• Santa Marija agrarian show

    Santa Marija agrarian show

    Hundreds of people visited the historic and traditional Santa Marija show at Villa Rundle Gardens in Victoria as part of the Santa Marija festivities. Gozo Minister Justyne Caruana inaugurated the two-day show on Monday. It was blessed by Gozo...

  • Feast of the Assumption in Żebbuġ

    Today, Żebbuġ celebrates the feast of the Assumption of Our Lady. Masses will be said at 5.30am, 7am, 8am, 11am and at 6.30pm. Gozo Bishop Mario Grech will concelebrate Pontifical Mass with the parish clergy at 9am. Fr Joe Buttigieg, OFM Cap, will...

  • Children carry Leone flag

    Children carry Leone flag

    Last Monday, eve of the feast of Santa Marija, Fr Maximillian Grech concelebrated Mass for parish children with the participation of the Aurora Youth Choir at the Cathedral in Victoria. After Mass, the Leone Band led the march Tal-Bandiera from...

  • Open-air concert

    Open-air concert

    The Leone Band organised its traditional open-air concert  in Republic Street, Victoria, as part of the celebrations marking the feast of Santa Marija. Under the musical direction of Mro Colin Attard, the Leone Band executed classical, symphonic...

  • Gozo Philatelic Society stamp covers

    Gozo Philatelic  Society stamp covers

    The Gozo Philatelic Society issued two stamp covers featuring the statues of Santa Marija found at the Cathedral in Victoria and Żebbuġ. The covers, by Anthony Grech (pictured, right), were released to coincide with the ‘Maltese Festa’ stamp issue...

  • Swedish youths visit

    Swedish youths visit

    Swedish youths from the Jorlanda parish in Gothenburg were in Gozo as part of their Christian formation training programme. The group met youths attending the Don Bosco Oratory, where they gave some help in the running of various activities at the...

  • Ex-Man. United footballer, now priest, visits Gozo

    Ex-Man. United footballer, now priest, visits Gozo

    Philip Mulryne, the former Northern Ireland football international and now newly ordained Dominican priest recently visited Gozo together with two of his colleagues. The 39-year-old ex-Manchester United player, originally from Belfast, forms part...

  • Feast of Santa Marija in Victoria

    Feast of Santa Marija in Victoria

    Victoria is en fête for the feast of Santa Marija, which reaches its climax on Tuesday. The holy triduum comes to an end today with a homily by Fr Michael Galea. Tonight, at 10pm, a replica of the statue of Santa Marija within the Cathedral will...

  • Youth orchestra concert

    Youth orchestra concert

    The Gozo Youth Orchestra presented its 10th anniversary edition of ‘Opera vs Pop Under the Stars’ at Villa Rundle Gardens in Victoria. The concert was hosted by Gozo Minister Justyne Caruana and US Ambassador Kathleen Hill. The concert featured a...

  • New book on the Cathedral

    New book on the Cathedral

    The Gozo Cathedral – Its History and Heritage, a monumental book on the roots of religion in Gozo and on the history of the Matrice and the Cathedral during the past millennium, was launched at the Cathedral Church last Wednesday. The editor of...

  • For your Diary

    • As part of the feast of the Assumption of Our Lady being celebrated in Żebbuġ next Sunday, the parish will be holding two concerts. Trumpets Shall Sound will be performed at Żebbuġ parish church today at 7.15pm. Jason Camilleri (trumpet), Helge...

  • Students’ forum at Gozo College

    Students’ forum at Gozo College

    The Gozo College organised a students’ council forum, having as its theme Aspiring Leaders, Inspiring Ideas. The forum, the first of its kind, was the brainchild of Denise Mifsud, the Gozo College principal who, together with the College Primary...

  • Sannat Motorfestin aid of Puttinu

    Sannat Motorfestin aid of Puttinu

    The 6th edition of the Sannat Motorfest, organised by the Sannat local council, was held in Dun Luqa Street. The event, held in aid of Puttinu Cares, raised €500.

  • Mosaic project in Marsalforn

    Mosaic project in Marsalforn

    Marsal Muzajk, a hands-on mosaic event, was held in Marsalforn for the second consecutive year. Earlier this year, mosaicist Mary Portelli invited a group of students from the Gozo College to her workshop, where she introduced them to the art of...

  • Ħamrun scouts in Gozo

    Ħamrun scouts in Gozo

    Fifty-two members of the 1st Ħamrun Group visited Gozo. Accompanied by their respective sections’ leaders, the scouts coming from the Beaver Colony, Cub Scout Pack and the Scout Troop, attended Mass at Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary, followed by a walk-around...

  • For your diary

    • Today, Qala parish celebrates the feast of St Joseph. A pontifical concelebrated Mass, led by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech, will be said at 9am. Fr Marcello Ghirlando, OFM will deliver the panegyric. Masses will be said at 5.30am, 6.30am, 8am, 11am...

  • Summer book festival

    Summer book festival

    The National Book Council organised a summer book festival on the campus of the Gozo Junior College Sir Michelangelo Refalo in Victoria. Apart from stalls set up by various local publishers, visitors had the opportunity to meet with the  authors...

  • Xandriku festival in Nadur

    Xandriku festival in Nadur

    A Xandriku festival, Ngħixu Xandriku fl-Imgħoddi, was held in Xandriku Street, Nadur, by the Għaqda Armar Triq Xandriku, in collaboration with Nadur local council. Visitors were hosted to various exhibitions set up along the street, including...

  • Fra Baskal remembered

    Fra Baskal remembered

    The Capuchin provincial community celebrated the 80th anniversary of the death of the Servant of God, Fra Baskal, with a concelebrated Mass led by minister provincial Martin Micallef. Fra Baskal, his baptismal name Salvu, was born in Żebbuġ, Gozo,...

  • For your diary

    • Today, San Lawrenz celebrates the feast of its patron saint with a pontifical Mass led by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech at 9am. Qala archpriest emeritus, Can. Joe Zammit will deliver the panegyric. Masses will be said at 5.30am, 7am, 11am and 6pm.