weeks and will...

  • Edge of Distance

    Edge of Distance

    Damian Ebejer’s first exhibition in Gozo, entitled Edge of Distance, consisting of 14 paintings in different media, is taking place at Il-Ħaġar Museum, St George’s Square, Victoria. It is open daily from 9am to 5pm till May 29. Admission is free.

  • Coming up

    • A charity sale is taking place today from 7.30am to 1pm at the football ground next to Victoria’s main car park, organised by Friends of the Sick and Elderly in Gozo. • The feast of St Rita will be celebrated today at St Augustine Church, Victoria.

  • Students celebrate Europe Day

    Students celebrate Europe Day

    Form 2 students took part in an activity at the Sports Complex in Victoria to mark Europe Day. During the event, Maria Monpalao from Bishops’ Conservatory Girls Secondary School, and Elena Jo Xiberras and the Ekoskola committee of Gozo College...

  • New statue of San Ġorġ Preca unveiled

    New statue of San Ġorġ Preca unveiled

    A life-size bronze statue of San Ġorġ Preca was recently installed in a niche on the façade of St James Church, Independence Square, Victoria. It was made by artist Manwel Farrugia. The unveiling ceremony was attended by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech,...

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