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  • Comino trip

    Comino trip

    Students and youths attending the Don Bosco Oratory, Victoria, went on a day trip to Comino, which included a Mass celebrated by Fr Effie Masini and a barbecue. Many of the youths are involved in the running of a summer club for children aged...

  • Xagħra history re-enactment

    Xagħra history re-enactment

    Xagħratale, a re-enactment of Xagħra’s history from prehistory to World War II, is being held every Wednesday evening until August 27 in the village square. It is organised by the Xagħra Re-enactment Group and involves about 40 participants...

  • Coming up

    • Qala parish today celebrates the feast of St Joseph. A pontifical concelebrated Mass led by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech will be said at 9am. The Precursur Band of Xewkija will play marches at 11.30am. Mgr Lawrence Xerri will lead solemn vespers at...

  • Youth Mass

    Youth Mass

    A Youth Mass was held at Don Bosco Oratory chapel, Victoria, to conclude a series of meetings and activities organised by the Don Bosco Oratory youth committee. The Mass was animated by Mark Laurence and Band.

  • Bursaries for seminarians

    Bursaries for seminarians

    During a prayer meeting to celebrate the 127th birthday of St Pio of Pietrelcina, Vincent Vella, on behalf of the prayer groups and devotees of the saint, presented Capuchin provincial Martin Micallef a donation to cover 10 bursaries to help...

  • Belarus archbishop’s visit

    Belarus archbishop’s visit

    Metropolitan Archbishop of Minsk-Mohilev in Belarus Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz is a guest of Sannat parish for the feast of St Margaret being celebrated today in the village. He was last invited when the parish celebrated its centenary in 2004. The...

  • Golden jubilee

    Golden jubilee

    Mgr George Tabone from Victoria, led a concelebrated Mass at the cathedral to mark the 50th anniversary of his ordination. Bishop Mario Grech delivered the homily. Archpriest Joseph Attard read special blessings received from Pope Francis and...

  • Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

    Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

    Bishop Mario Grech led a concelebrated Mass marking the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel at Ta’ Hamet chapel, Victoria, animated by the Voci Angeliche choir. This was followed by a procession with the statue of Our Lady. In his homily, the bishop...

  • Dance showcase

    Dance showcase

    Over 100 students took part in a dance show organised by Natalie Sciortino, director of Centre Stage Dance Academy, at the Villa Rundle amphitheatre, Victoria. The programme included routines that the students learnt in ballet and jazz classes...

  • Commemorative philately

    Commemorative philately

    To commemorate the presence in Malta of the relic of St George’s arm venerated at San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice, Maltapost issued a handstamp and personalised stamp, designed by Anthony Grech. He also produced a cover for the Gozo Philatelic Society.

  • Lecture on statue of St George

    Lecture on statue of St George

    Artist and art historian Mark Sagona gave a public lecture entitled Pietro Paolo Azzopardi’s St George: its artistic importance in early 19th-century Malta at Il-Ħaġar Heart of Gozo museum in Victoria. The lecture was organised on the occasion of...

  • Exhibition of sculptures

    Exhibition of sculptures

    An exhibition of sculptures by John Paul Azzopardi entitled Bri-Co-Lage was held at Il-Ħaġar Heart of Gozo museum and cultural centre in Victoria. It consisted of a collection of works made from various synthetic and organic materials combined...

  • Coming up

    • The feast of St Martha will be celebrated at Tal-Għonq chapel, Victoria, on Tuesday. Mass will be said at 8.30 and 10.30am. The rosary will be recited at 6.30pm. Mgr Girgor Grech will celebrate Mass at 7pm during which there will be the blessing...

  • Martyr’s blood set to be brought to Malta

    Martyr’s blood set to be brought to Malta

    A reliquary containing the blood of St Lawrence is being brought to Malta from Amaseno in Frosinone, Italy, and toured around the parishes dedicated to the saint between Thursday and July 28. This is the first time the reliquary will be brought to...

  • Police anniversary marked in Gozo

    Police anniversary marked in Gozo

    Several activities were held last Tuesday in Gozo to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the establishment of the Malta police force. A Mass celebrated by the Gozo police chaplain Emanuel Curmi at Santa Marija cemetery chapel was attended by...

  • Victoria International Arts Festival concluded

    Victoria International Arts Festival concluded

    The final concert of the 17th edition of the Victoria International Arts Festival was held last Monday at St George’s Basilica. Mro Joseph Vella conducted the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra in a choral and orchestral concert featuring works by...

  • Archaeologists sift ancient waste at Taċ-Ċawla site

    Archaeologists sift ancient waste at Taċ-Ċawla site

    An archaeological team is digging through waste material dumped thousands of years ago at a site in Taċ-Ċawla, Victoria, where it is thought the first Gozitan village stood. The team is led by Caroline Malone, professor of prehistory at the School...

  • Relic of saint’s arm in Gozo

    Relic of saint’s arm in Gozo

    The relic of St George’s arm was taken to Xewkija parish church after a stop at Tal-Ħniena chapel. Bishop Mario Grech, together with the clergy of St George’s parish, later welcomed the relic at the crossroads in Republic Street, Victoria, from...

  • Feast of St George

    Victoria today celebrates the feast of St George. This year marks the 175th anniversary of the first titular statue of the saint, an artistic masterpiece treasured at St George’s basilica. Gozo Bishop Mario Grech, accompanied by the basilica...

  • Coming up

    • The Gozo Youth Orchestra will perform the seventh edition of the concert Opera vs Pop Under the Stars on July 28 at 8.30pm in the courtyard of the Gozo Ministry, Victoria. The programme will consist of classical and operatic songs and arias...

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