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  • Winter Light exhibition

    Artist Chris Ebejer is currently holding an exhibition of sacred art at the Banca Giuratale, Independence Square (It-Tokk), Victoria. It is his seventh exhibition and takes place seven years after his last exhibition in Gozo. The exhibition’s...

  • Time for a Christmas story

    Christabel Attard reading a Christmas story to children during one of the storytelling sessions held at Bethlehem f’Ghajnsielem, last Sunday. The sessions are taking place every Sunday at 4pm and 4.30pm.

  • Coming up

    • Masses at Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary will be said today at 6.15, 8.30, 10 and 11.15am and 5pm. • Masses in English will be held at the Sacred Heart Seminary, Victoria, today, the feast of the Holy Family, at 10am, and on Wednesday, the Solemnity of Mary...

  • Għajnsielem’s Nativity village inaugurated

    The fifth edition of the live Nativity village Betleħem f’Għajnsielem was inaugurated by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and blessed by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech on December 14 at Ta’ Passi, Għajnsielem. Animators entered the Nativity village in a...

  • Ta’ Pinu children’s Mass

    A Christmas Mass was recently held at Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary for all schoolchildren of the Gozo College. Photos shows Elenia Jo Sciberras delivering the traditional child’s Christmas sermon (top) and children taking part in the offertry. The Mass was...

  • Sacred art exhibition

    A sacred art exhibition entitled Festo Christi Natalizio was inaugurated last Sunday by Nadur mayor Charles Said at the local council and blessed by Archpriest Mgr Jimmy Xerri. On display are antique and modern Christmas-related works of art...

  • Artisan Christmas village

    The annual Artisan Christmas Village was held between December 13 and 15 at St George’s Square, Victoria, by the local council. During the event, the square was transformed into a Yuletide scene with wooden huts selling Christmas-related items and...

  • Coming up

    • Masses at Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary will be said today at 6.15, 8.30, 10 and 11.15am and 5pm. • Victoria Scout Group is holding a car treasure hunt today from 2 to 5pm. For more information contact David Grech on 7905 5058. • The Smurfs 2 will be...

  • Pilgrimage on wheels

    Last Sunday, to mark the feast of the Immaculate Conception, the annual traditional pilgrimage by motorcycles, bicycles and cars was held from Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary square to the national shrine dedicated to the Immaculate Conception in Qala. On...

  • Christmas crafts exhibition held

    The Gozo Christmas Crafts Exhibition at the Gozo Ministry hall in Victoria ended last Sunday with the chief of staff Grezzju Mercieca, on behalf of the Gozo Minister, presenting trophies to the winners. Dr Mercieca said he was amazed at...

  • Crib-making seminar

    A discussion group recently explored the technique of building cribs out of cork and jablo and applying paint during a seminar held recently in the hall of St Joseph Band Club, Għajnsielem. It was organised by the Crib Friends Group of Gozo and...

  • Life-size nativity scene inaugurated

    A new set of life-size statues representing the nativity scene was recently inaugurated by Gozo Minister Anton Refalo at Independence Square, Victoria. The statues, made by Gozitan artist Paul Aquilina and commissioned by the National and Regional...

  • Christmas spirit at Nadur

    Hundreds of residents of Nadur and other villages turned out for the Christ­mas market held by the village council last Sunday to buy items such as clothes, shoes and bags, and Christ­mas gifts, including hampers, decorations and...

  • School’s crib competition

    Pupils from St Francis School, Victoria, took part in a national school crib-making competition for the third consecutive year. Judges visited the school and chose the best entries representing traditional and modern cribs, created from papier...

  • Weekly violin mini-recitals

    Gozo School of Music students recently performed a violin recital at Il-Ħaġar – Heart of Gozo in St George’s Square, Victoria, accompanied by their teachers Emese Toth and David Lang. The students – Anne Camilleri, Amy Casha, Sione Grima, Eneh...

  • Għajnsielem crib

    Ivan Portelli is seen adding the last finishing touches to his crib at Ħamri Street, Għajnsielem. He created it with the help of Charles Camilleri of Nadur out of fibre and jablo. A river, a small cascade of water and figurines of different sizes...

  • Coming up

    • Masses at Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary will be said today at 6.15, 8.30, 10 and 11.15am and 5pm. • An artisan Christmas village will be held today at St George’s Square, Victoria. • The Lone Ranger will be screened at Don Bosco Oratory, Victoria, today at...

  • Competition winner

    The winner of the Hotel Calypso Weekend Break for Two competition of December 8 is Joseph Rapinett of Sta Venera.

  • Bird breeders’ show

    The Gozo Bird Breeders Society last Sunday held its annual bird show at the Gozo Sports Complex in Victoria. Around 800 species of finches, canaries, quails, doves and parrots were exhibited in six sections. Awards were won by the following...

  • Pastoral visit to Żebbuġ

    Gozo Bishop Mario Grech (centre) recently met Żebbuġ local council as part of a week-long pastoral visit to the village. He is seen flanked by (from left) Archpriest Fr Ruben Micallef, councillor Joseph Camilleri, vice-mayor Mario Cassar,...

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