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  • For your diary

    • Today, San Lawrenz celebrates the feast of its patron saint with a pontifical Mass led by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech at 9am. Qala archpriest emeritus, Can. Joe Zammit will deliver the panegyric. Masses will be said at 5.30am, 7am, 11am and 6pm.

  • Police force marks anniversary

    Police force marks anniversary

    Several activities were held in Gozo to commemorate the 203th anniversary of the establishment of the Malta police force. Mass was celebrated by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech, assisted by the Malta and Gozo police chaplains Fr Raymond Bonnici, OFM Cap...

  • Double CD album by St Margaret Band of Sannat

    Double CD album by St Margaret Band of Sannat

    St Margaret Band of Sannat launched a double CD album as part of its 20th anniversary celebrations. The band, founded in 1997, released the album during a ceremony held in the main hall of the band club. The album includes a CD, named ‘20th...

  • For your diary

    • Today, Sannat celebrates the feast of St Margarita. Gozo Bishop Mario Grech will lead a pontifical concelebrated Mass at 9am. Xagħra archpriest Carmelo Refalo will deliver the panegyric. The Missa in Honorem S. Margaritae by Charles Camilleri...

  • St George-themed artefacts on display

    St George-themed artefacts on display

    Gozo Minister Justyne Caruana opened an exhibition of wooden artefacts at Il-Ħaġar Museum, Pjazza San Ġorġ, Victoria. The St George-themed collection in-cludes hand-carved statues from Bavaria and lower Austria dating from the early 19th century...

  • Victoria festival comes to an end

    Victoria festival comes to an end

    The Victoria International Arts Festival came to a close last Monday with a concert by the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra at St George’s Basilic. The orchestra, under the direction of VIAF artistic director Joseph Vella, performed Vella’s Sounds of...

  • Padre Pio prayer groups honour saint

    Padre Pio prayer groups honour saint

    Padre Pio prayer groups in Gozo celebrated the 130th anniversary of the birth of St Padre Pio of Pietrelcina at Our Lady of Graces Sanctuary in Victoria. A concelebrated Mass was led by Fr Philip Cutajar, the Missions Secretary in Malta, assisted...

  • Car wash in aid of Tripoli mission

    Car wash in aid of Tripoli mission

    A group of youths from Għajnsielem organised a carwash in aid of Bishop George Bugeja’s mission in Tripoli and Benghazi at Għajnsielem parish church parvis. The group was led by archpriest Frankie Bajada and Fr Simon Cachia (pictured). They...

  • For your diary

    • Today, Victoria celebrates the feast of St George. This year marks the 178th anniversary of the first titular artistic statue of St George treasured at St George’s basilica. Gozo Bishop Mario Grech will lead a Pontifical Mass at the basilica at...

  • Bishop’s chalice, reliquary go missing

    Bishop’s chalice, reliquary go missing

    A chalice – belonging to Mgr George Bugeja, OFM, Apostolic Vicar of Tripoli and Apostolic Administrator of Benghazi, Libya – and a reliquary of St Anthony went missing from Ta’ Ġieżu church, dedicated to St Anthony of Padua, in Għajnsielem. The...

  • Art mural inaugurated

    Art mural inaugurated

    The Gozo College Middle School of Victoria recently inaugurated an art mural, entitled Stejjir… ir-ruħ ta’ Gżira, during the presentation of certificates to students. The art project follows the Kreattiv programme which brings together creative...

  • Tribute to Nadur’s agricultural produce

    Tribute to Nadur’s agricultural produce

    Nadur has long been known for its fertile valleys and early crop yields. To showcase this produce, Nadur local council organises a yearly agricultural show in the days preceding the feast of Mnarja. To commemorate this event, mosaic artist Mary...

  • Feast of St George in Victoria

    The feast of St George will be celebrated in Victoria next Sunday. The week-long celebrations, orgainsed by the La Stella Philharmonic Society, include horse races, demonstrations with different statues of St George, a grand march on the eve of...

  • For your diary

    • Today, Kerċem celebrates the feast of Our Lady of Succour. Gozo Bishop Mario Grech leads a Pontifical Mass at 9am. At noon, the St Anthony Band of Birkirkara will play marches along the main streets of KerĊem. At 7pm, there will be evening...

  • Oasi founder hits out at proposed cannabis legislation

    Oasi founder hits out at proposed cannabis legislation

    The Oasi Foundation last Sunday celebrated its 26th anniversary with a commemorative and thanksgiving celebration at the Oasi centre in Victoria. Founder and director general, Fr Emanuel Cordina, presented the Oasi award to Caroline Vasey, Pauline...

  • Mnarja Band celebrates 50th anniversary

    Mnarja Band celebrates 50th anniversary

    The Mnarja Band Philharmonic celebrated its 50th anniversary with a concert, entitled ‘Big Band Adventures’, at St Peter and St Paul Square in Nadur. The band was directed by Mro Joseph Grech, who this year is marking his 25th anniversary as the...

  • Victoria primary school excels

    Victoria primary school excels

    On the occasion of the 130th anniversary of the conferment of the title of City to the town of Rabat and its name changed to Victoria, Victoria local council presented the Ġieħ il-Belt Victoria award to Victoria primary school, also known as Happy...

  • For your diary

    • Today, Għarb celebrates the feast of the Visitation with a solemn Mass led by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech at 9am. The St Margaret Band will play marches at 11.30am. Sung vespers will be led by Cathedral Archpriest Mgr Joseph Sultana at 6.30 p.m. At...

  • Ta’ Pinu mosaics inaugurated

    Ta’ Pinu mosaics inaugurated

    The new mosaics adorning the new parvis project at Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary in Gharb were inaugurated last Sunday. The ceremony was led by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech, together with Archbishop Charles Scicluna and Mgr George Bugeja, OFM, Apostolic Vigar of...

  • Nadur showcases agricultural produce

    Nadur showcases agricultural produce

    Around 170 exhibitors took part in the 24th edition of the agricultural show organised by Nadur local council. Items on display included agricultural produce, animals, old agricultural machinery, traditional carts, local crafts, traditional...