• Folklore stamp exhibits

    Folklore stamp exhibits

    Stamps and philatelic material on folklore themes were exhibited by the Gozo Philatelic Society at the Qala International Folk Festival. Highlights included album leaves hand-painted by Anthony Grech and first day covers.

  • Independence concert

    Independence concert

    The Malta Police Force Band, under the direction of Anthony Cassar, performed at the annual Independence concert at Savina Square, Victoria, last Sunday. Singers Rasabelle Pavia, Ritienne, Spiro Sillato, Richard Grech and Neville Refalo also...

  • Upcoming events

    • The feast of Jesus of Nazareth is being celebrated in Xagħra today. Gozo Bishop Mario Grech will lead Pontifical Mass at 4.30pm, with the participation of the Xagħra collegiate chapter, clergy and other priests. The procession with the Holy...

  • First volume of legal publication launched

    First volume of legal publication launched

    At a reception held at the Circolo Gozitano in Victoria, lawyer Grazio Mercieca presented a copy of the first volume of Massimarji tal-Imħallef Philip Sciberras to Chief Justice Silvio Camilleri, in the presence of the Minister for Gozo, Anton...

  • Mosaic activity

    Mosaic activity

    Għajnsielem local council recently organised a hands-on mosaic activity in collaboration with artist Mary Portelli. Participants had the opportunity of trying their hands at mosaicking a panel, showing the colourful reflections of fishing boats...

  • Annual pilgrimage held in Victoria

    Annual pilgrimage held in Victoria

    Cyclists and motorcyclists assembled at the Marian Sanctuary of Ta’ Pinu last Sunday, to take part in a pilgrimage to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Graces in Victoria. The pilgrimage has been organised annually for the past 14 years as part of the...

  • New statue for Trieste church

    New statue for Trieste church

    Michael Camilleri Cauchi and his son Adonai, of Nadur have made a new titular statue representing Our Lady of the Holy Rosary for the church of Our Lady, situated at Piazza Vecchia in Trieste, Italy. The statue is made of papier mâché. The rich...

  • Capuchin Friars inaugurate two new statues

    Capuchin Friars inaugurate two new statues

    On the occasion of the feast of Our Lady of Graces celebrated by the Capuchin Friars of Victoria, Fr Joe Libreri, Guardian of the Friary, blessed two new statues of St Anne and St Joachim made by Paul Aquilina of Victoria. The statues represent St...

  • Summer club activity

    Summer club activity

    One of the last activities organised by the Don BoscoOratory, at its Summer Club, was an open-air variety concert held at St Augustine Square. Children and their leaders entertained their parents and guests with a show of drama, dancing and...

  • Upcoming events

    • A blood donation session will be held at Gozo General Hospital today from 8am to 1pm. • Jurassic World will be screened at the Don Bosco Oratory, Victoria, today at 5.30pm and 8pm. • The diocesan Eucharistic Movement will hold a prayer evening...

  • Għarb Day celebrated

    Għarb Day celebrated

    Gozo Weather Facebook page administrator Andrea Muscat was presented with the Għarb Gozitan Cultural Award during a musico-cultural evening held to mark Għarb Day. The page has thousands of followers. Gozo Minister Anton Refalo presented Carmela...

  • New bishop visits Xagħra

    New bishop visits Xagħra

    Newly ordained Coadjutor Bishop of Tripoli George Bugeja led a concelebrated thanksgiving Mass at Xagħra parish church, together with Bishop Joseph Bonello, members of the collegiate chapter and clergy. Prior to Mass he toured Victory Band Club...

  • Class reunion

    Class reunion

    Twenty former students of Gozo Lyceum’s Form 5B, who were together from 1971 to 1975, held a reunion at an Għarb farmhouse. Of the class’s 25 students, nine went on to become priests – Fr Fabio Attard, Fr George Cordina, Fr Vince Pavia, Fr Franz...

  • Prayer vigil

    Prayer vigil

    A Marian evening prayer vigil was held by Għajnsielem parish in the village’s main square. It was led by Can. Noel Saliba and animated by the Virgo and Lauretana choirs.

  • Marking an episcopal ordination

    Marking an episcopal ordination

    Following his appointment by Pope Francis as coadjutor bishop of the apostolic vicariate of Tripoli, George Bugeja’s episcopal ordination was held at Ta’ Pinu sanctuary. To mark the occasion, Maltapost issued a commemorative handstamp designed by...

  • Marking Malta’s two great seiges

    Marking Malta’s two great seiges

    A ceremony was held in Victory Square, Xagħra, to commemorate the Great Siege of 1565 and the World War II Seige of 1943. Xagħra Historical Re-enactment Organisation, the Malta Police Band and a Military Guard of Honour participated in the event.

  • Upcoming social events this week

    • Friends of the Sick and Elderly are holding a charity car boot sale today from 7.30am to 2pm at Victoria football ground. Participants pay €10 per car space. • The feast of Our Lady of Graces will be celebrated today at Our Lady of Graces...

  • Reliving Xagħra’s history

    A new publication on Xagħra’s history has been issued on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Ewkaristu Sultana’s ordination to the priesthood. It contains researched material and interviews illustrated by images that have never been published.

  • Gozo Live book fair

    A book fair will be held from September 16 to 18 at the Gozo Ministry’s exhibition hall, Victoria, by NGO Gozo Live. It will include books in various languages for children, teenagers and adult fiction and non-fiction by various publishers...

  • Stage and proms by the sea

    Stage and proms by the sea

    The Gozo Youth Wind Band performed excerpts from various musicals in the the first edition of Stage and Proms on the Sea at the Mġarr marina. The 55-piece band was under the direction of founder/musical director Joseph Grech. Gozitan pop singers...