• Prayer vigil at Għajnsielem

    Prayer vigil at Għajnsielem

    To mark the 150th anniversary of the titular statue of Our Lady of Loreto at Għajnsielem parish church an evening prayer vigil was held on the church parvis, which included a mime performed by a group of children and adolescents. The mime,...

  • Statue returns to Comino

    Statue returns to Comino

    The statue of St Mary at the church in Comino recently underwent restoration by Gozi­tan artist Manuel Farrugia of Victoria and financed by the Gozo Ministry. The statue, created by artist Wistin Camilleri, was donated by Captain Charles Vassallo...

  • Għajnsielemfest


    Għajnsielemfest, an annual music, song and dance festival organised by Għajnsielem local council, was held last Sunday, including special guest performances by Destiny, Deborah C, Albert-Lauren Agius, baritone Charles Buttigieg and Loredana Agius.

  • Għajnsielem concert

    Għajnsielem concert

    To mark the feast of Our Lady of Loreto, which is being celebrated today in Għajnsielem, St Joseph Band performed a concert last Tuesday in front of the band club’s premises under the direction of Mro Frankie Debono, with the assistance of...

  • Celebrating St John Bosco’s birth

    Celebrating St John Bosco’s birth

    A celebration for children was held at Don Bosco Oratory, Victoria, to mark the birth of St John Bosco. The event started with Mass celebrated by Mgr Rosario Borg followed by a magic show by Mr Remy, face painting, a bouncing castle and a visit by...

  • Blood donation

    Blood donation

    Leone Philharmonic Society last Sunday held a blood donation drive at Gozo General Hospital. Between 20 and 30 members and supporters donated blood. Photo shows society president Dr Michael Caruana presenting a token of appreciation to the...

  • Archpriest’s anniversary

    Archpriest’s anniversary

    A thanksgiving Mass was held last Sunday to mark the 25th anniversary of the ordination of Għajnsielem Archpriest Can. Frankie Bajada. The congregation included families from the village, emigrants who are in Gozo for today’s village feast,...

  • Upcoming events this week

    • The feast of Our Lady of Loreto is being cele­brated today in Għajnsielem. At 9am, Bishop George Bugeja of Tripoli will lead a concelebrated Mass. Fr Marcello Ghirlando will deliver the panegyric. Horse and donkey races will be held at 3.30pm in...

  • Agrarian show at Villa Rundle Gardens

    Agrarian show at Villa Rundle Gardens

    Hundreds visited the agrarian show at Villa Rundle Gardens, Victoria, held as part of the Santa Marija festivities. Trophies and over €6,000 in cash prizes were distributed to 115 competitors who exhibited their farm produce, animals and handicrafts.

  • Charity car wash

    Charity car wash

    Members of Għajnsielem parish youth group GSM Youths led by Fr Joseph Farrugia (right) held a car wash in aid of the Ursuline Sisters’ crèche in Sliema.

  • ALS awareness and fundraising

    ALS awareness and fundraising

    An event aimed at generating awareness on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and raising funds in aid of ALS (Malta) was held at Sannat. The event was organised by Starline Creations Media Productions. Writer Ronald Bugeja, who serves as Starline...

  • Għajnsielem embellishment

    Għajnsielem embellishment

    The first phase of the embellishment of the parish church parvis and square at Għajnsielem is due to be completed in the coming days in time for the village feast of Our Lady of Loreto. The project, designed by architect Godwin Sultana, included...

  • Ceramics festival in Xlendi

    Ceramics festival in Xlendi

    The fourth edition of the Gozo Ceramics Festival in Xlendi featured about 26 exhibitors displaying and selling their wares and an exhibition in St Patrick’s Hotel. Children were able to try their hand at making items out of clay. The nearby...

  • Vigil at Ta’ Pinu

    Vigil at Ta’ Pinu

    A prayer vigil on the eve of the feast of the Assumption of Our Lady was held at the parvis of Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary last Sunday. Over 300 people crossed over to Gozo to join hundreds of Gozitans for the vigil, which was led by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech.

  • Capuchin Fr Guardian changes

    Capuchin Fr Guardian changes

    To mark the end of Fr Joe Libreri’s tenure as Fr Guardian of Gozo’s Capuchin Community, his replacement, Fr Joe Buttigieg, celebrated Mass assisted by Fr Libreri, Fr Remigio Galea, Fr Spiridione Galea and Fr Philip Attard. Photo shows Silvan...

  • Coming up

    • The feast of the Assumption of Our Lady will be celebrated in Żebbuġ today. Bishop Mario Grech will concelebrate Mass at 9am. Cathedral archdeacon Mgr Giovanni Bosco Gauci will deliver the panegyric. At 11.30am there will be band marches in the...

  • Feast of Santa Marija

    Feast of Santa Marija

    Victoria Cathedral parish is en fête for the feast of Santa Marija tomorrow. This year the cathedral is celebrating its 300th anniversary. It was consecrated by Bishop Giacomo Cañaves on October 11, 1716. A commemorative evening was held last...

  • Cathedral annual is 50

    Cathedral annual is 50

    Il-Għid tal-Assunta, the Cathedral annual, is 50 years old. It was first published by the late Mgr Carmelo Scicluna, former archpriest of the Cathedral, in August 1966. It features a mix of historic and cultural Marian articles and poems, together...

  • Children’s mural

    Children’s mural

    Year 6 students attending Gozo College Victoria Primary School put up a mural on one of the school walls featuring the names of the students. Art teacher Sonia Sultana coordinated the work.

  • Upcoming events

    • The St Mary Fireworks Group of Żebbuġ will be holding the 26th edition of the Ikla Tradizzjonali tal-Festa on Tuesday at 8pm. Entertainment will be provided by the Cini Brothers Band and Johnny Cash & Band. For booking call 9986 6734 or 2155...