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  • Holy Name Society congress in Munxar

    Holy Name Society congress in Munxar

    The 51st congress of the Holy Name Society in Gozo came to an end last Sunday at St Paul’s Shipwreck parish centre in Munxar. The function started with a cortege from the house of the Sisters of Charity with the statue of Christ the Good...

  • Pre-Mother’s Day market

  • Team-building activity

    Team-building activity

    Youths from the Nadur Teen and Youth Centre recently took part in a car wash in aid of the Nadur parish centre. Nadur vice parish priest Fr Joseph Curmi said although the fundraising was appreciated, it was not the most important aspect of the car...

  • Festivities in honour of St George

    Festivities in honour of St George

    Last Sunday marked the end of festivities in honour of St George to celebrate the 175th anniversary of Gozo’s first titular statue of the saint, which was sculpted in 1839 by Pietru Pawl Azzopardi. The series of celebrations, entitled Is-Siegħa...

  • Gozo hospital staff raise €5,600 for Puttinu Cares

    Gozo hospital staff raise €5,600 for Puttinu Cares

    Over €5,600 was raised in aid of Puttinu Cares were raised through various activities that were organised by Gozo General Hospital educational and social activity committee staff last weekend. The activities included car washes, a walk last Sunday...

  • WUCWO Day

    WUCWO Day

    The annual World Union of Catholic Women’s Organisations (WUCWO) Day was celebrated at the Catholic Action headquarters in Victoria, last Tuesday. Gozo Bishop Mario Grech said Mass, during which he emphasised the role of women to promote truth...

  • Coming up

    • Today, the parish of Xagħra is celebrating the feast of its co-patron St Joseph. A concelebrated Mass will be held at 5pm at Xagħra basilica. The main celebrant will be Bishop Mario Grech accompanied by the parish clergy led by archpriest Mgr...

  • Mass celebrated next to JPII monument

    Mass celebrated next to JPII monument

    Last Sunday afternoon, a special Mass was held next to the monument dedicated to Pope John Paul II in Victoria to mark his and Pope John XXIII’s canonisation a few hours earlier in Rome. Pope John Paul II visited Gozo on May 26, 1990, and passed...

  • Charity car wash

    Charity car wash

    Youths from Don Bosco Oratory held a car wash in St Augustine’s Square, Victoria, raising some €300 for charity.

  • Health awareness

    Health awareness

    A health awareness session, including free medical tests for all, was held last Sunday in the foyer of the Don Bosco Oratory, Victoria, as part of the Spring in Spring Youth Festival. It was organised by the oratory’s youth committee in...

  • 39th Gozo half marathon held

    39th Gozo half marathon held

    Atse Herrera Johnson and Josann Attard Pulis won the 39th edition of the Gozo half marathon held last Sunday by the Gozo Amateur Atheletic Club. More than 440 athletes from 16 countries took part. The first Gozitan to complete the 13.1...

  • World Book Day commemorated

    World Book Day commemorated

    Gozo College primary school in Victoria recently celebrated World Book Day with storytelling sessions, a reading and writing workshop and health and safety education through storytelling. Activities also included music and singing, with Adam...

  • Art exhibition

    Art exhibition

    A exhibition of oil paintings entitled Khaos 2014 by painter, poet and a novelist Claudio Fiorentini of Rome is taking place at Art e Gallery, Victoria. He has taken part in several exhibitions in Italy, Turkey, France and Luxembourg. The gallery...

  • Coming up

    • A morning procession with the statue of St George will be held in Victoria today at 10am to mark the 175th anniversary of the titular statue sculpted in 1839 by Pietru Pawl Azzopardi. • A pre-Mother’s Day market is being held today from 8am...

  • Easter Sunday manifestations

    Easter Sunday manifestations

    Easter Sunday manifestations were held all over Gozo last Sunday. Picture shows the statue of the Risen Christ coming out of the Xewkija Rotunda, with the participation of the Precursor Band and the Vox Clamantis choir. The celebration began with...

  • Pigeon race

    Pigeon race

    Nadur Pigeon Club recently transferred 155 of its members’ pigeons to Sant’Eufemia d’Aspromonte, a comune in the province of Reggio Calabria, about 90 kilometres southwest of Catanzaro and about 25km northeast of Reggio Calabria, which is the...

  • Sports day

    Sports day

    Students at the Sacred Heart Minor Seminary, Victoria, recently took part in a sports day at the school grounds. Activities included tug-of-war, five-a-side football matches, sack races and bicycle races.

  • 175th anniversary of St George titular statue

    175th anniversary of St George titular statue

    Last Wednesday, St George’s Day, various initiatives were held to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the creation of the statue of St George by P. P. Azzopardi. It was the first processional titular statue of Gozo’s patron saint and is...

  • Production of The Jeweler’s Shop by Karol Wojtyia

    Gozo Creative Theatre Club is next weekend staging a performance of The Jeweler’s Shop (A Meditation on the Sacrament of Matrimony, Passing on Occasion into a Drama) by Karol Wojtyia, who later became Pope John Paul II. It is being held to...

  • Ekoskola cleans up Citadel area

    Ekoskola cleans up Citadel area

    Year 3 and year 4 classes at St Francis School, Victoria, recently took part in a clean-up around the Citadel as part of their Ekoskola activities. The Gozo Ministry provided gloves and plastic bags and the children collected paper, glass, plastic...

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