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  • Feast of St Anthony the Abbot

    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.

  • 200 Primary school students presented with certificates

    200 Primary school students presented with certificates

    Gozo Minister Justyne Caruana and the Prime Minister’s wife Michelle Muscat presented certificates to 200 students from the Gozo College who participated in a Christmas card competition where children were asked to submit a drawing to be...

  • Don Bosco Oratory director celebrates birthday

    Fr Effie Masini celebrated his 60th birthday with his family and friends at the Don Bosco Oratory where he has been director for the past 14 years. After a Thanksgiving Mass at the Oratory chapel he was treated to a party attended by well-wishers...

  • Grandparents entertain

    Grandparents entertain

    The Grandparents Malta Foundation, in collaboration with Nanniet Malta (Gozo Branch) organised a variety show at the Gozo Ministry hall in Victoria. The show, compered by Lelio Spiteri, included a children’s choir led by Marlene Bartolo, who sang...

  • Events for your diary

    • The feast of the Conversion of St Paul will be celebrated at Marsalforn church today. The procession with the statue of St Paul, led by Xagħra archpriest Mgr Carmelo Refalo, will leave the church at 4pm. The Victory Band of Xagħra and the Santa...

  • Manuel Sultana wins Gozo Tourism Worker of the Year Award

    Manuel Sultana wins Gozo Tourism Worker of the Year Award

    Manuel Sultana, barman at Café Jubilee in Victoria, was presented with the Gozo Tourism Worker of the Year Award 2017 during a ceremony organised by the Gozo Tourism Association at the Grand Hotel Gozo in Għajnsielem. Now in its 10th year, this...

  • Fresco leading to Ta’ Pinu vandalised

    Fresco leading to Ta’ Pinu vandalised

    One of the five frescoes along the road leading to Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary was vandalised last Sunday. The frescoes, The Pilgrims’ Way, by Sergio Favotto, were donated to the sanctuary by the artist. Fr Roberto Gauci, director of Eikon – a new centre...

  • Bird show

    Bird show

    Around 500 birds, including canaries and coloured canaries, exotic finches, parrots, doves, quails and European finches were on show at the Gozo Bird Breeders Society’s annual bird show at Xewkija primary school. The top winners were Michael Vella...

  • ‘Mathracy Project Goes Rhythmic’

    ‘Mathracy Project Goes Rhythmic’

    Around 200 students from the Gozo College and their parents attended the ‘Mathracy Project Goes Rhythmic’ event at the Aurora Theatre. The students participated in an interactive session, led by Leone Philharmonic Society secretary Matthew...

  • Events for your diary

    • A blood donation session will be held at Gozo General Hospital Outpatients Department today from 8am to 1.30pm. • The annual general meeting of the Gozo Philatelic Society will take place at Il-Ħaġar Museum, St George’s Square, Victoria, today...

  • Celebrating the Magi’s arrival

    Celebrating the Magi’s arrival

    Epiphany, the manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles as represented by the Magi in the Bible, was celebrated with great pageantry in Għajnsielem, Qala and Xagħra. A large crowd welcomed the triumphal entry of the Magi at the Bethlehem live...

  • Epiphany concert

    Epiphany concert

    An end-of-season Epiphany concert was held at the Franciscan church, dedicated to St Anthony of Padua, in Għajnsielem. The concert featured singer Ludwig Galea. Chiara, who was also scheduled to take part, was indisposed. Ludwig’s performance...

  • A day at the Citadel

    A day at the Citadel

    Members of the Historical Re-enactment Group of Malta took visitors to the Citadel in Victoria back to the time of the last days of the Order of St John. Throughout the day, visitors were greeted by armed guards and were able to stroll along the...

  • One-thousandth issue of Il-Ħajja f’Għawdex

    One-thousandth issue of Il-Ħajja f’Għawdex

    This year, the Gozo Diocese will be publishing the one-thousandth issue of its monthly magazine Il-Ħajja f’Għawdex. The magazine, which is mainly distributed among Gozitan families, has been published uninterruptedly for 73 years. Contributors...

  • Events for your diary

    • The Man Who Invented Christmas (PG) will be screened at the Don Bosco Oratory, Victoria, today at 5.30pm. • The Gozo Motocross Association will be organising its 4th round of the 2018 championship at Ta’ Xħajma Motocross Track today at 1pm. • A...

  • New Gozo Centre for artists

    New Gozo Centre for artists

    Gozo Bishop Mario Grech has inaugurated a new centre for projects of liturgical art. The centre, named Eikon, which stands for ‘image’, is located in Triq il-Papa Ġwanni Pawlu II, on the road to Ta’ Pinu. Mgr Grech expressed the wish that this...

  • ‘Rejoice in Peace’

    ‘Rejoice in Peace’

    The Santa Cecilja Foundation presented a concert entitled ‘Rejoice in Peace’ at St James church in Victoria. The performance included original musical compositions and lyrics, as well as innovative arrangements of traditional Christmas carols...

  • Scale models exhibition

    Scale models exhibition

    The Gozo Scale Modellers Club put up an exhibition at The Duke shopping mall in Victoria. Visitors were able to admire models of airplanes, cars, ships, military vehicles, dioramas, miniature churches and paper models. The club was set up in April...

  • Strengthening the voluntary sector

    Strengthening the voluntary sector

    To commemorate International Volunteers Day, the Gozo NGOs Association organised a seminar with themed ‘Future Proofing the Gozo VO Sector’ at the Gozo Ministry in Victoria. Speaking at the seminar was Council for the Volunteer Sector chairman...

  • Christmastide concert at Xagħra basilica

    Christmastide concert at Xagħra basilica

    The Schola Cantorum Jubilate, the newly established Schola Cantorum Jubilate Children’s Choir and the Cordia String Quartet gave a Christmastide concert at the Basilica of the Nativity of Our Lady in Xagħra. The concert, organised by the Xagħra...