• Animals blessed on saint’s feast day

    Animals blessed on saint’s feast day

    The feast of St Anthony the Abbott was celebrated last Sunday at St Anthony Church, Tal-Qaċċa, Xagħra. Gozo Bishop Mario Grech celebrated Mass and parish priest Carmelo Refalo blessed horses in St Anthony Square. Mgr Grech later recited vespers at...

  • Sri Chinmoy peace ceremony

    Sri Chinmoy peace ceremony

    A Sri Chinmoy peace ceremony was held in Lunzjata Valley, Kerċem, by the Education, Science and Culture Centre in collaboration with Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run. The event featured songs performed by Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Choir,...

  • Entertainment in aid of Ethiopia mission

    Entertainment in aid of Ethiopia mission

    Centre Stage Academy students, Piccole Stelle Choir, singers Michela Pace and Sarah Bonnici, The Tramps, and D Capitals Band performed in a six-hour marathon of entertainment in aid of missionary work in Ethiopia. The event was organised by youths...

  • Upcoming events

    • The feast of the conversion of St Paul will be celebrated today at Marsalforn. Rector Can. Michael Borg will celebrate Mass at 10am at the church with the participation of Cini Band. A procession with the statue of St Paul will leave the church...

  • Book launch

    Book launch

    A 548-page book entitled L-Immakulata Kunċizzjoni tar-Rabat Għawdex – l-Istatwa li naqax l-Iskultur Salvatore Psaila, was launched at the Gozo Ministry, Victoria. The book by Anthony Farrugia recounts the story behind the commissioning of the...

  • Charity fun walk

    Victoria and Xagħra scout groups will hold a walk in aid of the Malta Community Chest Fund next Sunday to mark the centenary of scouting in Gozo. It will start from Ta’ Pinu at 10am and pass through Għarb, Għasri and San Lawrenz and return to Ta’...

  • After Juliet at Astra Theatre

    Gozo Creative Theatre Club will perform After Juliet at the Astra Theatre, Victoria, today at 7.30pm. A play by Sharman Macdonald, After Juliet takes up the story in the immediate wake of the events in Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet. It...

  • Philatelic Society AGM

    Philatelic Society AGM

    The Gozo Philatelic Society held its annual general meeting at Il-Ħaġar museum, Victoria. President Louis Bonello and secretary Antoine Vassallo delivered their annual reports and there was a discussion about ways to encourage more children to...

  • Church parvis restoration

    Church parvis restoration

    The parvis of the Xagħra parish church is undergoing an extensive renovation. Works include the conservation of the two 100-year-old carved stone figures flanking the central staircase, laying of new tiles and balustrades that had deteriorated...

  • Gozo carnival poster

    The poster promoting this year’s Gozo Carnival 2016 was commissioned to Gozitan artist Paul Falzon from Xewkija. The poster’s main character, dressed partly in poor clothes and partly in rich clothing, is inspired by the late Gozitan folk singer...

  • Conference on how parents deal with children’s wishes

    ‘Dejjem jonqsok? Ir-risposta tal-ġenituri għax-xewqat tal-ulied’ (You always want something else. Parents’ reply to their children’s wishes) is the theme of this year’s conference of the Gozo Diocese Family Commission. It will be held at Villa...

  • Citadel embellishment nears completion

    Citadel embellishment nears completion

    Embellishment works at the Citadel ditch, Victoria, are nearly ready. The area has been transformed into a recreational space that can host cultural activities.

  • Scale models exhibition

    Scale models exhibition

    An exhibition of scale models of airplanes, cars, ships, figures, military vehicles, dioramas, science fiction characters and paper models was held by the Gozo Scale Modellers Club at The Duke Shopping Mall, Victoria. The club, which was set up in...

  • President visits venerated priest’s home

    President visits venerated priest’s home

    President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca and her husband Edgar Preca paid an official visit to Dar Dun Ġużepp Cauchi, San Lawrenz. The visit was held on the 60th anniversary of the death of Fr Cauchi (1900-1955). The venerated priest led an exemplary...

  • Upcoming events

    • To mark the feast of St Anthony the Abbot, Gozo Bishop Mario Grech will lead a concelebrated Mass today at 8.30am at St Anthony church, Tal-Qaċċa, Xagħra. A procession with the saint’s statue will leave the church at 10am for St Anthony Square...

  • Blood donation

    Blood donation

    Leone Philharmonic Society held a blood donation session for its members at Gozo General Hospital and an encouraging number took up the worthy cause.

  • Hospital staff CPD

    Hospital staff CPD

    A total of 197 charge nurses, deputy charge nurses and nursing staff at Gozo General Hospital attended a four-hour continuous professional development training session organised by the hospital management. The session addressed topics such as...

  • Youths visit Arka

    Youths visit Arka

    Youths from Don Bosco Oratory, Victoria, dress­ed as popular Disney characters and visited Arka Res­pite Centre, Għajn­sielem, to provide ani­mat­ed entertainment for children and teenagers with disabilities residing there.

  • Snooker tournament

    Snooker tournament

    A knockout snooker tournament was organised by Victory Band Club, Xagħra. It was won by James Sultana, who received a trophy sponsored by club bar owner John Attard.

  • Gozitan students’ live-in

    Gozitan students’ live-in

    Form 5 students at the Sacred Heart Minor Seminary and the Bishop’s Conservatory, Victoria, took part in a live-in at the Archbishop’s Seminary, Rabat, and Villa Psaigon, Dingli, respectively. Students from both schools spent the day together and...