• 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.

  • Quiz on saintly youths

    Quiz on saintly youths

    The annual quiz for young members of the Catholic Action Movement, held at its headquarters in Victoria, this year focused on two saintly youths – Dominic Savio and Laura Vicuña – who are models the participants could associate with. The material...

  • Xagħra belvedere revamp

    Xagħra belvedere revamp

    The belvedere in Church Street near Xagħra cemetery is being revamped as part of a major project funded under the EU Leader programme titled Network of Leisure Parks in Xagħra. It is being implemented by Xaghra local council.

  • Coming up

    • Today, Għasri marks the feast of Christ the Saviour. A solemn concelebrated Mass will take place at 10am at Għasri parish church with the participation of the Lauda Sion choir. Horse races will be held in Għasri Street at 3pm. A procession with...

  • Gozitan 6th formers take part in Euroscola assembly

    Gozitan 6th formers take part in Euroscola assembly

    Twenty-four students from Sir Michelangelo Refalo Sixth Form, Victoria, joined young people from 26 schools from all over Europe at Euroscola Day in Strasbourg. The students discussed European priority issues, suggested solutions and presented...

  • Feast of St Anthony

    Feast of St Anthony

    Last Monday, Fr Gabriel Micallef OFM led a Mass at St Anthony church in connection with the feast of St Anthony of Padua, during which the blessing and presentation of children ceremony took place. A procession with the statue of St Anthony was...

  • Gianni Vella art exhibition

    Gianni Vella art exhibition

    A exhibition of works by Gianni Vella from private collections is being held at the Banca Giuratale, Victoria, until today between 9am and noon. The works mainly concerned profane subjects with some sacred ones and studies in several media,...

  • Robotics Comenius project

    Robotics Comenius project

    A group of 10 students, two heads of department and two teachers from the Gozo College Girls’ Secondary School visited the Istituto Tecnico Industriale Statale Pininfarina, Turin, as part of the Comenius project I&R – European Industrial...

  • Fr Raniero Cantalamessa visits Gozo Seminary

    Fr Raniero Cantalamessa visits Gozo Seminary

    Fr Raniero Cantalamessa paid a visit to the Sacred Heart Seminary in Victoria. Fr Cantalamessa, a member of the Capuchin Order, is a preacher to Pope Francis, a role he also occupied under Pope St John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI. At the...

  • Miraculous painting’s Gozo pilgrimage

    Miraculous painting’s Gozo pilgrimage

    A copy of the miraculous painting of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, which is venerated at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Basilica, Valletta, was recently taken on a day-long pilgrimage to Gozo on the initiative of the Carmelite friars in Malta. The painting...

  • Pupils crown Virgin Mary

    Pupils crown Virgin Mary

    St Francis School of Victoria held a celebration during which the pupils took part in a procession and placed flowers and candles in front of the statue of the Virgin Mary in the schoolyard. The school’s spiritual director Mgr Joseph Gauci, then...

  • Historic niche being restored

    Historic niche being restored

    The historic countryside niche in the limits of Xewkija, dedicated to Our Lady of Pomegranate, is undergoing restoration works by Wirt Għawdex. The landmark niche has suffered from haphazard over-painting which spoilt the appearance of the niche.

  • Coming up

    • The feast of St Anthony of Padua will be celebrated today by the Franciscan Fathers at St Anthony’s church in Għajnsielem. Gozo Bishop Mario Grech will lead a Pontifical Mass at 8.30am, followed by the blessing and distribution of bread. The...