• St Isidore statue restored

    St Isidore statue restored

    The restored statue of St Isidore the Farmer was inaugurated at St Francis church in Victoria last Sunday. In February 2017, Fr Guardian Joseph Xerri of the Conventual Franciscans asked then Gozo Minister Anton Refalo to sponsor the restoration of...

  • Epiphany concert

    Epiphany concert

    An Epiphany concert in aid of the JP2 Foundation was held at St Anthony of Padua church in Għajnsielem. Miriam Christine Borg and Victorio Gauci performed a selection of Christmas and religious hymns, including Panis Angelicus, Ave Maria, O Holy...

  • From Bethlehem to Għajnsielem

    From Bethlehem to Għajnsielem

    The 10th edition of Bethlehem f’Għajnsielem came to a close last Sunday with the arrival of the Three Wise Men. Their voyage to Gozo had started from Tel Aviv, Israel, on January 4. They began their journey to Gozo last Sunday, travelling on...

  • Magi in Qala

    Magi in Qala

    The triumphal arrival of the Magi, riding on horses, took place in Qala Square before a sizeable crowd. The Three Kings offering their gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh to Baby Jesus.

  • The Three Wise Men in Xagħra

    The Three Wise Men in Xagħra

    The arrival of the Three Wise Men was also re-enacted at Victory Square, Xagħra. Mario Agius and his daughter Graziella Casha, depicting Mary and Joseph, carrying Baby Jesus, played by one-year-old Matthias Casha, made their way to Xagħra...

  • Humorous stories from the Law Courts

    Humorous stories from the Law Courts

    Ġustizzja bi Tbissima, Stejjer Umoristiċi is a new publication by Tonio Borg. The book, published by Kite Group, was launched at the Gozo Law Courts in Victoria with an introduction by Magistrate Paul Coppini. The book deals with more than 160...

  • Il-Ħajja f’Għawdex

    Il-Ħajja f’Għawdex

    The December edition of this hallowed monthly (first published in 1945) offers its usual fare of diocesan and other news from and about Gozo, predictably focusing, but not exclusively, on Christmas celebrations. The editorial questions whether the...

  • Gozo Bishop extends greetings

    Gozo Bishop extends greetings

    Gozo Bishop Mario Grech welcomed members of the clergy and representatives of various lay organisations at the Gozo Curia for New Year’s greetings last Sunday. Mgr Grech thanked them for their work on behalf of the Church during the past year and...

  • Nadur 8K raises €1,000 for Puttinu

    Nadur 8K raises €1,000 for Puttinu

    A record number of participants took part in the fourth edition of Nadur 8K, raising the sum of over €1,000 for Puttinu Cares. The run was organised by Nadur council and sponsored by Garmin Malta, in collaboration with Gozo Sports Board, TRIGozo...

  • Għajnsielem recital

    Għajnsielem recital

    A Christmas concert, Angelo and Friends, was held at Our Lady of Loreto parish church in Għajnsielem. The concert featured tenor Angelo Muscat, who is a member of the Chorus Urbanus, soprano Marvic Baldacchino and bass Noel Galea, accompanied by...

  • Chorus Urbanus concerts

    Chorus Urbanus concerts

    The Chorus Urbanus and the Chorus Urbanus Junior Choir performed a series of short Christmas concerts at the Nativity church in Sabina Square, Victoria, under the direction of John Galea. The concerts, spread over two hours, were held last Sunday.

  • President thanks Gozitans for l-Istrina donations

    President thanks Gozitans for l-Istrina donations

    President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca was in Gozo to personally thank residents and organisations who have raised funds for l-Istrina. Dr Coleiro Preca visited the communities of Xewkija, Żebbuġ, Nadur, Xagħra, Qala, Kerċem, Victoria, Għasri,...

  • Keeping with tradition

    Keeping with tradition

    The Franciscan community of Għajnsielem celebrated the Holy Night of Christmas with the traditional boy’s sermon and the welcoming of Father Christmas. Carl Le-Prevost, in a Franciscan habit, delivered the sermon, while Father Christmas...

  • Il-Ħaġar lunchtime concert

    Il-Ħaġar lunchtime concert

    Il-Ħaġar Museum in Victoria hosted a Christmas lunchtime concert by the Laudate Pueri Choir. The concert featured Christmas carols and motets, including some arranged by the late Mro Joseph Vella. Another concert was held by the Music Department...

  • Christmas Parade in Victoria

    Christmas Parade in Victoria

    More than 250 dancers took part in the fourth edition of the Christmas Parade in Victoria. Large crowds lined Republic Street to watch dancers in colourful costumes and Father and Mother Christmas as well as Christmas bells and animated characters.

  • Minister inaugurates restored barrakka

    Minister inaugurates restored barrakka

    Gozo Minister Justyne Caruana has inaugurated the newly-restored barrakka in Victoria. Il-Barrakka, in Republic Street, is a terrace from where the Governor of Gozo presented the prizes (paljijiet) to horse races winners on the feast of Santa...

  • Students, parents go rhythmic

    Students, parents go rhythmic

    The Gozo College has developed The Mathracy Project goes Rhythmic – a learning experience for Year 2 students and their parents.  The event, held at the Astra Theatre in Victoria, blended together mathematical concepts, literacy skills and musical...

  • Students participate in Christmas concert

    Students participate in Christmas concert

    The cultural council within the Gozo Ministry organised a Christmas concert at St James church in Victoria with the participation of Victoria Primary Year 6 students, trumpeter Jason Camilleri, pianist Mariella Spiteri Cefai and soprano Antonella...

  • Nadur sets up Nativity scene

    Nadur sets up Nativity scene

    The sixth edition of In Praesepio was inaugurated by Gozo Minister Justyne Caruana and Nadur mayor Edward Said and blessed by Fr Ruben Micallef. In Praesepio is organised by the Għaqda Ħbieb tal-Presepju – Sezzjoni Nadur at Dar Dun Franġisk Grima...

  • Blessing of baby Jesus statues

    Blessing of baby Jesus statues

    As is tradition for Christmas, Fr Guardian Joe Caruana of the Gozo Franciscan Community blessed the baby statues of Jesus brought by children from their homes to St Anthony church in Għajnsielem. Fr Caruana encouraged children to pray in front of...