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  • Coming up

    • The feast of St Anthony the Abbot will be celebrated today in Xagħra. Gozo Bishop Mario Grech will celebrate Mass at 8.30am. Victory Band will play marches at 9.30am. The saint’s statue will be taken out of the church at 10am to St Anthony...

  • Bicycle fun run

    Bicycle fun run

    A bicycle fun run was organised by the Victoria Scout Group in aid of Ability for Disability Association (Afda). Cubs, scouts, ventures, leaders, parents and supporters took part in the bicycle hike. The bikers were accompanied by police on...

  • First Gozitan criminology graduates

    First Gozitan criminology graduates

    Seven Gozitan students have graduated with a BA (Hons) in Criminology from the University of Malta’s Gozo Campus after having successfully completed a five-year course. The graduates are (from left) Deborah Grech, Maria Grech, Joseph Xerri, Miriam...

  • Choir’s Christmas soirée

    Choir’s Christmas soirée

    St Cecilia choir organised a Christmas soirée entitled Venite Adoremus at St Francis conventual church, Victoria. The choir, directed by Mro Antoine Mercieca and accompanied by a five-piece orchestra, performed works by Howard Black, Pietro Yon,...

  • Stamp collectors’ AGM

    Stamp collectors’ AGM

    The Gozo Philatelic Society held its annual general meeting at Il-Ħaġar museum, Victoria. The society’s long-standing president Anton Said, who is retiring, was made honorary life president and given a silver memento. Certificates and prizes were...

  • Parishoners’ anniversary lunch

    Parishoners’ anniversary lunch

    A lunch was held at Cornucopia Hotel, Xagħra, to mark the 16th anniversary of the setting up of the Gozo Cathedral Senior Parishioners’ Group. Its monthly events are organised by George and Grace Debono.

  • Visit concludes Betlehem f’Għajnsielem

    Visit concludes Betlehem f’Għajnsielem

    The sixth edition of the Betlehem f’Għajnsielem nativity village came to a close last Sunday with the arrival of the Three Magi. Their voyage to Gozo started from Cologne Cathedral, Germany, where Archbishop of Cologne Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki...

  • La Cavalcata dei Re Magi in Xagħra

    La Cavalcata dei Re Magi in Xagħra

    The feast of the Epiphany was celebrated at Victory Square, Xagħra, with a reenactment of the arrival of the Three Wise Men (La Cavalcata dei Re Magi in Italian). The event started with a couple depicting Mary and Joseph carrying Baby Jesus making...

  • New book on artist’s life and works

    New book on artist’s life and works

    The Academic Colorista – Paul Camilleri Cauchi is a new Salesian publication on the life and works of this Maltese artist. Written by researcher Aaron Attard-Hili and edited by Fr Charles Cini, it is an in-depth analysis of the 60-year career of...

  • Talk on hidden aspects of Gozo

    Talk on hidden aspects of Gozo

    A talk entitled ‘Hidden aspects of Gozo’ will be given by Fr Joseph Bezzina on Thursday at 6.30pm at Din l-Art Ħelwa’s head office, 133, Melita Street, Valletta. Bezzina, assistant na­tio­nal archivist and head of its Gozo section, will talk about...

  • Coming up

    • Masses at Ta’ Pinu sanctuary will be said today at 6.15, 8.30, 10 and 11.15am and 5pm, followed by the recital of the rosary and Eucharistic benediction. • Masses at Our Lady of Mount Carmel church, Ta’ Ħamet, will be said today at 9.30am and at...

  • Christmas concert by Chorus Urbanus

    Christmas concert by Chorus Urbanus

    Chorus Urbanus presented its 17th Christmas concert at St George’s Basilica in Victoroa kicking the 40th anniversary celebrations since its foundation. The theme of the concert was A Celebration of International Carols. Chorus Urbanus and soloists...

  • Take a photo with Santa underwater

    The Emergency Response and Rescue Corps of Gozo is organising ‘Take a Photo with Santa Underwater’ to collect funds for L-Istrina on January 10 from 9am at either Xwejni or Hondoq bay, depending on weather conditions. Divers will be able to take a...

  • Poetry and politics

    Il-Purgatorju 360˚ – Verżjoni Danteska tal-politika Maltija fl-Ewwel Repubblika is the latest publication by J.W. Psaila. The poem of 30 cantos and over 2,600 lines in terza rima makes references to important milestones in the history of Malta...

  • Musical at Għarb school

    Musical at Għarb school

    Għarb Primary School students presented their annual Christmas concert, which included a musical about the birth of Jesus. Two new colourful wheels were also inaugurated as part of the EkoSkola project.

  • Piccole Stelle children’s choir

    Piccole Stelle children’s choir

    St Margaret Band of Sannat held a Christmas concert at the Sannat parish church with the participation of the Piccole Stelle children’s choir under the direction of Mariella Spiteri Cefai. The band was directed by Mro George Apap. Singers...

  • Band Club Association Mass

    Band Club Association Mass

    The Band Club Association Gozo branch organised its annual activity at Xagħra parish church with a concelebrated Mass led by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech. Representatives from various village band clubs attended the event.

  • Artistic crib took two months to complete

    Artistic crib took two months to complete

    An artistic crib is on display in a hall beneath Għajnsielem parish church today between 10am and 12pm and from 2 to 8pm. The figurines are by Manuel Farrugia, while the polystyrene and plaster crib is by Paul Stellini together with Adrian Psaila,...

  • From Cologne to Għajnsielem

    The Maġi will return from Cologne, Germany, today after participating in a commemoration marking the 850th anniversary since the relics of the three wise men, Caspar, Melchior and Balthazar, were given to the city. The Maġi, who left Gozo last...

  • Restoration project at Xagħra dome

    Restoration project at Xagħra dome

    The internal dome of Xagħra parish church is currently undergoing extensive restoration and conservation work. The cleaning of gilded details and the repainting of the mural features have been entrusted to Alan Cini and Carmel Tabone, while the...

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