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  • Crib-making seminar

    A discussion group recently explored the technique of building cribs out of cork and jablo and applying paint during a seminar held recently in the hall of St Joseph Band Club, Għajnsielem. It was organised by the Crib Friends Group of Gozo and...

  • Life-size nativity scene inaugurated

    A new set of life-size statues representing the nativity scene was recently inaugurated by Gozo Minister Anton Refalo at Independence Square, Victoria. The statues, made by Gozitan artist Paul Aquilina and commissioned by the National and Regional...

  • Christmas spirit at Nadur

    Hundreds of residents of Nadur and other villages turned out for the Christ­mas market held by the village council last Sunday to buy items such as clothes, shoes and bags, and Christ­mas gifts, including hampers, decorations and...

  • School’s crib competition

    Pupils from St Francis School, Victoria, took part in a national school crib-making competition for the third consecutive year. Judges visited the school and chose the best entries representing traditional and modern cribs, created from papier...

  • Weekly violin mini-recitals

    Gozo School of Music students recently performed a violin recital at Il-Ħaġar – Heart of Gozo in St George’s Square, Victoria, accompanied by their teachers Emese Toth and David Lang. The students – Anne Camilleri, Amy Casha, Sione Grima, Eneh...

  • Għajnsielem crib

    Ivan Portelli is seen adding the last finishing touches to his crib at Ħamri Street, Għajnsielem. He created it with the help of Charles Camilleri of Nadur out of fibre and jablo. A river, a small cascade of water and figurines of different sizes...

  • Coming up

    • Masses at Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary will be said today at 6.15, 8.30, 10 and 11.15am and 5pm. • An artisan Christmas village will be held today at St George’s Square, Victoria. • The Lone Ranger will be screened at Don Bosco Oratory, Victoria, today at...

  • Competition winner

    The winner of the Hotel Calypso Weekend Break for Two competition of December 8 is Joseph Rapinett of Sta Venera.

  • Bird breeders’ show

    The Gozo Bird Breeders Society last Sunday held its annual bird show at the Gozo Sports Complex in Victoria. Around 800 species of finches, canaries, quails, doves and parrots were exhibited in six sections. Awards were won by the following...

  • Pastoral visit to Żebbuġ

    Gozo Bishop Mario Grech (centre) recently met Żebbuġ local council as part of a week-long pastoral visit to the village. He is seen flanked by (from left) Archpriest Fr Ruben Micallef, councillor Joseph Camilleri, vice-mayor Mario Cassar,...

  • Immaculate Conception sacred art exhibition

    Mater Immaculata is the subject of a sacred art exhibition currently being held in the main hall of the Sacred Heart Seminary, Victoria. There are 32 exhibits consisting of paintings of various sizes and other objects d’art depicting the...

  • Xewkija remembers its war victims

    A plaque commemorating the victims from Xewkija of the two World Wars, made by marble maker Raymond Bonello, was unveiled next to the chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Compassion in the village. During a ceremony to mark the occasion the plaque was...

  • Statue restored

    A statue of the Immaculate Conception by Wistin Camilleri, restored by James Azzopardi of Nadur, was recently put on display at the Franciscan Fathers’ church in Għajnsielem. The liturgical feast of the Immaculate Conception will be celebrated by...

  • Coming up

    • Masses at Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary will be said today at 6.15, 8.30, 10 and 11.15am and 5pm. • The Friends of the Sick and Elderly (Gozo) will hold a charity sale at the football ground near the car park in Victoria today from 7.30am to 1pm. • A...

  • OASI seminar on improving life

    Last Sunday, the OASI Group of Volunteers organised a successful seminar called ‘Improving life’ for the second time this year at Manresa House, Victoria. The seminar was facilitated by Anthony Camilleri, a trainee psychotherapist and life...

  • Health and safety education award for Gozitan Sixth Form

    Gozo College’s Sir Michelangelo Refalo Higher Secondary was recently awarded the Directorate for Educational Services Health and Safety Unit’s Health and Safety Education Best Practice Award to recognise its outstanding efforts to promote health...

  • Gozo official at diving conference

    Dr Mario Saliba, medical officer in charge of the Hyperbaric Unit at Gozo General Hospital, recently attended the biannual conference of the UK Diving Medical Referees in Bristol. This is a consensus meeting of diving medical experts to upgrade UK...

  • Crib-building presentation

    A demonstration and talk by crib artisan David Xuereb of Żebbuġ, Gozo, on how to create and erect a biblical house with polysterene and gesso and how to apply paint and finishing, was held last Sunday. It was organised by Għaqda il-Milied...

  • Nativity scene at Nadur MUSEUM

    For the past 17 years, Tonio Grech has been voluntarily creating a nativity scene (presepju) at the Society of Christian Doctrine (MUSEUM) Boy’s Section at Nadur. He started work on this year’s creation in late September, incorporating natural...

  • Celebration at Xewkija Rotunda

    Gozo Bishop Mario Grech led a concelebrated Mass last Sunday at the Xewkija Rotunda to mark the feast of Christ the King and the conclusion of the Year of Faith which had been launched by Pope Benedict XVI on October 11, 2012. The guests of honour...

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