• Seminar on overcoming pain

    Seminar on overcoming pain

    Arka Foundation, in collaboration with ARAM, held a seminar on October 1 at Dar Arka, Għajnsielem, entitled ‘Overcoming pain’ to mark Worldwide Pain Day. Professionals, patients and care-givers spoke on the topic. Acting President Dolores Cristina...

  • Blessing of animals

    Blessing of animals

    Pets and animals were blessed last Sunday by Bishop Emeritus Silvester Magro in front of St Anthony Church, Għajnsielem, as part of celebrations of the feast of St Francis of Assisi. Mosta Scout Group took part in the activity.

  • The first day of school

    The first day of school

    The Sacred Heart Minor Seminary, Victoria, reopened its doors for 347 students last Monday. On their first day of school the students and staff attended a general assembly followed by Mass, presided by the Major Seminary’s new rector Fr Richard...

  • Car donated for horse races

    Car donated for horse races

    Last Sunday, at the start of the new horse racing season at Xħajma racetrack, Mario and Warren Spiteri of Mario’s Garage, Xagħra, donated a Kia Mentor to be used by the judges during the races at the track. The car keys were presented to Gozo...

  • Seminary’s 150th anniversary

    Seminary’s 150th anniversary

    An open week and exhibition at the Gozo Seminary will be held from November 7 to 11 in the first of a series of events over the coming months to mark the 150th anniversary of its founding in 1866. This was announced at a media event addressed by...

  • Art exhibition

    Art exhibition

    George Scicluna is holding a solo art exhibition at Banca Giuratale, Independence Square, Victoria. He is seen on the right with a visitor. It is open today from 9am to noon and tomorrow and Tuesday from 8am to 2.30pm.

  • Artisan market at San Lawrenz

    Artisan market at San Lawrenz

    Swejjaq, a traditional artisan market the likes of which used to be held in various Maltese and Gozitan villages in the past, was held for the second time at San Lawrenz main square, organised by the local council. The market featured the sale of...

  • Upcoming events

    • Oasi Foundation will hold the third edition of the Oasi Cup Run today. There is a 10km run for adults and three children’s runs. Participants are to meet at 9.30am in front of The Duke shopping centre, Victoria. • A blood donation session will...

  • Feast of Our Lady of Graces

    Feast of Our Lady of Graces

    The feast of Our Lady of Graces was celebrated by the Capuchin Friars in Victoria last Sunday. Canon Antoine Borg  led a concelebrated Mass  assisted by Fr Joe Buttigieg and other Capuchin friars. Can. Borg delivered the panegyric. The traditional...

  • Independence Day concert

    Independence Day concert

    On the occasion of Malta’s Independence Day celebrations, the symphonic band of the Armed Forces of Malta, under the direction of Warrant Officer 1 Jonathan Borg, gave a concert on Independence Square, Victoria, last Sunday.

  • Comino visit

    Comino visit

    Year 6 past pupils of the Gozo College primary school, Victoria, spent a day in Comino. This and other planned outings are aimed to help pupils maintain contact between the school and its past pupils. The group was accompanied by head of school...

  • Youth band concert

    Youth band concert

    The Gozo Youth Wind Band presented the second edition of Stage and Proms on the Sea at the Mġarr Marina. The 55-piece band was under the direction of its founder and musical director Joseph Grech.  Young Gozitan pop singer Sarah Bonnici and...

  • Upcoming events

    • The Friends of the Sick and Elderly in Gozo are organising a charity sale at Victoria Football Ground (next to car park) today from 7.30am to 1pm. • A blood donation session will be held at Gozo General Hospital Outpatients Department on Tuesday...

  • Our Lady of Graces feast

    Our Lady of Graces feast

    The feast of Our Lady of Graces will be celebrated today by the Capuchin Frairs of Victoria. Canon Antoine Borg will preside a concelebrated Mass at 9am and will also deliver the panegyric. A pilgrimage with the participation of motorcycles and...

  • Swedish youths on the island

    Swedish youths on the island

    A group of youths from Jorlanda, Gothenburg in Sweden were recently in Gozo and together with the youths of the Don Bosco Oratory took part in various activities including a boat trip to Comino where they were also treated with a barbeque party.

  • Clergy visit newly-restored Citadel

    Clergy visit newly-restored Citadel

    Archpriest Canon Reuben Micallef (right), Fr Geoffrey Attard (third from left) and newly-ordained priest Fr Joseph Attard (second from left) of St Mary’s parish, Żebbuġ, accompanied by their parish altar servers, are pictured being shown around...

  • Skolasajf students explore the Citadel

    Skolasajf students explore the Citadel

    Students attending the Skolasajf 2016 in Victoria participated in an initiative held by Christabel and Ramona Attard, and Mariosa Thewma, named Exploring the Citadel. This fun day included various activities among them a tour around the Citadel, a...

  • Exhibition by three Agius artists

    Exhibition by three Agius artists

    Mario, Victor and Charlene Agius are putting up an art exhibition entitled Agius 3 at the Gozo Ministry exhibition hall, St Francis Square, Victoria. It includes recent sculptures by Mario Agius, mainly in olive wood, and contemporary sculptures,...

  • Upcoming events

    • A car boot sale is being organised today from 7am onwards, in aid of the Arka Foundation at the main Marsalforn car park. • A blood donation session is being held today from 8am to 1pm at the Gozo General Hospital Outpatients Department. • The...

  • Celebrating Xagħra dome restoration

    Celebrating Xagħra dome restoration

    A musical literary soirée was held at Xagħra parish church last Sunday to mark the completion of the conservation and restoration of the dome’s interior artistic decoration. The restoration and gilding were entrusted to Manwel Zammit of Żejtun and...