• Santa Marija in Gozo

    Santa Marija in Gozo

    Gozo has started bracing itself for the longest week of the year. As from tomorrow, Victoria becomes the centre of festivities for the feast of Santa Marija. Between tomorrow and Friday, the city dons its very best for the celebration, the...

  • Villa Rundle exhibition

    Villa Rundle exhibition

    The traditional agricultural show, Il-Wirja ta’ Santa Marija, takes place on Thursday and Friday at Villa Rundle Gardens, Victoria. The exhibition of animals, agricultural products and crafts, organised by the Agrarian, Industrial and Cultural...

  • Special card and cancellation

    Special card and cancellation

    The Gozo Cathedral in collaboration with Maltapost will tomorrow issue 300 special limited edition cards and a special postal cancellation from the Victoria Post Office. The card commemorates the 150th anniversary since the matrice of Santa Marija...

  • Cathedral annual

    The 49th edition of the Cathedral annual, Il-Għid tal-Assunta, has just been published. First issued in 1966, it features researched articles on a number of major anniversaries occuring this year, including the foundation of the Cathedral 150...

  • Coming up

    • San Lawrenz today celebrates the feast of its patron saint with a pontifical Mass led by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech at 9am. Solemn vespers in Maltese will be said by Can. Eddie Zammit at 6.30pm, followed by marches by the La Stella Band from Triq...

  • Reliquary of saint brought to Gozo

    Reliquary of saint brought to Gozo

    San Lawrenz residents gathered at Mġarr harbour last week to welcome the reliquary containing the blood of St Lawrence. The transfer of the reliquary to San Lawrenz parish church was led by parish priest Charles Sultana, deputy parish priest...

  • New Nadur cemetery inaugurated

    New Nadur cemetery inaugurated

    The first phase of the new Nadur cemetery was opened and blessed by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech during a simple but poignant ceremony attended by a sizeable crowd of Nadur parishioners. The outline permit for this long-awaited project was applied for...

  • Humble priest’s house to be open for visitors

    Humble priest’s house to be open for visitors

    The house where Fr Ġużepp Cauchi was born, lived and died will be open for visitors during the feast of San Lawrenz next weekend. Cauchi was a humble and deeply spiritual village priest who suffered the humiliation of not being allowed to preach...

  • Cathedral facade restored

    Cathedral facade restored

    The baroque façade of the Gozo Cathedral has been restored to its former glory. After years of restoration work, the scaffolding was finally dismantled to reveal the grandeur of the cathedral designed by Lorenzo Cafà in the late 17th century. It...

  • Opera vs Pop Under the Stars

    Opera vs Pop Under the Stars

    The concert Opera vs Pop Under the Stars was held last Monday for the seventh year running in the Gozo Ministry’s central courtyard, Victoria. The concert of operatic arias and pop arrangements featured the Gozo Youth Wind Band and Orchestra,...

  • 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.