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  • Sacred music concert

    Sacred music concert

    A concert of sacred music entitled Ecce Homo was performed last Sunday at St Francis church, Victoria, by Santa Cecilia Foundation, directed by Antoine Mercieca.

  • Easter sweet fair

    Easter sweet fair

    Home-made traditional delicacies prepared by a team of helpers led by Marlene Galea were sold at a fundraising Easter sweet fair at Don Bosco Oratory, Victoria, last Sunday.

  • Holy Week functions and other upcoming events

    • An activity entitled Ħadd il-Passjoni (Passion Sunday) will be held at Ta’ Passi fields, Għajnsielem, today at 4.30pm by Għaqda Drammatika Għajnsielem. • A Good Friday procession will leave the cathedral, Victoria, today at 5.30pm. • A...

  • Youth leader academy project launched

    Gozo Youth Council has embarked on a project called iLead The Crea­tive Leader Academy aimed at tackling the problem of Gozo’s brain drain problem by empowering youths on the island. The project’s main objectives are to provide training...

  • Passion Sunday re-enactment

    A re-enactment activity entitled Ħadd il-Passjoni (Passion Sunday) will be held at Ta’ Passi fields, Għajnsielem, on Saturday at 4.30pm. Around 60 actors will take part in the event, which will consist of the Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem,...

  • Science Days in Gozo

    Science Days in Gozo

    The third edition of the National Student Travel Foundation (NSTF) Science Days in Gozo was held at the Gozo College. The annual three-day exhibition enabled Gozitan students to showcase science-related work as well as attend interactive sessions...

  • Sannat resident celebrates his 100th birthday

    Sannat resident celebrates his 100th birthday

    Salvu Mercieca, a bachelor from Sannat who has spent his life tilling fields and running a grocery shop, recently celebrated his centenary with a thanksgiving concelebrated Mass led by parish priest Michael Curmi. Sannat band performed marches to...

  • Reading ambassador’s visit

    Reading ambassador’s visit

    Singer Amber visited Gozo College’s primary school, Victoria, as part of a campaign to promote reading organised by the National Literacy Agency. She read stories to the children and took part in a forum about reading. The singer is one of various...

  • Upcoming events

    • Federazzjoni Maltija Vetturi Antiki is organising a show of vintage cars that will start today at 10.30am at Għajnsielem, stop over in Marsalforn and end at the Mġarr Yacht Marina at 1.30pm. During the vintage motors festival there will be shows...

  • Ta’ Pinu colouring book

    Ta’ Pinu colouring book

    Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary has published a colouring book for children. It features outline images of each tableau making up the Way of the Cross on Għammar Hill, accompanied by spiritual reflections. The book and a pack of 12 crayons are available for...

  • Prayers and pilgrimage for rain

    Prayers and pilgrimage for rain

    A pentitential pilgrimage led by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech to pray for rain was held last Sunday from Qala parish church to Qala Sanctuary. The Jesus the Redeemer statue of Qala was carried during the well-attended event, which was organised by the...

  • Bandsmen entertain at hospital

    Bandsmen entertain at hospital

    A Mass was celebrated at Tal-Ibraġġ Hospital, Victoria, by Mgr George Grima to mark the feast of the Holy Family. On the initiative of Carmelo Bigeni, band players from various Gozitan band clubs played marches to entertain the hospital patients.

  • Youths retell saints’ stories

    Youths retell saints’ stories

    About 40 Italian youths, members of the theatre company CGS Life, staged the original musical production Storie per Vivere to youths at Don Bosco Oratory Theatre, Victoria. Through song, music and dance the musical portrayed the lives of three...

  • Upcoming events

    • A car boot sale is taking place today in Marsalforn’s main car park organised by Arka Foundation in aid of its respite centre. Sellers are not required to book but are asked for a €10 donation per car. • A blood donation session will be held at...

  • Third NSTF Science Days in Gozo

    The third edition of NSTF Science Days in Gozo starts on Tuesday and ends on Thursday with the presentation of awards at 6.30pm. The event, which will take place at Gozo College Boys’ Secondary School, Victoria, is an annual showcase of Gozitan...

  • Scout Founder’s Day

    Scout Founder’s Day

    Victoria and Xagħra scout groups joined scouts worldwide in commemorating the birthday of their founder Lord Baden-Powell last Sunday. After a parade in Victoria, the scouts attended Mass at Good Shepherd Chapel, Victoria, celebrated by Gozo...

  • Blood donation

    Blood donation

    Over 50 Sannat residents, including archpriest Michael Curmi, donated blood at Gozo General Hospital last Sunday. The event was organised with the support of the St Margaret Feast committee.

  • Banca Giuratale restoration

    Banca Giuratale restoration

    The historic façade of the Banca Giuratale at It-Tokk, Victoria, is undergoing further restoration works consisting of replacing the dressed stones in the pilasters to consolidate the fabric design of the 19th-century barrel-shaped frontage.

  • Upcoming events

    • The Good Dinosaur (PG) will be screened at Don Bosco Oratory, Victoria, today at 5.30pm. Next Saturday, Children’s Cinema Day, Snoopy and Charlie Brown the Peanuts Movie (U) will be screened at 2pm and Star Wars – The Force Awakens (PG) will be...

  • Feast of San Blaise celebrated at Nadur

    Feast of San Blaise celebrated at Nadur

    The feast of St Blaise was celebrated last Sunday in the locality of San Blas in Nadur. Marches were performed by Mnarja Band, after which Gozo Bishop Mario Grech, archpriest Jimmy Xerri and local priests celebrated Mass. Residents of Arka Respite...

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