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  • Events for your diary

    • A Remembrance Day ceremony will be held at Independence Square, Victoria, today at 10.30am. • A blood donation session will be held at Nadur parish centre today from 8am to 1pm and at the Gozo General Hospital on Tuesday from 1pm to 5pm. •...

  • Loneliness – a painful universal phenomenon

    Loneliness – a painful universal phenomenon

    Il-Baħħ u Jien (Loneliness) was the title of this year’s Mental Health Conference organised by the Mental Health Association (Gozo) at Villa Fiorita in Marsalforn. As in previous years, the event was very informative with several discussions...

  • 75 years ago: enemy bombs kill 18 in Sannat

    75 years ago: enemy bombs kill 18 in Sannat

    Seventy-five years ago, on October 10, 1942, two large enemy bombs were dropped on the village of Sannat, leaving 18 dead and a trail of devastation. Houses were damaged or destroyed. Among the victims was Lydia, who was 18 months old. About 70...

  • Unique reunion

    Unique reunion

    A unique reunion for a group of students and workers who stayed at two hostels for Gozitans in Valletta and Birkirkara between 1975 and 1984 was held at the Country Terrace Restaurant in Mġarr. Gozo Bishop Mario Grech celebrated Mass together...

  • Students join Pink October campaign

    Students join Pink October campaign

    Gozo College Victoria Primary School joined the Pink October campaign by organising a Pink Day at the school. Children and staff members, dressed in pink, assembled in the schoolyard to take part in a keep-fit session spirited by a group of Year 6...

  • Events for your diary

    • A blood donation session will be held at the Gozo General Hospital today from 8am to 1.30pm. • The Friends of the Sick and Elderly in Gozo are organising a charity sale at Victoria’s football ground (next to the car park) today from 7.30am to...

  • Sports for children

    Sports for children

    The importance of sports in our daily life was the highlight of an activity organised by the Fontana Youths Commission. Children were able to take part in various events that included traditional games, zip lining, races, physical exercises and a...

  • Fiddler on the Roof at the Don Bosco Theatre in Victoria

    Fiddler on the Roof at the Don Bosco Theatre in Victoria

    A live original English version of the musical Fiddler on the Roof is being staged at the Don Bosco Oratory Theatre in Victoria on November 4, 5 and 12. Details of the two-and-a-half-hour production were announced during a press conference held at...

  • Marian celebration for Church school students

    Marian celebration for Church school students

    A special Marian celebration was organised for all Gozitan Church school students to mark the centennial of Our Lady’s apparitions to the three shepherd children in Portugal. The celebration was held on the parvis of Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary and was led...

  • Cancer awareness walk

    Cancer awareness walk

    An awareness walk was organised by the Women’s Cancer Gozo Association. The walk started from in front of the statue of St John Paul II in Victoria to the Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary in Għarb and back. Picture shows the participants before the start of the...

  • Events for your diary

    • The feast of St Demetrius will be celebrated today at the chapel dedicated to the saint on the outskirts of Għarb from 11am. There will be Mass celebrated by Fr John Meilak at 4pm and another Mass celebrated by Għarb Archpriest Mgr Trevor...

  • Għajnsielem church has new original chime clocks

    Għajnsielem church has new original chime clocks

    A set of four new clocks was installed on the Għajnsielem parish church belfry in a two-day operation. The project was initiated by parish priest Frankie Bajada, while artist Vince Caruana developed the concept and artistic designs. The artist...

  • Blessing of animals

    Blessing of animals

    Pets and animals were blessed by Fr Alfred Sciberras, OFM, in front of St Anthony church in Għajnsielem as part of celebrations marking the feast of St Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals. The St Joseph Band of Għajnsielem took part.

  • Ta’ Pinu pilgrimage

    Ta’ Pinu pilgrimage

    The Maltese Association of the Order of Malta organised its annual pilgrimage to Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary on October 7, feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. The pilgrimage was attended by patients and residents of various elderly homes, including St Vincent...

  • Events for your diary

    • A blood donation session will be held at the Gozo General Hospital today between 8am and 1.30pm. • A solidarity walk in aid of Puttinu Cares will be held from Gozo General Hospital to Ta’ Pinu and back today at 2.30pm. • A Dog’s Purpose (U) will...

  • Guatemala man to attend Gozo seminary

    Guatemala man to attend Gozo seminary

    The Sacred Heart Major Seminary marked the opening of the academic year with Mass led by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech, together with Fr Rector Richard Farrugia and lecturers. Benefactors and relatives of seminarians were also present. At the end of...

  • Blessing of animals in Victoria

    Blessing of animals in Victoria

    The feast of St Francis of Assisi was celebrated at St Francis church in Victoria on October 1. After Mass, Fr  Guardian Joe Xerri recited prayers, blessed pets and other animals and presented all participants with a memento.

  • Oasi Cup Run

    Oasi Cup Run

    The 10-kilometre run of the fourth edition of the Oasi Cup Run was won by Charlton Debono (pictured), while Francesca Gregory won the female run. The event, held in Victoria on October 1, also included a five-kilometre walk and three children fun...

  • Events for your diary

    • The feast of St Francis of Assisi will be celebrated at Our Lady of Graces Sanctuary, Victoria, today. Minister Provincial Effie Mallia, OFM Cap. will lead Mass at 9am, followed by the traditional blessing of pets and animals on the church parvis.

  • Folk festival in Qala

    Folk festival in Qala

    Qala local council and the Menhir Folk Group organised the 12th edition of the Qala International Folk Festival. Participating in the three-day event, held at the parish square, with Sunday’s programme transferred to Qala primary school hall due...