• Feast of St Anthony of Padua

    Feast of St Anthony of Padua

    The feast of St Anthony of Padua was celebrated with Mass last Monday at Għajnsielem conventual church, followed by the blessing and distribution of of St Anthony’s bread among the congregation. The Mass was concelebrated by Fr Marcello Ghirlando...

  • Venue art exhibition

    Venue art exhibition

    Artists Emma Borg and Abi Macleod-Clark are holding an art exhibition entitled Venue at Cittadella Cultural Centre, Victoria. Macleod-Clark creates mosaic artworks using reclaimed materials, reinventing other people’s cast-offs and bringing them...

  • Nadur church bells reinstalled

    Nadur church bells reinstalled

    The three bells of the Nadur church belfrey have been reinstalled following a major restoration. A new bell called Karmena has replaced an older one. Two workers from Cornille-Havard bell foundry in France were in Malta to oversee the installation.

  • Leone Goes Pop and RockAstra concerts

    Leone Goes Pop and RockAstra concerts

    The ninth edition of the Leone Goes Pop concert was held by Leone Philharmonic Society at Independence Square, Victoria (left). It included performances by Brooke, Chris Gatt from The Travellers and Claudia Faniello. Meanwhile, the fourth edition...

  • Upcoming social, religious events in Gozo this week

    • The feast of the Sacred Heart will be celebrated at Fontana parish church today with Mass at 9am led by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech. Chorus Urbanus will participate. Mgr Saviour Tabone will lead vespers at 6.30pm. The procession with the statue,...

  • Sette Giugno commemorated

    Sette Giugno commemorated

    Mgr Joe Vella Gauci, chairman of the Gozo Committee for National and Regional Celebrations, celebrated Mass in Xagħra last Sunday, assisted by archpriest Carmelo Refalo, as part of activities marking the riots of June 7, 1919. There followed a...

  • Gozo-Sicily student exchange

    Gozo-Sicily student exchange

    A group of 22 pupils and three teachers from Pietro Novelli Primary School in Monreale, Sicily, recently visited Malta and Gozo as part of a student exchange with Gozo College’s primary school, Victoria. Year 6 pupils from the Gozo school will...

  • Astronomy night at Dwejra

    Astronomy night at Dwejra

    During an astronomy night recently held at Dwejra Tower, Gozo, about 200 people enjoyed peering through telescopes at objects in the night sky, including three planets – Mars, Jupiter and Saturn – as well as the International Space Station, which...

  • Discussion on education

    Discussion on education

    Educational processes and issues were discussed by the Council of College Principals at the Education, Science and Culture Centre in Lunzjata Valley, Victoria. The meeting started with Victoria Primary Student Council members, accompanied by...

  • Support for volunteer

    Support for volunteer

    A bake sale held to support Arkadia Commercial Centre staff member Vince Vella to undertake voluntary work in Ethiopia raised €965 from the sale of cakes and other pastries to the centre’s customers. Vella and another nine volunteers will travel...

  • Fountain reconstructed

    Fountain reconstructed

    As part of the reha­bili­tation of the Gozo Citadel currently under way a replica of the fountain erected in 1891 to mark Queen Victoria’s gol­den jubilee is being rebuilt in the square where it was originally. In that same year the town of Rabat...

  • Mġarr Harbour visitors

    Mġarr Harbour visitors

    The 594-passenger cruise liner Silver Spirit and the 310-passenger Wind Surf, one of the world’s largest sailing cruise ships, both moored just outside Mġarr Harbour last Sunday morning to allow their passengers to visit to the island. The cruise...

  • St Paul’s reliquary at Munxar church

    St Paul’s reliquary at Munxar church

    The reliquary of St Paul’s arm was loaned by St Paul’s Shipwreck Church, Valletta, to Munxar parish church to be carried last Sunday in a procession, together with the titular statue of St Paul, to mark the centenary of the laying of the latter...

  • German concert in aid of missions

    German concert in aid of missions

    NotaBene choir from Munich, Germany, directed by Christoph Hauser, performed a concert at Għajnsielem parish church entitled ‘A Cappella’ organised by Missio in aid of world missions. Missio Malta national director Mgr Salvinu Micallef spoke on...

  • Għajnsielem square embellished

    Għajnsielem square embellished

    An embellished Apparition Square (Pjazza tad-Dehra), Għajnsielem, was inaugurated last Sunday. The embellishment works included paving with porfido, installation of lawns, construction of a reservoir, building of two wooden bridges, restoration of...

  • Italian opera performed at school

    Italian opera performed at school

    A representation of the opera Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville) was performed to students at the Girls Secondary School, Victoria, by an Italian operatic company directed by Lorenzo Giossi. The show was narrated by Sarah Spiteri and...

  • Upcoming events

    • A blood donation session will be held today from 8am to 1pm at Gozo General Hospital’s Outpatients Department. • The feast of St Anthony of Padua will be celebrated today at St Anthony’s Church, Għajnsielem. Gozo Bishop Mario Grech will lead...

  • Recognition for Gozo youth project

    iLead – The Creative Leader Academy – a project run by the Gozo Youth Council, was selected as an example of best practice and presented by project manager Ryan Mercieca at the International Symposium on Youth Employment. The symposium gathered 30...

  • Fontana parish hosts celebration for adolescents

    Fontana parish hosts celebration for adolescents

    About 250 adolescents who this year will receive the sacrament of Confirmation were hosted to a celebration at Sacred Heart of Jesus parish church, Fontana. The event included role plays by Ursuline Sisters novices and postulants and talks by...

  • Scouts’ car wash

    Scouts’ car wash

    Victoria Scout Group organised a 12-hour marathon car wash that raised €1,544 for Arka and Oasi foundations. The group organises such car washes every year in aid of local philanthropic organisations.