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  • Organ masterclasses

    Organ masterclasses

    Noel Gallo, an organ builder who designed a new organ at Xewkija parish church and Paolo Oreni, an international organist from Italy, gave a two-hour masterclass to organists and other musicians at the church. They also briefed pianists on the...

  • For your diary

    • Today, Xewkija celebrates the feast of St John the Baptist. A concelebrated Mass by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech will be said at 8.45am. Għajnsielem archpriest Can Frankie Bajada will deliver the panegyric. The Duke of Connaught’s Own Band of...

  • Young baritone excels

    Young baritone excels

    Baritone Charles Buttigieg, 19, gave an outstanding performance at Our Lady of Loreto church in Għajnsielem. Accompanied on the organ by maestro Stephan Camilleri, Buttigieg sang Schubert’s Ave Maria, I’ll walk with God and Non ti scordar di me,...

  • Re-enactment of French invasion of Gozo

    Re-enactment of French invasion of Gozo

    In the largest re-enactment event ever organised in Malta and Gozo, re-enactors from 17 countries portrayed episodes of Gozo’s history to mark the 220th anniversary of the arrival of the French to the islands under General Napoleon Bonaparte. The...

  • Restoration works on six historic sites

    Restoration works on six historic sites

    Restoration work will soon begin on six historic sites under a special scheme launched by the Gozo Ministry. The sites were selected from among 13 submissions put forward by local councils. The cost of the works will amount to over €50,000. The...

  • Beekeepers get support

    Beekeepers get support

    Għawdex Art Il-Għasel, a honey and bee festival, was held at Villa Rundle Gardens in Victoria. Those who visited the festival were able to enjoy honey goods, beekeeping classes and an interactive arts and crafts station. The event, organised by...

  • Students celebrate Eucharistic Day

    Students celebrate Eucharistic Day

    Around 400 students attending the Gozo College Rabat Primary School celebrated Eucharistic Day. Mass was celebrated at Fontana parish church beautifully decorated for the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Leading the congregation was Fontana...

  • For your diary

    ■ Today, Fontana celebrates the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus with a Pontifical Mass led by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech at 9am, with the participation of the Chorus Urbanus directed by Mro John Galea. Xagħra archpriest, Mgr Carmelo Refalo, will...

  • Leveraging EU funds in Gozo

    Leveraging EU funds in Gozo

    A seminar on how the setting up of a Malta Development Bank could play a key role in leveraging EU funds for Malta was held at the Grand Hotel in Għajnsielem. The event, attended by the Gozo business community, including  project promoters,...

  • Padre Pio devotees help seminarians

    Padre Pio devotees help seminarians

    Padre Pio Payer Groups in Gozo gathered at Our Lady of Graces Sanctuary in Victoria to mark the birthday of Padre Pio of Pietrelcina. A concelebrated Mass was led by Fr Philip Cutajar, the Capuchin Missions Secretary in Malta, assisted by Fr...

  • Institute’s open day

    Institute’s open day

    Sir Michelangelo Refalo Sixth Form of Victoria opened its doors for prospective students and their families. The institute’s head, Daniel James Cassar, and a guidance team gave students details about the institute’s role and the courses they offer.

  • International Marian symposium at Ta’ Pinu

    International Marian symposium at Ta’ Pinu

    An international Mariological-Marian symposium was held at Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary hall. The symposium, ‘Mother of the Church and within the Church: Bible, Liturgy, Theology, Pastoral Activity’, was addressed by the Pontifical Theological Faculty...

  • Schoolchildren plant seeds for the future

    Schoolchildren plant seeds for the future

    On World Environment Day the Gozo Ministry organised a tree planting and safe gardening event for Year 2 students at Villa Rundel Gardens in Victoria. Around 150 children from 10 schools were given monk’s pepper tree seeds which they first sowed...

  • For your diary

    • The feast of St Anthony of Padua will be celebrated by the Fransiscan Fathers in Għajnsielem today with a Pontifical Mass led by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech, who will also deliver the panegyric at 9am, followed by the blessing and distribution of...

  • School’s save water festival

    School’s save water festival

    Laura Vicuna School in Għasri organised a water festival, having as its theme ‘Reuse and save energy as to save water’. A video of all the work done throughout the scholastic year related to the water explorer programme was shown, while various...

  • Crib-making course

    Crib-making course

    A crib-making demonstrative three-day course was held at Manresa House in Victoria. The Għaqda Ħbieb tal-Presepju Għawdex-Malta 1985 invited artists Antonio Pigozzi and Nicolò Celegato to deliver the course. They are both members of the...

  • 1886 letter to Maltese migrant in Alexandria

    1886 letter to Maltese migrant in Alexandria

    Michael Refalo gave a lecture on his ongoing research about Maltese migrants in the Levant at Il-Ħaġar – Heart of Gozo cultural centre. During his research work he came across an 1886 letter to Alexandria from Malta. It was written – probably...

  • Birdlife Malta publication

    Birdlife Malta publication

    Il-Wirt Naturali ta’ Għawdex is a new publication by Birdlife Malta that includes 84 articles by ornithologist, naturalist and nature conservationist Joe Sultana. The book is divided into five sections – important natural sights in Gozo, Gozitan...

  • Xagħra Scout Group marks anniversary

    Xagħra Scout Group marks anniversary

    The Xagħra Scout Group marked its 10th anniversary with a parade, together with the Attard Scout Band, along the streets of Xagħra. Canon Ġwann Bartolo celebrated Mass at Marija Bambina Basilica together with archpriest Mgr Carmelo Refalo and...

  • For your diary

    • Today, Għasri marks the feast of Christ the Saviour. A ponti-fical concelebrated Mass, led by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech, will take place at 8.30am. The Lauda Sion choir will take part. Horse races will be held in Għasri Street at 3pm. Mgr Franġisk...