• 1551 in concert

    1551 in concert

    1551 in Concert, a musical event marking one of the darkest pages in Gozo’s history, when almost the island’s entire population of 5,000 was dragged away into slavery by Turkish forces 465 years ago, was performed at the Citadel. The performance...

  • 75 years as a nun

    75 years as a nun

    Sr Massimina Galea, a 98-year-old nun, recently celebrated the 75th anniversary of her religious profession with the Franciscan Sisters of the Heart of Jesus. Numerous relatives, the mother provincial and nuns from various other Gozitan religious...

  • New Sannat chapel opened

    New Sannat chapel opened

    A new Eucharistic chapel in the centre of Sannat was opened by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech. It will be open every day from 5am till 11pm for personal, silent prayer. The chapel is one of the parish’s main projects to mark the 125th anniversary of the...

  • Xagħra band club exhibition

    Xagħra band club exhibition

    Xagħra Victory Philharmonic Society set up an exhibition at its premises to mark the 40th anniversary since the laying of its club’s foundation stone in 1976. It included official documents, plans and photos related to the event and to the...

  • Upcoming events

    • The titular statue at Our Lady of Graces church, Victoria, will be taken out of its niche today at 10am in preparation for the feast that will be celebrated there next Sunday. A barbecue will be held on the church parvis tomorrow at 8pm. Tickets...

  • Projects embellish Xagħra square, parvis

    Projects embellish Xagħra square, parvis

    Projects that have embellished Victory Square and September 8 Avenue, Xagħra, and restored the parvis of the village’s Nativity of Our Lady parish church, were inaugurated last Tuesday. The projects were part-funded by the EU Leader programme. The...

  • Bishop visits summer club

    Bishop visits summer club

    Gozo Bishop Mario Grech paid a visit to the Don Bosco Summer Club, Victoria, which was attended by about 150 children, and celebrated Mass for the children and their leaders.

  • Upcoming events

    • The feast of Our Lady of the Nativity (Marija Bambina) will be celebrated at Xagħra on Thursday. As part of the preparatory celebrations, traditional horse and donkey races will be held today at 8am in Triq tal-Qaċċa. On Thursday at 9am Gozo...

  • Prayer vigil at Għajnsielem

    Prayer vigil at Għajnsielem

    To mark the 150th anniversary of the titular statue of Our Lady of Loreto at Għajnsielem parish church an evening prayer vigil was held on the church parvis, which included a mime performed by a group of children and adolescents. The mime,...

  • Statue returns to Comino

    Statue returns to Comino

    The statue of St Mary at the church in Comino recently underwent restoration by Gozi­tan artist Manuel Farrugia of Victoria and financed by the Gozo Ministry. The statue, created by artist Wistin Camilleri, was donated by Captain Charles Vassallo...

  • Għajnsielemfest


    Għajnsielemfest, an annual music, song and dance festival organised by Għajnsielem local council, was held last Sunday, including special guest performances by Destiny, Deborah C, Albert-Lauren Agius, baritone Charles Buttigieg and Loredana Agius.

  • Għajnsielem concert

    Għajnsielem concert

    To mark the feast of Our Lady of Loreto, which is being celebrated today in Għajnsielem, St Joseph Band performed a concert last Tuesday in front of the band club’s premises under the direction of Mro Frankie Debono, with the assistance of...

  • Celebrating St John Bosco’s birth

    Celebrating St John Bosco’s birth

    A celebration for children was held at Don Bosco Oratory, Victoria, to mark the birth of St John Bosco. The event started with Mass celebrated by Mgr Rosario Borg followed by a magic show by Mr Remy, face painting, a bouncing castle and a visit by...

  • Blood donation

    Blood donation

    Leone Philharmonic Society last Sunday held a blood donation drive at Gozo General Hospital. Between 20 and 30 members and supporters donated blood. Photo shows society president Dr Michael Caruana presenting a token of appreciation to the...

  • Archpriest’s anniversary

    Archpriest’s anniversary

    A thanksgiving Mass was held last Sunday to mark the 25th anniversary of the ordination of Għajnsielem Archpriest Can. Frankie Bajada. The congregation included families from the village, emigrants who are in Gozo for today’s village feast,...

  • Upcoming events this week

    • The feast of Our Lady of Loreto is being cele­brated today in Għajnsielem. At 9am, Bishop George Bugeja of Tripoli will lead a concelebrated Mass. Fr Marcello Ghirlando will deliver the panegyric. Horse and donkey races will be held at 3.30pm in...

  • Agrarian show at Villa Rundle Gardens

    Agrarian show at Villa Rundle Gardens

    Hundreds visited the agrarian show at Villa Rundle Gardens, Victoria, held as part of the Santa Marija festivities. Trophies and over €6,000 in cash prizes were distributed to 115 competitors who exhibited their farm produce, animals and handicrafts.

  • Charity car wash

    Charity car wash

    Members of Għajnsielem parish youth group GSM Youths led by Fr Joseph Farrugia (right) held a car wash in aid of the Ursuline Sisters’ crèche in Sliema.

  • ALS awareness and fundraising

    ALS awareness and fundraising

    An event aimed at generating awareness on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and raising funds in aid of ALS (Malta) was held at Sannat. The event was organised by Starline Creations Media Productions. Writer Ronald Bugeja, who serves as Starline...

  • Għajnsielem embellishment

    Għajnsielem embellishment

    The first phase of the embellishment of the parish church parvis and square at Għajnsielem is due to be completed in the coming days in time for the village feast of Our Lady of Loreto. The project, designed by architect Godwin Sultana, included...