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Feast of St Anthony the Abbot

Last Sunday, Xagħra celebrated the feast of St Anthony the Abbot. The programme included a concelebrated Mass led by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech at the chapel dedicated to the saint at Tal-Qaċċa area, and street marches by the Victory Band of Xagħra. In the morning, archpriest Mgr Carmelo Refalo blessed horses at St Anthony Square and the statue of St Anthony was carried shoulder-high accompanied by the the Police Cavalry. Mgr Refalo, assisted by altar boys, handed bread to participants in keeping with the tradition of giving bread and wine to the poor during the feast of St Anthony. In the afternoon, there were activities for children at the square.

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