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  • Book on Xagħra plague

    A 140-page book has been published about the story of the spread of bubonic plague in Xagħra in 1814. It contains seven articles covering different aspects of the plague. The cover features a sepia painting by artist Paul Camilleri-Cauchi. The...

  • New digital cinema at Don Bosco Oratory

    New digital cinema at Don Bosco Oratory

    With the installation of a new digital cinema projector the Don Bosco Oratory now has the only operational cinema in Gozo. The oratory said the €70,000 investment in the project, which includes a new Dolby Surround 7.1 system, would complement the...

  • Village summer club ends

    Village summer club ends

    Xagħra parish’s two-month summer club for children aged four to 13 has been concluded. The children took part in various activities including crafts, arts, cooking, physical education, drama and team-building activities. Various outings were also...

  • Għarb Day celebrated

    Għarb Day celebrated

    This year’s edition of Għarb Day, organised by the local council, was celebrated with a thanksgiving Mass at Għarb parish church followed by an evening of entertainment in the village’s Pjazza Żjara tal-Madonna. The evening started with mayor...

  • Italian archbishop leads Mass

    Italian archbishop leads Mass

    Archbishop Giovanni Tonucci, the territorial prelate of Loreto and papal delegate for St Anthony’s Basilica in Padova, last Monday led a concelebration Mass at St Anthony’s church, Għajnsielem, together with the members of the Franciscan friary in...

  • 41st anniversary of statue’s coronation

    41st anniversary of statue’s coronation

    Archbishop of Loreto Giovanni Tonucci led a concelebrated Mass to mark the 41st anniversary of the coronation of the titular statue of Our Lady of the Nativity at the Xagħra basilica. At the end of the Mass, archpriest Carmelo Refalo presented Mgr...

  • 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...

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