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  • Ex-Man. United footballer, now priest, visits Gozo

    Ex-Man. United footballer, now priest, visits Gozo

    Philip Mulryne, the former Northern Ireland football international and now newly ordained Dominican priest recently visited Gozo together with two of his colleagues. The 39-year-old ex-Manchester United player, originally from Belfast, forms part...

  • Feast of Santa Marija in Victoria

    Feast of Santa Marija in Victoria

    Victoria is en fête for the feast of Santa Marija, which reaches its climax on Tuesday. The holy triduum comes to an end today with a homily by Fr Michael Galea. Tonight, at 10pm, a replica of the statue of Santa Marija within the Cathedral will...

  • Youth orchestra concert

    Youth orchestra concert

    The Gozo Youth Orchestra presented its 10th anniversary edition of ‘Opera vs Pop Under the Stars’ at Villa Rundle Gardens in Victoria. The concert was hosted by Gozo Minister Justyne Caruana and US Ambassador Kathleen Hill. The concert featured a...

  • New book on the Cathedral

    New book on the Cathedral

    The Gozo Cathedral – Its History and Heritage, a monumental book on the roots of religion in Gozo and on the history of the Matrice and the Cathedral during the past millennium, was launched at the Cathedral Church last Wednesday. The editor of...

  • For your Diary

    • As part of the feast of the Assumption of Our Lady being celebrated in Żebbuġ next Sunday, the parish will be holding two concerts. Trumpets Shall Sound will be performed at Żebbuġ parish church today at 7.15pm. Jason Camilleri (trumpet), Helge...

  • Students’ forum at Gozo College

    Students’ forum at Gozo College

    The Gozo College organised a students’ council forum, having as its theme Aspiring Leaders, Inspiring Ideas. The forum, the first of its kind, was the brainchild of Denise Mifsud, the Gozo College principal who, together with the College Primary...

  • Sannat Motorfestin aid of Puttinu

    Sannat Motorfestin aid of Puttinu

    The 6th edition of the Sannat Motorfest, organised by the Sannat local council, was held in Dun Luqa Street. The event, held in aid of Puttinu Cares, raised €500.

  • Mosaic project in Marsalforn

    Mosaic project in Marsalforn

    Marsal Muzajk, a hands-on mosaic event, was held in Marsalforn for the second consecutive year. Earlier this year, mosaicist Mary Portelli invited a group of students from the Gozo College to her workshop, where she introduced them to the art of...

  • Ħamrun scouts in Gozo

    Ħamrun scouts in Gozo

    Fifty-two members of the 1st Ħamrun Group visited Gozo. Accompanied by their respective sections’ leaders, the scouts coming from the Beaver Colony, Cub Scout Pack and the Scout Troop, attended Mass at Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary, followed by a walk-around...

  • For your diary

    • Today, Qala parish celebrates the feast of St Joseph. A pontifical concelebrated Mass, led by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech, will be said at 9am. Fr Marcello Ghirlando, OFM will deliver the panegyric. Masses will be said at 5.30am, 6.30am, 8am, 11am...

  • Summer book festival

    Summer book festival

    The National Book Council organised a summer book festival on the campus of the Gozo Junior College Sir Michelangelo Refalo in Victoria. Apart from stalls set up by various local publishers, visitors had the opportunity to meet with the  authors...

  • Xandriku festival in Nadur

    Xandriku festival in Nadur

    A Xandriku festival, Ngħixu Xandriku fl-Imgħoddi, was held in Xandriku Street, Nadur, by the Għaqda Armar Triq Xandriku, in collaboration with Nadur local council. Visitors were hosted to various exhibitions set up along the street, including...

  • Fra Baskal remembered

    Fra Baskal remembered

    The Capuchin provincial community celebrated the 80th anniversary of the death of the Servant of God, Fra Baskal, with a concelebrated Mass led by minister provincial Martin Micallef. Fra Baskal, his baptismal name Salvu, was born in Żebbuġ, Gozo,...

  • 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...

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