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  • Victoria post office marks its relocation

    Victoria post office marks its relocation

    June 23 was the last day that Victoria central post office operated from the premises in Republic Street. It had been operating from there for 80 years but has temporarily moved to another premises in the same street. The Gozo Philatelic Society...

  • Sannat honours Fr Remig Galea

    Sannat honours Fr Remig Galea

    Sannat-born priest Remiġ Galea was presented with the Gieħ Sannat award by Sannat council during a musico-literary event at Hotel Ta’ Ċenċ animated by Santa Margherita Musical Society under the direction of George Apap. Galea, a well-known poet,...

  • Bands sign twinning agreement

    Bands sign twinning agreement

    Nadur’s Mnarja Philharmonic Society has signed a twinning agreement with St Helen Musical Society of Birkirkara, to promote collaboration in the organisation of cultural and social events aimed to increase musical knowledge and awareness in both...

  • St John the Baptist relic in Xewkija

    St John the Baptist relic in Xewkija

    As part of celebrations marking the 170th anniversary of the arrival of Xewkija parish church’s titular statue of St John the Baptist, sculpted by Pietro Paolo Azzopardi, a silver reliquary conserving a bone from the saint’s arm was brought to the...

  • Emotions run high at Leone Goes Pop

    Emotions run high at Leone Goes Pop

    The eighth edition of the Leone Goes Pop concert was held by the Leone Band for the first time at Villa Rundle gardens, Victoria. Emotions were running high among the 80-piece band conducted by Colin Attard, as members had just attended the...

  • Anniversary exhibition

    Anniversary exhibition

    An exhibition of old engravings depicting St John the Baptist baptising Jesus was set up by Xewkija band club to mark the 170th anniversary of the arrival of the parish church’s titular statue of the saint. Among the visitors was Canon Girolamo...

  • Feast celebrated at Ta’ Pinu

    Feast celebrated at Ta’ Pinu

    Gozo Bishop Mario Grech presided over celebrations marking the feast of the solemnity of the calling of the Blessed Virgin at Ta’ Pinu sanctuary. The Stella Maris choir, directed by the sanctuary’s maestro di cappella Carmel Grech, animated the Mass.

  • Stamps on St George’s feast

    Stamps on St George’s feast

    Festivities carried out during the feast of St George in Victoria in July will represent the festa aspect of Malta’s culture in a new set of Maltapost stamps. Covers of the stamps were prepared by the Gozo Philatelic Society, designed by Anthony...

  • Upcoming events

    • The feast of St Peter and St Paul will be celebrated in Nadur tomorrow. Bishop Mario Grech will lead a concelebrated pontifical Mass at 9am at Nadur basilica. Fr Richard Farrugia will deliver the panegyric, followed by the presentation of the...

  • New book on Xewkija feast

    New book on Xewkija feast

    A book marking the 170th anniversary of Xewkija’s statue of St John the Baptist has been issued. L-Għammiedi – 170 Sena l-Għaxqa tax-Xewkin by Grazio Grech, Paul Cassar and Anthony Grech, offers a historical overview of Xewkija parish and the cult...

  • RockAstra concert

    RockAstra concert

    The third edition of RockAstra was held in Republic Street, Victoria. The concert, organised by La Stella Band and directed by Sigmund Mifsud, included performances by the Piccole Stelle choir directed by Mariella Spiteri Cefai, and singers Ludvic...

  • Capuchin anniversary commemorated

    Capuchin anniversary commemorated

    The Capuchin Franciscan friars commemorated the 125th anniversary since Servant of God Fr Baskal Farrugia joined the Capuchin Franciscan order. During the ceremony held at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Graces in Victoria, Gozo Bishop Mario Grech...

  • 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.

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