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  • Għajnsielem Fest

    Għajnsielem Fest

    Local talent was the highlight of Għajnsielem Fest held in the village car park adjacent to Ta’ Passi fields. The audience was entertained by comedians Veronika and Joe (id-Dulli), singers Loredana and Albert Lauren (pictured) and the group...

  • Loreto Archbishop to lead celebrations at Għajnsielem

    Loreto Archbishop to lead celebrations at Għajnsielem

    Loreto Archbishop Giovanni Tonucci will lead the celebrations of the feast of Our Lady of Loreto in Għajnsielem on the occasion of the 25th and 125th anniversaries of the consecration of village’s old and new churches. Mgr Tonucci will lead a...

  • Santa Marija

    Santa Marija

    On the feast day of Santa Marija, the statue of Our Lady was carried shoulder-high out of the Victoria cathedral, whose facade has been beautifully restored. This year, on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the church’s establishment as the...

  • Titular altar painting restored

    Titular altar painting restored

    The early 19th-century titular altar painting of Our Lady of Loreto by Michele Busuttil at the old Għajnsielem parish church has been restored and conserved. The restoration work was carried out by Manuel Zammit of Żejtun over a period of two years.

  • Malta represented at young people’s film festival

    Malta represented at young people’s film festival

    Malta was this year represented at the Giffoni International Film Festival by Max Scerri, Fabio Cini, Veronica Vella and Josephine-Marie Grima. The festival is the largest young people’s film festival in Europe. It takes place in the little...

  • Poor Clares honour their foundress

    Poor Clares honour their foundress

    A painting of St Clare by artist Paul Camilleri Cauchi, commissioned by a benefactor, in honour of their foundress, was unveiled and blessed following a Mass led by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech. St Clare is portrayed gazing with tender love upon a...

  • Assumption statue jigsaw is a hit

    Assumption statue jigsaw is a hit

    A hundred copies of an A4-size jigsaw puzzle featuring the titular statue of the Assumption venerated at Żebbuġ parish church were sold within a week of being put on sale from the parish office. The puzzle was made by A&M Printing Ltd of Qala to...

  • Coming up

    • A blood donation session will be held at the Gozo General Hospital outpatients department, today from 8am to 1pm. • The feast of the Assumption of Our Lady is being celebrated in Żebbuġ today. Masses at the sanctuary will be said at 5, 6, 7, 8...

  • Gozo bishops stamps

    Maltapost is commemorating the 150th anniversary of the creation of a separate diocese for Gozo and Comino (1864-2014) with a special handstamp on September 16. With the encouragement of the Bishop Mario Grech, the Gozo Philatelic Society has...

  • Ta’ Pinu souvenir coins launched

    Ta’ Pinu souvenir coins launched

    The Ta’ Pinu National Shrine and the Museum Dar Karmni Grima have launched a chain of collector souvenir coin, Heritage on a Coin. The collection consists of three coins illustrating the titular painting of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Ta’ Pinu, the...

  • Don Bosco Summer Club activity

    Don Bosco Summer Club activity

    Children who are attending the Don Bosco Summer Club and their families were treated to a day in Malta. Mass was celebrated by the Oratory’s director Fr Effie Masini, at the Mellieħa Sanctuary. Later the group visited the National Aquarium at...

  • Annual symphonic concert by Għarb band

    Annual symphonic concert by Għarb band

    The Visitation Band of Għarb recently presented the annual symphonic concert on the occasion of the feast of Our Lady of the Visitation, celebrated in Għarb. The band, under the baton of George Apap, performed works by Schmidt, Strauss,...

  • Photographers’ work exhibited in Italy

    Photographers’ work exhibited in Italy

    Four Gozitan photographers set up a collective exhibition in Tolfa, Italy, during the annual festival named TolfArte. Anthony Grech, Justin Caruana, Paul Stellini and Victor Mercieca – all members of the Gozo Photography Association – exhibited...

  • Public garden at Victoria bus terminus

    Public garden at Victoria bus terminus

    The welcoming green area at the Victoria Bus Terminus is now open as a public garden, with trees for shade and benches for seating. The garden is already becoming a popular spot.

  • Art exhibition by Italian artists

    Art exhibition by Italian artists

    An art exhibition, Father and Daughter, by renowned Italian artists Mario and Adriana Caffaro, is currently on show at the the Banca Giuratale foyer, Independence Square, Victoria, and will remain open until Wednesday. Opening hours are from 8am...

  • Għajnsielem fountain restored

    Għajnsielem fountain restored

    The John Gaspard Le Marchant street fountain at Mġarr Road, Għajnsielem, was recently restored by the restoration section of the Gozo Ministry.

  • Coming up

    Coming up

    • The feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel is celebrated today at Xlendi Bay. Bishop Mario Grech leads a Pontifical Mass at 10am at Xlendi church. Acquatic sport activities will be held from 3.30pm to 6.30pm, with the popular traditional game...

  • Art Club 2000 exhibition

    Art Club 2000 exhibition

    An exhibition organised by Art Club 2000, including paintings in different media, sculpture and photography by over 50 participants, is being held at the Gozo Ministry, Victoria. For the past 14 years the club, based in Mellieħa, has been...

  • Centenary of Archbishop Pietro Pace’s death

    Centenary of Archbishop Pietro Pace’s death

    The centenary of the death of Archbishop Pietro Pace was commemorated on July 29 in Victoria where he was born on April 9, 1831. Pace was instrumental in the establishment of the Gozo diocese on September 16, 1864. In 1877 he was chosen as the...

  • Lifting of Xagħra plague quarantine commemorated

    Lifting of Xagħra plague quarantine commemorated

    The 200th anniversary of the day when suspected victims of the plague in Xagħra were allowed to return home after 40 days of strict and rigorous quarantine was commemorated by the Xagħra Victory Philharmonic Society. The symbolic ceremony, led by...

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