• Icon donated to Victoria museum

    Icon donated to Victoria museum

    A Roman icon inspired by the upcoming Jubilee of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis has been donated to Il-Ħaġar Heart of Gozo Museum, Victoria. The icon, which depicts Christ Pantocrator – Christ as ruler of the world – was made using egg tempera...

  • New Sannat archpriest installed

    New Sannat archpriest installed

    A programme of activities was held to mark the installation of Sannat’s new archpriest Michael Curmi. He proceeded to the parish church in a processional march accompanied by St Margaret Band of Sannat and Victory Band of Xagħra. This was followed...

  • Upcoming events

    • San Lawrenz today celebrates the feast of its patron saint with a pontifical Mass led by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech at 9am. Fr Richard Farrugia will deliver the panegyric. Solemn vespers will be said by Fr Joe Borg at 7pm, followed by marches by La...

  • Book on historical contract to create statue of St George

    A book by Anthony Farrugia entitled Il-Kuntratt tal-Istatwa Titulari ta’ San Ġorġ tar-Rabat, Għawdex, 2 ta’ April 1838, was launched at Mgr Giuseppe Farrugia hall at St George’s Basilica, Victoria. The book is an analytical account of the...

  • Mita voluntary work at Arka

    Mita voluntary work at Arka

    A group of employees from the Malta Information Technology Agency (Mita) conducted voluntary work at Arka Foundation, Għajnsielem, as part of a teambuilding programme the agency is organising to mark its 25th anniversary. The staff cleaned the...

  • Feast of Our Lady of Mt Carmel

    Feast of Our Lady of Mt Carmel

    Xagħra archpriest Carmelo Refalo led a concelebrated Mass marking the feast of Our Lady of Mt Carmel at Ta’ Hamet chapel, Victoria, animated by the Voci Angeliche choir. This was followed by a procession with the statue of Our Lady.

  • Children’s craft classes in Victoria

    Children’s craft classes in Victoria

    Weekly children’s craft classes are being held at the Bejta artisan gallery in Victoria on Mondays and Thursdays throughout summer for kinder and primary school- age children. For further information look up ‘Sunshine arts and crafts’ on Facebook.

  • Xagħra parish summer club

    Xagħra parish summer club

    About 30 children aged seven to 10 are attending a summer club organised by Xagħra parish. Photo shows mosaic artist Mary Portelli teaching the youngsters how to make a mosaic picture combining the prehistoric temple of Ġgantija and the parish...

  • Dwejra Tower to be open for meteor shower observation

    Dwejra Tower to be open for meteor shower observation

    The coastal watch tower at Dwejra, Gozo, will be open to the public on August 14 from 9pm to 1am to enable people to observe the phenomenon of the Perseids Meteor Shower (also known as the Tears of St Lawrence). The tower is situated in one of the...

  • Campaign to boost youths’ participation in feasts

    Campaign to boost youths’ participation in feasts

    A campaign aimed at increasing youth participation in musical clubs and other organisations involved in village feasts was launched at a seminar entitled ‘Youths, the heart of Gozitan musical societies’. It was organised by Leone Philharmonic...

  • History dance, drama show at Xagħra

    History dance, drama show at Xagħra

    Xagħra Tale, a dance and drama show about the history of the village since prehistory, is being held every Wednesday at 9pm in Victory Square, Xagħra. Attendance is free. This second edition of the event is centred on an episode of Homer’s epic...

  • School visit to Paris

    School visit to Paris

    A group of 30 students who study French at the Sacred Heart Minor Seminary, Victoria, went for a trip to Paris. Among the places they visited were the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame cathedral, Sacre Coeur basilica, the Arc de Triomphe, the national...

  • New tombstone for bishop

    New tombstone for bishop

    A new tombstone to mark the burial site of Gozo Bishop Nicholas Cauchi at the Gozo Cathedral in Victoria is being made by marble craftsman Raymond Bonello on a design by Fr Roberto Gauci. The inlaid marble work will feature the late prelate’s...

  • Upcoming events

    • The feast of St Joseph will be held in Qala today. A pontifical concelebrated Mass led by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech will be said at 9am. Mgr Lawrenz Sciberras will deliver the panegyric. Precursur Band of Xewkija will perform marches at 11.30am.

  • American girl choir

    American girl choir

    A concert by the Northwest Girlchoir from Seattle in the US, was held at the parish church of Xewkija. The Northwest Girlchoir is an independent community music education and performance organisation for girls and young women. Now in its 42nd...

  • Scouts’ summer camp

    Scouts’ summer camp

    Xagħra scout group held their annual summer camp (between July 10 and 16) at Ramla. Venture scouts, scouts, cub scouts and beaver scouts attended the camp. Activities included an obstacle course, archery, a hike, crafts, beach games and pioneering...

  • ‘Farm to Fork’ Food Fair

    ‘Farm to Fork’ Food Fair

    The Gozo Confederation for Agriculture and Fisheries organised the first ‘Farm to Fork’ Food Fair, a weekend of activities, including food, free tastings, exclusive Maltese delicacies, entertainment by Astra, Aurora, Tal-Fuklar and Ta’ Saguna folk...

  • Summer sports activites for children by Otters Club and Xagħra Nursery

    Summer sports activites for children by Otters Club and Xagħra Nursery

    Minister for Gozo Anton Refalo has called for more awareness about physical activity aimed at improving physical fitness, mental well-being and fighting obesity. He was speaking at the Gozo College Boys’ Secondary School. In the past weeks Otters...

  • Cinzsali art exhibition

    Cinzsali art exhibition

    Cynthia Saliba - a local artist from Victoria, is featuring 24 of her latest artworks in her new exhibition Cinzali. Some of the artworks feature original characters taken from comic strips she frequently posts on her facebook page. The exhibition...

  • Business breakfast on Family Business Act

    Business breakfast on Family Business Act

    The Gozo Business Chamber has organised a business breakfast on the proposed Family Business Act, at the Grand Hotel, Mġarr, in onjunction with the Ministry for the Economy, Investment and Small Businesses and Bank of Valletta. The gathering was...