• More animals blessed

    More animals blessed

    More pets and other animals were blessed by Coadjutor Bishop of Tripoli George Bugeja last Sunday at St Anthony Church, Għajnsielem, on the occasion of the feast of St Francis of Assisi. The Mosta Scout Group took part in the activity.

  • Annual retreat

    Annual retreat

    A group of Capuchin friars are pictured at their annual retreat at Our Lady of Graces Friary, Victoria, watched over by a statue of Padre Pio with his characteristic motto: ‘Pray, hope and don’t worry’. Capuchin provincial minister Fr Martin...

  • Book fair

    Book fair

    Cultural NGO Gozo Live held its annual book fair at the Gozo Ministry’s exhibition hall, Victoria. The fair included books in various languages and genres, as well as others by local authors Joe Psaila, Revel Barker, Charles Coyne and Corrine...

  • Gozitans’ EU aspirations

    A conference entitled Gozitans’ Aspi­rations in Europe will be held at Hotel Ta’ Ċenċ, Sannat, on Friday at 7pm. Representatives from Gozo University Group, Gozo Regional Youth Council, the NGOs asso­ciation and Gozitan industrial and tourism...

  • Italian music concert

    A free concert entitled Dove l’italiano si suona will he held on Friday at 7.30pm at Mgr G. Farrugia Hall, St George’s Basilica, Victoria. It is part of activities marking the Week of Italian Language in the World. The week’s theme is ‘The Italian...

  • Oktoberfest in Xlendi

    Oktoberfest in Xlendi

    Victory Band of Xagħra performed three hours of popular music pieces at an Oktoberfest activity held to entertain patrons at an establishment at Xlendi Bay.

  • Richard England exhibition

    Richard England exhibition

    An exhibition of Richard England’s latest drawings, entitled Ogygia, Isle of Calypso, is being held at art..e Gallery of Victoria, 1, Library Street, Victoria. It is open daily from 9.30am to 12.15pm until November 6. To arrange a private...

  • Street art installations

    Street art installations

    Models of 11 proposed street art installations for various localities in Malta and Gozo, which have been submitted for a competition, are on display at Il-Ħaġar – Heart of Gozo museum, St George’s Square, Victoria, until Wednesday. Visitors to are...

  • Inspired fundraising

    Inspired fundraising

    Singers Albert-Lauren, Loredana Agius and Diana Michaela Formosa performed at a two-day fundraising activity held by Inspire Foundation at Għajnsielem in collaboration with the local council. Main photo shows volunteers who helped make and serve...

  • Upcoming events

    • A car boot sale in aid of the Arka Foundation will take place today from 7am onwards at Marsalforn car park. Anyone wishing to sell unwanted items is welcome to participate. No booking is required. Sellers pay €10 per car space on the day. • A...

  • Oasi Cup Run

    Oasi Cup Run

    The second edition of the Oasi Cup Run, which included a 10-kilometre run, a five-kilometre walk and three children’s fun runs, was held last Sunday by the Oasi Foundation.

  • Angels’ Voices at Ta’ Pinu

    Angels’ Voices at Ta’ Pinu

    Għargħur parish choir Angels’ Voices animated a thanksgiving Mass at Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary led by former Xewkija parish priest Carmelo Mercieca, who relinquished the post after over 40 years. The choir, which consists of 30 girls aged between six and...

  • Monument in the making

    Monument in the making

    Sculptor Alfred Camilleri Cauchi is seen making the finishing touches to a model of a bronze monument of Franġisk Portelli for the Karmni Grima museum in Għarb.

  • Animals are blessed

    Animals are blessed

    Last Sunday, the feast of St Francis of Assisi was celebrated by the Capuchin friars at Our Lady of Divine Grace Sanctuary, Victoria, and by the Conventual Franciscans at St Francis Church, Victoria. After the respective Masses, children’s pets...

  • Fr Rob Galea and youths ‘reconnect’

    Fr Rob Galea and youths ‘reconnect’

    Fr Rob Galea, a recent finalist in the X Factor in Australia, performed some of his best songs at a concert entitled Reconnected at Nadur Teen and Youth Centre. The ‘reconnected’ theme sought to convey the message that God loves and accepts...

  • Pink October launched at The Duke

    Pink October launched at The Duke

    Breast cancer awareness and support campaign Pink October was launched in Gozo at The Duke shopping mall in Victoria by Europa Donna. Leaflets and other material were distributed to the public.

  • Upcoming events

    • Padre Pio Prayer Group will hold a prayer meeting at the Capuchin Friars’ Sanctuary of Our Lady of Divine Grace, Victoria, on October 23. The rosary will be recited at 5.30pm followed by Mass. Mario Caruana will animate the activity. • A blood...

  • Anniversary of Padre Pio’s death

    Anniversary of Padre Pio’s death

    Members of Padre Pio prayer groups in Gozo gathered at Our Lady of Graces sanctuary, Victoria, to celebrate the feast of Padre Pio of Pietrelcina on the 47th anniversary of the saint’s death. The meeting began with the reciting of the rosary...

  • Feast of Jesus of Nazareth

    Feast of Jesus of Nazareth

    An evening of song, dance and music was held at the square in front of the church of Jesus of Nazareth, Xagħra, as part of celebrations marking the feast of Jesus of Nazareth. Singers Marisa D’Amato, Miriana Farrugia, Rodney Hili, Marika Tabone,...

  • Scholastic year inaugurated

    Scholastic year inaugurated

    The new scholastic year was inaugurated for the 346 students at the Sacred Heart Minor Seminary, Victoria, with Mass concelebrated by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech, headmaster Can. Emanuel Saliba and other members of staff.