Friday, December 16, 2016:
Welcome Speech to the New Archpriest
Read the full text of the Welcome Speech delivered by Francesco Pio Attard, Secretary of the Parish Pastoral Council, on Sunday 11 December 2016, at St George’s Square, before the Pontifical High Mass of the Installation of Mgr Joseph Curmi as Archpriest of St George’s Parish.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016:
Christ will set us free
Read the text of the homily delivered by H.L. Mgr Mario Grech, Bishop of Gozo and Dean of the Collegiate Chapter, on the occasion of the Inauguration of the Pastoral Ministry of Mgr Joseph Curmi as Archpriest of St George’s Parish, last Sunday 11 December 2016, Gaudete Sunday, at St George’s Basilica.
Sunday, December 11, 2016:
Installation of Mgr Joseph Curmi as Archpriest of St George's Parish
9.15am: Moment of prayer at the Xagħra Basilica. 9.45am: Cortege accompanying the new Archpriest from Republic Street to St George’s Square, with the participation of the La Stella Band and the Victoria Scout Group. 10.00am: Welcome ceremony at St George’s Square, with an address by Francesco Pio Attard on behalf of the parish community. 10.30am: Pontifical High Mass of the Installation of the new Archpriest, presided by H.L. Mgr Mario Grech, Bishop of Gozo.
Friday, November 4, 2016:
Fr Joseph Curmi is our new Archpriest
A Press Release from the Gozo Curia issued a few minutes ago has announced that His Lordship Mgr Mario Grech, Bishop of Gozo, has appointed Fr Joseph Curmi, from Xagħra, as the new Archpriest of St George’s Basilica, succeeding Mgr Pawlu Cardona, who has now been appointed as Episcopal Vicar for the Clergy, a new post in the diocesan hierarchy.
It has been more than three weeksnow that themissionary group from our parish has arrived from Guatemala. It was been a great experience once again for those who, with Fr Anton Grech, have gone through a very deep and profound experience. Guatemala has been described by many of the volunteers as a land of hope. In fact, a land of hope, but which also implies a land which is still developing and where disparities are still evident.
Every drop counts! It’s an English proverb which explains that in order to do something big, you need the collaboration and help of many. During last week, we have experienced such thing. It was a shower of generosity from many parishioners – and not only – who have responded to our call to fill up a container to be sent to Guatemala. The timing for publicising such activity was relatively short, nearly fifteen days, but the response was immense, perhaps not anticipated to such proportion!
Wednesday, June 29, 2016:
PROGRAMME OF CELEBRATIONS FOR ST GEORGE'S FEAST 2016
Read the full programme of St George’s titular feast in Victoria, celebrating the patron saint and protector of the diocese and the island of Gozo. The programme is issued by the parish office of the basilica in collaboration with the La Stella Philharmonic Society.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016:
Emotions that touch the heart!
Last week, our parish community welcomed for three days the Relic of the Arm of St George from the Cathedral of Ferrara, brought to the Maltese islands on the occasion of the 275th anniversary of the statue of St George in Ħal Qormi. The prestigious Relic came to Gozo on Wednesday 15 June and left on Saturday 18. When the invitation came from the Parish of St George in Ħal Qormi, we certainly could not refuse to welcome the Relic for some days in Gozo. St George’s Parish prepared a programme of events which included liturgical functions and various visits. As expected, the presence of St George’s Arm amongst us filled our hearts with joy – it was the living presence of our patron saint who, with his holy arm, wanted once again to show us Christ.
When a few days ago I heard in the press that the Relic of the Arm of St George was being brought over to Malta and Gozo from the Cathedral Church (Il Duomo) dedicated to him in Ferrara in the north of Italy, I have to be honest and say that I was taken aback and at the same time I felt a sense of nostalgia.
Saturday, June 11, 2016:
Renowned Relic of St George to be brought to Gozo
Now it's official. The holy relic of the arm of St George, venerated at the Ferrara Cathedral in Italy, will be brought to Gozo for the special festivities which will mark the 275th anniversary of the titular statue of St George in Ħal Qormi, Malta.