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  • New night shelter for the elderly in Xagħra

    New night shelter for the elderly in Xagħra

    A night shelter, which will provide a service for the elderly in the community, was inaugurated at the Ċentru Ġesù Nazzarenu in Xaghra. The shelter project, the brainchild of Fr Anton Refalo Rapa, has been described as a monument of love, as it...

  • Defibrillators presented to schools

    Defibrillators presented to schools

    The Gozo CCU Foundation presented 15 automated external defibrillators to schools in Gozo. Foundation chairman Dame Carmen Bellamy said all schools in Gozo now have this equipment to help save lives. Training to staff and students will be...

  • Band gears up for Puttinu

    Band gears up for Puttinu

    Cash and Band raised €550 in aid of Puttinu Cares during a performance at Savina Square, Victoria. The group played covers by Pink Floyd, U2, Guns and Roses and others.

  • Nadur man wins Oasi Cup Run

    Nadur man wins Oasi Cup Run

    The fifth edition of the Oasi Cup Run, organised by the Oasi Foundation, was held last Sunday. The winner of the 10km run was Charlton Debono of Nadur. The aim of the event was to promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle in keeping people away...

  • Blessing of animals

    Blessing of animals

    The feast St Francis of Assisi was celebrated at the Franciscan church in Victoria. After Mass, Fr Guardian Joe Xerri blessed animals and children’s pets on the church parvis. Mementos were also handed out to the participants by Fr Xerri.

  • For your diary - October 14, 2018

    • The Friends of the Sick and Elderly in Gozo are organising a charity sale at the private road between Gozo Colleges off Fortunato Mizzi Street, today from 7.30am to 1pm. The cost is €10 per car space. One can pay on the day. • To mark the fifth...

  • Siġġiewi altar boys at Ta’ Pinu pilgrimage

    Siġġiewi altar boys at Ta’ Pinu pilgrimage

    Altar boys serving at St Nicholas parish church, Siġġiewi, recently took part in a spiritual pilgrimage to Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary where they prayed in front of the new  mosaics featuring representations of the 20 mysteries of the rosary. The altar...

  • Catechists attend Mass, meeting

    Catechists attend Mass, meeting

    Catechists, including members of the Society of Christian Doctrine (MUSEUM), serving 15 Gozitan parishes, attended Mass led by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech at Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary to mark the opening of a new catechetical and pastoral year.

  • The future of farming in Gozo

    The future of farming in Gozo

    As part of the Citizens’ Consultations series themed Għid Tiegħek Dwar l-Ewropa, Meusac organised a public consultation on the future of farming in Gozo at the Gozo Campus of the University of Malta, Mġarr Road, Xewkija. The meeting tackled...

  • Gozo tourism, NGOs’ associations on how to optimise synergies

    Gozo tourism, NGOs’ associations on how to optimise synergies

    On the occasion of World Tourism Day, the Gozo Tourism Association, together with the Gozo NGOs’ Association, organised a half day conference at the Grand Hotel, Mġarr. The conference, entitled ‘Optimising the synergies within the tourism and...

  • Activities mark car free day

    Activities mark car free day

    A number of initiatives and activities were held at St Francis Square, Victoria, to mark car free day/European mobility week. Some of the activities were organised by the Gozo Sports Board with the participation of children.

  • Refurbished Victoria playing field inaugurated

    Refurbished Victoria playing field inaugurated

    The Victoria Playing Field, which underwent a major overhaul with a capital injection of over €600,000, was officially opened by Victoria mayor Samuel Azzopardi. To mark the occasion, the council organised a weekend of activities for children,...

  • Gaulitanus choir in London performances

    Gaulitanus choir in London performances

    The Gaulitanus choir gave a number of performances in London, following an invitation by the Malta High Commission and the Malta Day UK Organising Committee. The choir played a central role in the Malta Day celebrations held on September 8. The...

  • Fontana Sports Fest

    Fontana Sports Fest

    The Kummissjoni Żgħażagħ Fontana, in collaboration with the Fontana parish and the Gozo Ministry, organised the Fontana Sports Fest with the theme ‘Let’s Embrace Mental Health’. Activities, held at the church parvis, included talks, games, songs,...

  • Stop-bullying message

    Stop-bullying message

    Schoolchildren carrying their school bags took part in a symbolic ceremony having as its theme ‘Stop Bullying Now’ at St Anthony church, Għajnsielem, last Sunday. Fr Guardian Joe Caruana, OFM, who celebrated Mass, prayed on the children and...

  • For your diary - September 30, 2018

    • The Friends of the Sick and Elderly in Gozo are organising a charity sale at the private road between Gozo Colleges off Fortunato Mizzi Street, today from 7am to 1pm. • A blood donation session will be held at Xewkija District Health Centre...

  • Spiteri family marks 250 years of Marija Bambina niche devotion

    Spiteri family marks 250 years of Marija Bambina niche devotion

    Activities were held to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the granting of the penitentiary indulgence to those who pray in front of the Marija Bambina niche in Church Street, Xagħra. The festive evening included Mass celebrated by Xagħra...

  • Cyclists, motorcyclists keep annual appointment

    Cyclists, motorcyclists keep annual appointment

    The feast of Our Lady of Graces was celebrated by the Capuchin Friars in Victoria last Sunday. Bishop George Bugeja, OFM, led a pontifical concelebrated Mass in the morning with the participation of the Fjur t’Assisi choir, under the direction of...

  • Mġarr Marina concert

    Mġarr Marina concert

    The Gozo Youth Wind Band within the Gozo Youth Wind Band & Orchestra presented ‘Stage and Proms on the Sea’ at the Mġarr Marina. The 55-piece band, under the direction of its founder/musical director Dr Joseph Grech, played excerpts from Chitty...

  • Chorus Urbanus in Palermo performance

    Chorus Urbanus in Palermo performance

    Chorus Urbanus, led by its long-standing conductor John Galea, took part in two key events in Palermo marking new milestones in the choir’s rich history. They performed a cappella sacred music at the Palermo Cathedral, including several works by...