• 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...

  • Summer concert

    Summer concert

    The Don Bosco Summer Club ended its activities with a summer concert by children and a barbecue for children and their families at St Augustine Square in Victoria. Over 100 children took part.

  • Traditions kept alive in Għasri

    Traditions kept alive in Għasri

    The Għasri local council organised an event titled ‘Traditions – Wine, Olive Oil and Honey’ in the village square. Among others, there were winetasting, traditional food stalls and a children’s area by JumpMalta. Participating in the event were...

  • New Catechetical Year opened

    New Catechetical Year opened

    To mark the start of the new Catechetical Year, more than 130 catechists and members of the Society of Christian Doctrine serving 15 Gozitan parishes attended Mass led by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech at Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary. The catechists also attended...

  • Cyclists, motorcyclists hold pilgrimage

    Cyclists, motorcyclists hold pilgrimage

    Cyclists and motorcyclists took part in a pilgrimage from Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Graces in Victoria. The pilgrimage, held annually for the past 15 years, commemorates the feast of Our Lady of Graces. On arrival at the...

  • Events for your diary

    • Oasi will be organising the 4th edition of the Oasi Cup Run today. The meeting point is in front of the Duke Shopping Centre in Victoria at 8am. • A blood donation session will be held at the Gozo General Hospital today from 8am to 1.30pm. • The...

  • Figs Festival

    Figs Festival

    Xagħra’s Victory square last Sunday hosted the eighth edition of the Figs Festival. Participants included local farmers who cultivate figs, confectioners and individuals from Xagħra who bake sweets using figs, a demostration of traditional food...

  • AFM symphonic band performs at concert

    AFM symphonic band performs at concert

    The symphonic band of the Armed Forces of Malta performed at the annual Independence Day concert at Independence Square, Victoria last Sunday. The symphonic band, under the baton of its musical director, Warrant Officer 1 Jonathan Borg, played...

  • Staying healthy in Fontana

    Staying healthy in Fontana

    The Malta Medical Students Association hosted a healthy exercise on the parvis of Fontana’s church with the aim of promoting healthy living. Seen here are the students (from left): Rebekah Scerri of Nadur, Sara Rapa of Xagħra, Maria Masini of...

  • Events for your diary

    • The Friends of the Sick and Elderly are holding a charity car boot sale today from 7.30am to 1pm at the Victoria football ground. Participants pay €10 per car space. • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (U) will be screened at the Don Bosco...

  • Back in time

    Back in time

    A re-enactment ceremony by the Xagħra Historical Re-enactment Organisation was held at Victory Square to commemorate the Great Siege of 1565 and the siege of World War II. Highlights included a triumphal entry by Grandmaster Jean Parisot de la...

  • Stolen sacred items returned

    Stolen sacred items returned

    Fr Guardian Joe Caruana is seen here announcing the return of a chalice – belonging to Mgr George Bugeja, OFM, Apostolic Vicar of Tripoli and Apostolic Administrator of Benghazi, Libya – and a reliquary of St Anthony, which went missing from Ta’...

  • New Apostolic Nuncio visits Gozo diocese

    New Apostolic Nuncio visits Gozo diocese

    The new Apostolic Nuncio for Malta, Mgr Alessandro D’Errico, titular Archbishop of Carini and currently Apostolic Nuncio in Croatia (sixth from right), payed his first official visit to the Gozo diocese. He was greeted at the Good Shepherd...