• 150th anniversary of Gozo diocese

    On September 16, 1864, Blessed Pope Pius IX established Gozo and Comino as an autonomous diocese following repeated petitions by Gozitan priests and people, who had striven for 66 years to achieve this goal. On October 30, 1798, Saverio Cassar,...

  • Mosaic mural for hospital

    Mosaic mural for hospital

    A mosaic mural entitled Il-Ħajja Sabiha has been installed at the foyer of Tal-Ibraġġ Hospital in Victoria. It is the work of some 20 members of psychiatric support group Step Ahead, which is led by Pauline Camilleri, Jeanette Falzon and Marlene...

  • San Ġorġ Preca musical in Malta

    San Ġorġ Preca musical in Malta

    A musical on San Ġorġ Preca, written and produced by the Gozo Don Bosco Oratory youths, is being staged at the Catholic Institute in Floriana on September 26 and 28. The music for Dun Gorg – il-musical is by Francesco Grech and lyrics by Mark...

  • New seminary rector

    Fr Tony Sciberras, MSSP, has been appointed by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech as the 31st rector of the Major Seminary, Victoria, with effect from January 1, 2015, succeeding Fr Daniel Xerri, who has been rector for seven years. Since its inauguration...

  • Coming up

    • The Capuchin Friars of Victoria are celebrating the feast of Our Lady of Graces today. Gozo Bishop Mario Grech will lead a pontifical concelebrated Mass at 9am with the participation of the Chorus Fjur t’Assisi, under the direction of Marita...

  • Special edition of Ix-Xagħra

    Special edition of Ix-Xagħra

    A special 124-page edition of the magazine Ix-Xagħra has been issued to commemorate the feast of Our Lady of the Nativity. It features numerous articles, photos and information about Xagħra, including one about the village and its residents during...

  • Marian evening

    Marian evening

    A Marian evening was held on the parvis of Għajnsielem parish church on the theme ‘With our mother Mary we are built into a holy temple in the Lord’. Mgr Renato Borg, rector of the chapel of Our Lady of Lourdes, Mġarr, Gozo, led the prayer session.

  • Swimming trip to Ramla Bay

    Swimming trip to Ramla Bay

    The Don Bosco Summer Club rounded up its activities with a swimming trip to Ramla Bay. The children were accompanied by youth leaders, members of their families and Don Bosco Oratory director Fr Effie Masini.

  • Book on Xagħra plague

    A 140-page book has been published about the story of the spread of bubonic plague in Xagħra in 1814. It contains seven articles covering different aspects of the plague. The cover features a sepia painting by artist Paul Camilleri-Cauchi. The...

  • New digital cinema at Don Bosco Oratory

    New digital cinema at Don Bosco Oratory

    With the installation of a new digital cinema projector the Don Bosco Oratory now has the only operational cinema in Gozo. The oratory said the €70,000 investment in the project, which includes a new Dolby Surround 7.1 system, would complement the...

  • Village summer club ends

    Village summer club ends

    Xagħra parish’s two-month summer club for children aged four to 13 has been concluded. The children took part in various activities including crafts, arts, cooking, physical education, drama and team-building activities. Various outings were also...

  • Għarb Day celebrated

    Għarb Day celebrated

    This year’s edition of Għarb Day, organised by the local council, was celebrated with a thanksgiving Mass at Għarb parish church followed by an evening of entertainment in the village’s Pjazza Żjara tal-Madonna. The evening started with mayor...

  • Italian archbishop leads Mass

    Italian archbishop leads Mass

    Archbishop Giovanni Tonucci, the territorial prelate of Loreto and papal delegate for St Anthony’s Basilica in Padova, last Monday led a concelebration Mass at St Anthony’s church, Għajnsielem, together with the members of the Franciscan friary in...

  • 41st anniversary of statue’s coronation

    41st anniversary of statue’s coronation

    Archbishop of Loreto Giovanni Tonucci led a concelebrated Mass to mark the 41st anniversary of the coronation of the titular statue of Our Lady of the Nativity at the Xagħra basilica. At the end of the Mass, archpriest Carmelo Refalo presented Mgr...

  • Coming up

    • A blood donation session will be held at the Gozo General Hospital today between 8am and 5pm. • The Island Carting Club Malta in collaboration with Għajnsielem local council is organising a go-cart race in Għajnsielem, today from 11am to 5pm.

  • First ‘paracamp’ held in Gozo

    First ‘paracamp’ held in Gozo

    Twenty youths with special needs and other disadvantaged people took part in Malta’s first ‘Paracamp’ camping holiday at Masġar Papa Gwanni XXIII, Għajnsielem, near Fort Chambrai. The camp’s aim was to provide participants with the opportunity to...

  • Diocesan Marian manifestation

    Diocesan Marian manifestation

    The annual diocesan Marian manifestation, organised by the Legion of Mary and other Catholic groups, was held in Marsalforn last Tuesday. After the recitation of the rosary, Gozo Bishop Mario Grech and other priests led a concelebrated Mass. The...

  • Musical concert by St Joseph Band

    Musical concert by St Joseph Band

    A concert by St Joseph Band, under the direction of Frankie Debono, assisted by Anthony Galea, was held in front of the club’s premises last Tuesday on the occasion of the feast of Our Lady of Loreto, which is being celebrated today in...

  • Exhibition on Għajnsielem’s old and new parish churches

    Exhibition on Għajnsielem’s old and new parish churches

    An exhibition on the old and new parish churches of Għajnsielem was inaugurated by archpriest Frankie Bajada to mark the 125th and 25th anniversaries respectively of the consecration of the two churches. The exhibition, featuring photos and...

  • Xandriku street festival set to be held in Nadur

    Xandriku fest – Ngħixu Xandriku fl-Imghoddi, will take place in Xandriku Street, Nadur, on September 13, from 7pm onwards. Visitors to the event will embark on a journey through the years, reliving this street’s rich history. A main event will be...