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  • Victory Day commemoration

    Victory Day commemoration

    The two victories of Malta – the Great Siege by the Ottoman Empire ending in 1565 and the Siege of Malta during World War II by the Italian army ending in 1943 – were commemorated during a ceremony held in Xagħra. The event included re-enactments...

  • 300-year-old tradition alive in Żebbuġ

    300-year-old tradition alive in Żebbuġ

    The Santa Marija parish of Żebbuġ last Sunday celebrated the feast of Our Lady of the Għażżiela with solemn Mass by parish administrator Fr Ġwann Sultana. Also participating were the parish choirs Regina Angelorum and Santa Marija. Fr Sultana, who...

  • Anniversary concert

    Anniversary concert

    The Gozo Community Choir gave a concert opposite St George’s Basilica in Victoria to mark the first anniversary of its formation. The choir, under the direction of Peter Thomas, performed a selection of musical genres, including  classic pop songs...

  • For your diary - September 16, 2018

    • The Capuchin Friars of Victoria celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Graces today. Bishop George Bugeja, OFM, will lead a pontifical concelebrated Mass at 9am, with the participation of the Fjur t’Assisi choir, under the direction of Marita Zammit...

  • Gozo Bishop to inaugurate Ta’ Pinu mosaic in Nazareth

    Gozo Bishop to inaugurate Ta’ Pinu mosaic in Nazareth

    Gozo Bishop Mario Grech, leading a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, will on Friday inaugurate a mosaic picture of Our Lady of Ta’Pinu at the Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth. The mosaic will complement other images of Our Lady venerated at the...

  • Don Bosco Oratory summer club’s anniversary

    Don Bosco Oratory summer club’s anniversary

    Gozo Bishop Mario Grech celebrated Mass for children attending the Don Bosco Oratory summer club. After Mass, Mgr Grech blessed a new mosaic depicting the oratory logo made by children attending the summer club to mark the15th anniversary of the...

  • First edition of summer carnival

    First edition of summer carnival

    The Mġarr harbour waterfront was the venue for the first edition of the summer carnival organised by the Cultural Council within the Gozo Ministry, with the collaboration of the Arts Council Malta. Gozitan and Maltese carnival entities provided a...

  • 1960s girls get together

    1960s girls get together

    A grand reunion for girls born in 1960 and who were together at St Mary’s Grammar School in Victoria was organised by Nataline Vella (née Scicluna) following a chat she put together on Facebook. The evening started with Mass at St Anthony church...

  • For your diary - September 9, 2018

    • Mamma Mia 2: Here We Go Again (PG) will be screened at Don Bosco Oratory, Victoria, today at 5.30pm. • A summer festival in aid of Puttinu Cares will be held today at Savina Square, Victoria, from 9pm with the participation of Cash and Band. •...

  • Għajnsielem band concert

    Għajnsielem band concert

    The St Joseph Band gave a concert on the feast of Our Lady of Loreto in front of the club’s premises in Għajnsielem.  The band, under the direction of Mro Frankie Debono and assisted by Anthony Galea, performed a selection of classical works,...

  • Mgr Grech on clergy sexual misconduct

    Mgr Grech on clergy sexual misconduct

    The Gozo diocese held a Marian manifestation in Marsalforn for a clean, moral environment. The event started with the rosary, followed by a concelebrated Mass led by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech with the participation of the Voci Angeliche choir of...

  • Arkadia visitors raise €2,500 for Puttinu

    Arkadia visitors raise €2,500 for Puttinu

    People visiting Arkadia commercial centre in Victoria donated some €2,500 in aid of Puttinu Cares. In return they were given ice creams and crafts made out of denim by Angela Cassar Scerri and helpers at the Department of Speech Therapy at Gozo...

  • Blood donation

    Blood donation

    A group of more than 47 people donated blood at the Xewkija District Health Centre as part of activities marking the 55th anniversary of the Victoria Scout group. The group was made up of former scouts, parents and supporters of the group.

  • For your diary - September 2, 2018

    • The feast of the Nativity of Our Lady (Marija Bambina) will be celebrated in Xagħra on Saturday. Traditional horse and donkey races will be held today at 8am. The 45th anniversary of the crowning of the statue of Marija Bambina will be marked...

  • Gozitan dancer graduates

    Isaiah Muscat a 19-year-old Gozitan dancer, has graduated from Leicester College of Performing Arts in the UK. Within the course Isaiah had the opportunity to qualify for the Trinity Level 6 Diploma with a three-year professional musical course...

  • Song and dance in Għajnsielem

    Song and dance in Għajnsielem

    Għajnsielemfest, an annual music, song and dance festival organised by Għajnsielem council as part of the external celebrations for the feast of Our Lady of Loreto, was held over two days. It included a concert by Straitahead Band, held at...

  • Time, clocks and art in Għajnsielem belfry 

    Time, clocks and art in Għajnsielem belfry 

    A long-awaited dream of the parishioners of Għajnsielem became a reality last Sunday as they witnessed the historic inauguration of the set of four clocks installed in the church belfry tower. The idea originaed by Archpriest Canon Frankie Bajada...

  • Santa Marija show at Villa Rundle

    Santa Marija show at Villa Rundle

    The traditional Santa Marija Show was held at Villa Rundle Gardens,  Victoria. More than 100 competitors took part in the two-day agrarian exhibition, displaying 2,700 items, including agricultural produce, livestock, poultry, cows, goats,...

  • For your diary - August 26, 2018

    • The feast of Our Lady of Loreto is being cele­brated today in Għajnsielem. At 9am, Bishop Mario Grech will lead  a pontifical Mass. Capuchin Guardian Fr Joseph Buttigieg will deliver the panegyric. Horse and donkey races will be held at 1.30pm...

  • Capucchin poet commemorated

    Capucchin poet commemorated

    Capuchin friar and poet Mattew Sultana was commemorated in his native village on the 100th anniversary of his birth. He was born in Xagħra on August 5, 1918, with his family moving to Żabbar soon after. A Mass was celebrated at the Xagħra Basilica...