• Gozitan parishes raise over €120,000 for charity in 2013

    Last year, the Church in Gozo collected €128,362 for charity, according to a published diocese bulletin. This works out at an average of €8,557 from each of the island’s 15 parishes. Most of the funds were passed on to Dar tal-Providenza,...

  • Retired teachers get together

    A group of 70 members of the Gozo Retired Teachers Asso-ciation and colleagues from Malta recently spent a day together in Gozo. After attending Mass at Ta’ Pinu sanctuary celebrated by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech they visited the museum of Karmni...

  • Student publications

    Student publications

    A 40-page full colour publication in English on 19 Gozitan legends, accompanied by artistic impressions, and a 20-page full colour visitor’s guidebook to Comino in seven languages have been published. The books are the fruit of projects over the...

  • Baltic states visit

    Baltic states visit

    Members of the Aurora Folk Group took part in a seven-day visit to Zarasai, Lithuania, and Daugvapolis, Latvia, at the invitation of Senglea local council during which the group performed traditional dances and delighted audiences at several...

  • A field day at Ramla

    A field day at Ramla

    Gozo College Rabat Primary School held a field day at Ramla Bay for pupils in Years 4, 5 and 6. The children were divided into small groups so that all participants could join in the games organised. The event was co-ordinated by the college’s PE...

  • Self-defence course for women held

    Self-defence course for women held

    A nine-week self-defence course for women was held in Gozo by the Kempo Arnis Federation. The course was based on several habitual acts of physical violence women encounter in everyday life. The programme comprised both theoretical and practical...

  • Work of art for Our Lady

    Work of art for Our Lady

    Six parishioners at the Our Lady of Graces sanctuary of the Capuchin Friars in Victoria presented an artistic ganutell garland to the friary’s newly appointed father guardian, Fr Joe Libreri OFM Cap. Fr Remigio Galea OFM Cap celebrated Mass to...

  • Sette Giugno riot victims remembered

    Sette Giugno riot victims remembered

    The events of Sette Giugno, the bread riots of June 7, 1919, were commemorated in Gozo. Wreaths were laid in front of the house in Bullara Street, Xagħra, where Ġużeppi Bajada, one of the four Maltese victims during the riots in Valletta,...

  • Students’ app wins award

    Students’ app wins award

    An application entitled Travel Buddy, aimed at two- to three-day travellers and developed by nine students from Sir Michelangelo Refalo Sixth Form, Victoria, for a Junior Achievement Young Enterprise programme, won the Best Use of Technology award...

  • Mosaic workshop

    Mosaic workshop

    Mary Portelli of Gozo Mosaic led a group of youths in a mosaic workshop using recycled material. She showed how broken mugs and plates and tiles can be transformed into a work of art, using a mosaic flower arrangement she created as a specimen.

  • RockAstra


    The second edition of RockAstra was held in front of a packed audience in Republic Street, Victoria, on June 6. During the concert, La Stella Band, directed by Mro Sigmund Mifsud, performed classic and popular songs, including tracks by John...

  • Coming up

    • Today, Fontana parish celebrates the titular feast of the Sacred Heart with a pontifical concelebrated Mass led by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech at 9am with the participation of the Chorus Urbanus directed by Mro John Galea. Mgr Ruzario Borg leads...

  • The Jeweller’s Shop

    The Jeweller’s Shop

    The Jeweller’s Shop, a one-act play by Karol Wojtyia (Pope John Paul II) was recently performed at St Cecilia medieval chapel, Għajnsielem, by the Gozo Creative Theatre Club in collaboration with Wirt Għawdex. This play, subtitled ‘A Meditation on...

  • Courses on the family

    Three courses to help participants reflect on their family and learn skills to develop more mature interpersonal relationships will be held during the first two weeks of July by the Gozo diocese’s Family Commission. For further information call...

  • School play during Mass

    School play during Mass

    As part of celebrations marking the declaration of Mother Margherita Debrincat as Venerable, Year 5 pupils from St Francis School, Victoria, recently presented a play depicting episodes of her life during Mass at St George’s Basilica, Victoria.

  • Billiards season ends

    Billiards season ends

    The Gozo Billiards and Snooker Club season came to an end with the Gozo Snooker League final played between Jason Vassallo and Shuan Sultana. Vassallo emerged as the winner. Photo shows the club committee members and players with Gozo Minister...

  • Clean-up initiative

    Clean-up initiative

    Around 500kg of waste, including electronic and hazardous waste such as TV sets and bulbs, were collected from Ħondoq and Ramla bays in Gozo. The clean-up was an initiative of Let’s Do It Malta, coordinated by the Gozo NGO Association, with the...

  • Reflecting on the Pope’s exhortation

    Reflecting on the Pope’s exhortation

    A public conference titled ‘The Joy of the Gospel in the Island of Joy’, focusing on the fourth chapter of Pope Francis’s apostolic exhortation Evangelii Gaudium, was held at the Bishop’s Curia, Victoria, by the Social Action Movement, the...

  • Knights’ pilgrimage to Ta’ Pinu

    Knights’ pilgrimage to Ta’ Pinu

    Knights of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (SMOM) recently held their annual pilgrimage to Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary, accompanied by patients and residents from various hospitals and homes. Chancellor of the Maltese Association of the Order...

  • Sr Lux Marie

    Sr Lux Marie

    Elizabeth Grech from Nadur has taken her vows as a Sister of the Missionaries of Charity, founded by Mother Teresa. She took the name Sr Lux Marie. In the coming months Sr Lux Marie will be serving in Ethiopia.