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  • Coming up

    • The feast of St John Bosco is being celebrated today at the Don Bosco Oratory in Victoria. Gozo Bishop Mario Grech will celebrate Mass at 9am at the oratory chapel with the participation of Chorus Urbanus, followed by the blessing of pets at St...

  • Stamp collectors review year

    Stamp collectors review year

    The Gozo Philatelic Society recently held its annual general meeting at Il-Ħaġar museum, Victoria. Secretary Antoine Vassallo presented a report on activities held last year and members discussed ways to promote the hobby. At the end of the...

  • Gozo Tourism Awards

    Gozo Tourism Awards

    Jean Pierre Grech, owner and chef patron of Zafiro Restaurant, won the Gozo Tourism Worker of the Year Award 2016, and the Gozo Young Tourism Worker of the Year Award was won by Moira Debrincat, head chef at Brookies Restaurant. The 2016 Gozo...

  • New archpriest for Għarb

    New archpriest for Għarb

    A programme of activities was held to mark the installation of Għarb’s new archpriest Mgr Trevor Sultana on January 14. The Visitation and Precursor bands accompanied him in a procession to the parish church. Matthew Bajada, a youth from the...

  • Literary resource centre opened

    Literary resource centre opened

    Education Minister Evarist Bartolo (left) last Tuesday inaugurated the Doris Vella Literacy Resource Centre at Sannat Primary School. The centre has a collection of 1,500 literacy and educational resources including big books, research reference...

  • New Cathedral archpriest installed

    New Cathedral archpriest installed

    Mgr Joseph Sultana was last Sunday installed as archpriest of the Gozo Cathedral. After leading morning prayers at the parish of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Xagħra, his home village, he paid a visit to Leone Band Club prior to...

  • Upcoming events

    • The feast of St Anthony the Abbot will be celebrated today in Xagħra. Gozo Bishop Mario Grech will celebrate Mass at 8.30am. Victory Band will play marches at 9.30am. The saint’s statue will be taken out of the church at 10am to St...

  • Betleħem f’Għajn­sielem concluded

    Betleħem f’Għajn­sielem concluded

    The eighth edition of Betlehem f’Għajn­sielem nativity village came to a close last Sunday with the arrival of the Three Wise Men. Their voyage to Gozo had started from Greccio, Italy, on January 3. After arriving in Malta on January 6 they began...

  • Ta’ Pinu embellishment project

    Ta’ Pinu embellishment project

    Work is under way to embellish the parvis of Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary. The project is also aimed at stopping rainwater from penetrating into the underground premises. As part of the project a set of mosaics are currently being made at Centro Aletti,...

  • Promoting poetry through art

    Promoting poetry through art

    A project entitled Erbatax-il Vers (Fourteen verses) was launched at Gozo’s National Library, Victoria, by poet Alfred Grech (fourth from left) and artist George Mario Attard (left) to promote local poetry through various artistic expressions.

  • 200th outing for parish senior citizens

    200th outing for parish senior citizens

    A silver icon of St Joseph was presented to former Cathedral parish archpriest Mgr Joseph Attard to mark the 200th outing held for the parish’s senior citizens group over the past 18 years. Photo shows George and Grace Debono presenting the icon...

  • Exhibition of oil paintings

    Exhibition of oil paintings

    Artist Joan Zammit Cutajar exhibited a collection of oil on canvas paintings at Art..e Gallery, Victoria, displaying her inquisitiveness for non-urban areas and affection for nature’s alluring charm. Photo shows visitors from Gudja John Joseph...

  • Upcoming events

    • Mgr Joseph Sultana will today be installed as parish priest of the Gozo Cathedral, Victoria. At 8am he will lead morning prayers at the parish church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Xagħra, his home village. At 9am, he will leave in...

  • Magi visit reenacted at Xagħra Square

    Magi visit reenacted at Xagħra Square

    The arrival of the Three Wise Men was also reenacted last Sunday at Victory Square, Xagħra. The event started with a couple, Joseph and Jennifer Agius, depicting Mary and Joseph, carrying Baby Jesus, played by their 14-month-old child Kyle, making...

  • Gozitans qualify as Maltese proofreaders

    Gozitans qualify as Maltese proofreaders

    Forty-five students, eight of whom are Gozitans, were recently awarded the University’s Certificate of Proofreading in Maltese and the Proofreading Warrant from the National Council for the Maltese Language after completing a one-year course. The...

  • Choir’s concert

    Choir’s concert

    The Animae Gospel Choir performed a Christmas concert at the parish of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary in Xagħra in aid of the Malta Community Chest Fund. The concert, organised by Xagħra council, included Gospel classics, worship songs and...

  • Crib international congress

    Crib international congress

    A group of 45 crib enthusiasts from the Għaqda Ħbieb tal-Presepju Għawdex – Malta and the Għajnsielem, Nadur and Xagħra sections recently attended the 20th Un.Foe.Prae International Congress held in Bergamo, Italy. Besides participating in various...

  • Commemorative plaques

    Commemorative plaques

    Gozo Minister Anton Refalo recently inaugurated two commemorative plaques in honour of Can. Michelangelo Garroni, first Gozo Librarian, and Mgr Giuseppa Farrugia, second librarian, under whose office the public library at Vajringa Street,...

  • New Year’s greetings

    New Year’s greetings

    Gozo Vicar General Mgr Tarcisio Camilleri welcomed members of the clergy and representatives of various lay organisations at the Gozo Curia for New Year’s greetings last Sunday on behalf of Gozo Bishop Mario Grech, who was indisposed. Mgr...

  • Upcoming events

    ■ The Nativity Village, Betleħem f’Għajnsielem, will be open today from 2 to 8pm. The triumphal entry of the Three Wise Men in the village to pay homage to Baby Jesus takes place at about 3.30pm. ■ In another occasion, the Three Wise Men will make...

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