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  • Celebrating the feast of St Cecilia

    On the feast day of St Cecilia – November 22 – a musical literary evening programme delighted an audience that filled the beautifully restored chapel in Għajnsielem dedicated to the patron saint of music. The event also served as a showcase of the...

  • Karmni Grima’s house turned into a museum

    The house of Karmni Grima, the peasant whose vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary on June 22,1883, led to the spread of devotion to the mother of God and the building of Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary, has been restored and turned into a museum equipped with the...

  • Welcome for band’s new musical director

    On the occasion of the appointment of Mro Frankie Debono as the new musical director of St Joseph Band Club of Għajnsielem, a get-together was held for all the bandsmen as part of the first practice session conducted by Mro Debono on November 22,...

  • Coming up

    • Masses at Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary will be said today at 6.15, 8.30, 10 and 11.15am and 5pm, followed by the recital of the rosary and Eucharistic benediction. • The Gozo Bird Breeders Society will be holding a bird show at the Gozo sports complex,...

  • New day care centre

    A new day care centre for the elderly called Dar Dun Franġisk Grima was officially opened last Sunday in Racecourse Street, Nadur. The house was donated to Nadur parish church by the relatives of Dun Franġisk Grima, a local priest who used to live...

  • Diabetes Day activities

    Gozo General Hospital’s Outpatients Department held a series of events on November 14 to mark World Diabetes Day. Throughout the morning, free Haemoglucose testing was held at the hospital foyer. This was well attended by hospital visitors,...

  • Gozo Bishop’s pastoral visit to Żebbuġ

    Today at 8am, Gozo Bishop Mario Grech will inaugurate his pastoral visit to the parish of Żebbuġ. At 10am, he will attend a meeting for couples preparing for marriage. Tomorrow at 5pm, Mgr Grech will visit Stella Maris House of Retreats run by the...

  • Mgr Anton Gauci’s funeral

    A funeral Mass for the repose of the late Mgr Anton Gauci was held at the Gozo cathedral last Sunday afternoon. It was led by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech, assisted by 60 priests, including two brothers and three nephews of Mgr Gauci. The coffin was...

  • The Granny Project

    The Granny Project, the comical and satirical tale by the multi-award-winning author Anne Fine, will be performed by The Gozo Creative Theatre Club in collaboration with the Gozo Ministry’s Gozo Culture and Information Office. This story deals...

  • Rare, vintage WWII vehicles elicit memories, admiration in Nadur

    An exhibition of vintage and rare cars, motorcycles and other antique military vehicles from World War II in Nadur Square last Sunday morning brought back memories for all those who experienced the war. The event, organised by the Battlefront...

  • Coming up

    • Għaqda il-Milied fix-Xagħra is organising a talk by David Xuereb today at 9.30am on how to build and paint Christmas nativity scene features at Xagħra Youth Centre, April 28,1688, Street, Xagħra. • A Christ the King celebration will be held...

  • New art gallery in Victoria

    Ta’ Nikol art gallery is a new creative space that has recently opened in Victoria. Featuring distinctive ink and charcoal drawings, contemporary paintings and photography by the two creative people behind the project, British artist Oliver Cook...

  • Course, seminar on crib-making

    L-Għaqda Ħbieb tal-Presepju – Għawdex, Għajnsielem section organised a course on techniques to build a crib using polystyrene. It was conducted by Paul Stellini at Għajnsielem local council. The course, which ended last Friday, was very well...

  • Għarb to Qbajjar night hike

    A group of pupils from Gozo College Rabat primary school, accompanied by their parents, recently took part in a two-hour night hike from Għarb main square to Qbajjar, limits of Marsalforn. It was organised in collaboration with the Eco Gozo...

  • Rememberance Day

    Despite the inclement weather and heavy rain, a short ceremony was held last Monday morning in the foyer of the Banca Giuratale, Victoria, as part of Remembrance Day activities, popularly known as Armistice Day. The ceremony was presided by Gozo...

  • Young singers’ success abroad

    Loredana Agius, 10, and her brother Albert-Lauren, eight, from Għajn­sielem, both placed second in their respective categories at the singing competition Prishtina Kids Fest held recently in Pristina, Kosovo. The other participants came from...

  • Loreto visitors to Għajnsielem

    Roberto Stefanelli and Fr Marcello Montanari from the shrine of the Holy House in Loreto, Italy, recently visited Għajnsielem parish. Located 18 miles south of Ancona, the basilica of the Holy House is one of the most sacred of all shrines...

  • Nadur blood donation

    A group of over 50 people, mainly from Nadur, took part in a mobile blood donation session held over a period of four hours last Sunday at Dar San Pietru u San Pawl, next to Mnarja Band Club, Nadur. More than a quarter of the blood donors did so...

  • Coming up

    • A chairty fair takes place today from 8am until midday at the Marsalforn car park, organised by the Arka Foundation of Għajnsielem. Everyone is invited to bring along unwanted items and bric-a-brac to sell them, while buyers are invited to bag a...

  • Anthony Caruana art exhibition inaugurated

    Anthony Caruana is presenting a new collection of 17 abstract paintings both in oils and acrylics entitled Journey into the Light at the Banca Giuratale in Victoria. This is Caruana’s 24th solo exhibition, and follows his recent success in...

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