• Oasi marks its 20th anniversary

    Oasi marks its 20th anniversary

    To commemorate the anniversary of the official opening of the Oasi Foundation in 1991, director-general Fr Emmanuel Cordina celebrated a thanksgiving Mass at its centre in Victoria. Cordina also presented the Oasi Award to Dorothy Meli, Maria...

  • Philatelic lecture

    Philatelic lecture

    Expert philatelist and historian Alfred Bonnici, Speaker Emeritus and president of the Malta Philatelic Society, gave a lecture organised by the Gozo Philatelic Society at Il-Ħaġar Heart of Gozo museum, Victoria. Bonnici offered personal...

  • Gold-plated halo blessed

    Gold-plated halo blessed

    Fr Joe Libreri from the Capuchin community in Victoria, last Sunday blessed the gold-plated halo of the statue of St Pio of Pietrelcina. The halo was restored by benefactors of the sanctuary. During Mass celebrated for the occasion, Bro Baskal...

  • Gozitan writers

    Joe Attard has published a book featuring the biographies of 54 Gozitan authors who have published literary works over the past 100 years. The 260-page publication, which in­cludes extracts and photos, is introduced by Charles Briffa and printed...

  • Farewell party

    Farewell party

    A farewell pool party for Year 6 pupils at Gozo College Rabat Primary School was held at Cornucopia Hotel, Xagħra. Guest singer Daniel Testa entertained the pupils, staff and parents.

  • Kerċem church restoration

    Kerċem church restoration

    The feast of Our Lady of Perpetual Help at Kerċem today coincides with the completion of an extensive restoration project on the church façade at a cost of over €70,000. The 100-year-old sanctuary needed major restoration. After the feast,...

  • Franciscan Sisters’ thanksgiving Mass

    Franciscan Sisters’ thanksgiving Mass

    The Franciscan Sisters of the Heart of Jesus held a thanksgiving Mass after their foundress, Mother Margherita was declared venerable. It was held in Kerċem, her birthplace. The Mass was presided over by Gozo bishop Mario Grech, Apostolic Nuncio...

  • Nadur carnival documentary

    Nadur carnival documentary

    A documentary about the annual ‘spontaneous’ Nadur carnival, entitled Il-Maskerat li ma Jmut Qatt, was screened at the Gozo College Nadur Primary School.The documentary, directed by Noemi Attard and filmed by Philip Cassar, was funded mainly by...

  • Relic of St George’s arm brought to Malta for first time

    Relic of St George’s arm brought to Malta for first time

    The relic of St George’s arm housed at the Benedictine abbey of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice, Italy, will be brought to the parishes of St George in Qormi and Victoria between tomorrow and next Sunday on the occasion of the 175th anniversary of...

  • Opera vs Pop Under the Stars

    The Gozo Youth Orchestra will perform the seventh edition of the concert Opera vs Pop Under the Stars on July 28 at 8.30pm in the courtyard of the Gozo Ministry, Victoria. The concert will feature soprano Pamela Agius from New York, pop singer...

  • New and prospective priests’ visit

    New and prospective priests’ visit

    A group of novices and their tutors visited Malta from Assisi for five days for the ordination to the priesthood on July 1 of Christian Borg and Joseph Formosa, both Conventual Franciscans. Part of the visit included a day trip to Gozo were Fr...

  • Coming up

    • The feast of Our Lady of Perpetual Help will be celebrated at Kerċem parish today. Bishop Mario Grech will lead a Pontifical Mass at 9am. At 11.30am, marches will be played in the main streets by Sant’Antnin Band of Birkirkara. At 7pm evening...

  • Fundraising for Cottolengo Hospital

    Fundraising for Cottolengo Hospital

    Fourteen youths from Għajnsielem will be carrying out voluntary work in September at Cottolengo Hospital, Turin, a non-profit institution purposely built for disabled people. Last Sunday, Għajnsielem Youth Group held a car wash in the village...

  • Photo exhibition of women in Maltese society

    Photo exhibition of women in Maltese society

    A two-month photo exhibition entitled A Pictorial Diary of Women in Maltese Society is being held at the Banca Giuratale, Victoria. The exhibition, curated by Caroline Tonna and Maria Cassar and supported by financial advisory services firm Nexia...

  • World Cup Day

    World Cup Day

    Brazilian residents in Gozo Luciana Zakonyi and Daniel Conceicao are seen showing children at Gozo College Rabat Primary School, Victoria, how to dance the capoeira and samba as part of a series of fun activities organised by the school to...

  • Feast decoration

    Feast decoration

    Artist Paul Camilleri Cauchi is seen working on a painting of St John of Damascus, which forms part of the outdoor decorations for the feast of the Visitation being celebrated in Għarb today.

  • World Blood Donor Day

    World Blood Donor Day

    World Blood Donor Day was marked for the first time with a blood donation session at the Gozo General Hospital outpatients department. Hospital CEO Nadine Delicata (right) and Angelo Degiorgio (second from right), manager, Blood Donation Services...

  • ‘Avoid drug victims ending up in court’ – Minister

    ‘Avoid drug victims ending up in court’ – Minister

    Minister for the Family and Social Solidarity Michael Farrugia said a White Paper on how to deal with the drug problem was being prepared and one of its principal concepts was avoiding drug victims ending up in court, as this only serves to label...

  • Sacred art exhibition in aid of Ta’ Pinu

    Sacred art exhibition in aid of Ta’ Pinu

    An exhibition of sacred art entitled Via Pulchritudinis: The Way of Beauty, curated by Salesian Charles Cini, is open at Dar Karmni Grima, Għarb. Besides give space to the artists to express beauty through art, the exhibition aims to raise funds...

  • Baroque concert

    Baroque concert

    The third in a series of five baroque concerts, entitled Rameau and his Contemporaries, was performed last Sunday by the Musica Poetica London at Mgr G. Farrugia hall, St George’s Basilica as part of the 17th edition of the Victoria International...