• Nadur children’s First Holy Communion

    Nadur children’s First Holy Communion

    Twenty-eight children from Nadur celebrated their First Holy Communion at the parish church last Sunday. Accompanied by Mnarja Band, the children walked to the church in a procession along streets lined by their parents and relatives. Archpriest...

  • Industry and robotics project concluded

    Industry and robotics project concluded

    An exhibition was held at Gozo College’s secondary school, Victoria, to mark the end of a two-year European Commission-funded Comenius project on industry and robotics in which the school took part. The project placed second in the national...

  • Women of peace

    Women of peace

    Ways in which women can work for peace was the theme of the World Day of Prayer by Catholic Women, celebrated at the Catholic Action headquarters in Victoria. The event included talks by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech and Pauline Grech and a...

  • Against all odds

    Against all odds

    An exhibition of Mellieħa artist Josette Fenech’s latest abstract, landscape and seascape paintings seeks to convey the message that with optimism, determination and passion, one can overcome all odds. The exhibition is open today, tomorrow and on...

  • Upcoming events

    • Għasri marks the feast of Christ the Saviour today. A pontifical concelebrated Mass, led by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech, takes place at 8.30am. The Lauda Sion choir will take part. Horse races will be held in Għasri Street at 3pm. At 6.30pm, parish...

  • Students celebrate life

    Students celebrate life

    Over the past scholastic year, Form 3 students at the Bishop’s Conservatory and Minor Seminary secondary schools, Victoria, have been exploring the nine-month itinerary of an unborn child from conception to birth. The schools concluded this...

  • Bursaries for Kenyan seminarians

    Bursaries for Kenyan seminarians

    Vincent Vella, on behalf of devotees of Padre Pio of Pietrelcina and members of Gozitan prayer groups, presented Fr Philip Cutajar a donation to cover seven bursaries for Capuchin Friar seminarians in Kenya. It was made during a concelebrated Mass...

  • Friendly football tournament

    Friendly football tournament

    Children attending the Don Bosco Oratory Youths Football Nursery, Victoria, and Għajnsielem Football Nursery held a friendly football tournament at the oratory ground.

  • Franciscan centenary triptych

    Franciscan centenary triptych

    A triptych by Gozitan artist Vince Caruana was inaugurated at the chapel of Domus Pacis, a recently refurbished Franciscan friary retirement home in Baħar iċ-Ċagħaq. The work of art was commissioned to mark the centenary of the foundation of the...

  • RockAstra concert all ready for Friday

    The third edition of RockAstra is set to be held on Friday in Republic Street, Victoria. Admission is free. This year, the open air concert will feature top young local musicians and artists performing various classic and contemporary tracks,...

  • Ta’ Pinu sanctuary car park nears completion

    Ta’ Pinu sanctuary car park nears completion

    Work on a project to upgrade Ta’ Pinu sanctuary’s parking area to provide more facilities for pilgrims and visitors is at an advanced stage of completion. The current works consist of the construction of an open car park for 93 cars. The car park...

  • President visits Victoria primary

    President visits Victoria primary

    President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca visited Gozo College primary school, Victoria, and met Year 6 pupils to hear their views on current issues. She also met the school’s senior management and Ekoskola committee and addressed pupils in the school...

  • Gozo tourism conference

    Gozo tourism conference

    Foreign and local speakers took part in the first international tourism conference on Gozo on the theme ‘The image and sustainability of island tourist destinations’. The conference, held at the Grand Hotel, Għajnsielem, was organised by the Gozo...

  • Maritime impressions

    Maritime impressions

    Graham Gurr, a 64-year-old British artist from Nadur, has put up an exhibition entitled Maritime Impressions at Art, Victoria. The paintings display Gurr’s passion for boats and the sea.

  • Upcoming events

    • A charity car boot sale will be held today from 7.30am to 1pm by the Friends of the Sick and Elderly in Gozo at the football ground near the main car park, Victoria. • Għajnsielem celebrates the feast of St Anthony of Padua today with a...

  • 25th anniversary of Pope’s visit marked by choir concert

    25th anniversary of Pope’s visit marked by choir concert

    A concert by the Gresham Preparatory School Choir, UK, under the musical direction of Nathan Waring, was held by the JP2 Foundation at Our Lady of Loreto church, Għajnsielem, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of St John Paul II’s visit to Gozo.

  • Young scientists contest winners

    Young scientists contest winners

    Two teams from Gozo College’s primary school, Victoria, and a team from St Theresa primary school, Kerċem, were the top three teams in this year’s NSTF Primary School Contest for Young Scientists.

  • Nadur painting restored

    Nadur painting restored

    A painting of St Francis of Paola at St Peter and St Paul basilica, Nadur, has been restored by Fr Charles Vella. Although the painting’s date and artist are unknown, according to tradition it was donated to Nadur parish church by the Gozo matrice...

  • BOV staff donation to Arka Foundation

    BOV staff donation to Arka Foundation

    Bank of Valletta Gozo regional manager Horace Laudi is pictured presenting a €500 donation from the bank’s staff to Fr Michael Galea to assist in the running of Arka Foundation. The foundation needs about €233,000 annually.

  • St John Bosco relics in Gozo

    St John Bosco relics in Gozo

    A casket containing the relics of St John Bosco was taken to Gozo last Sunday at the end of a four-day visit to the Maltese islands. The relic is currently touring the world as part of celebrations marking the 200th anniversary of Don Bosco’s...