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Saturday, November 14, 2015:
Two altar boys from St George's Basilica to serve in Rome this summer

On Friday 6 November 2015, Nicholas Vella, one of our Basilica’s altar servers, received the great news that he will be serving at St Peter’s Basilica in Rome this summer.  He placed fifth in an exam held last October.  The group will also be accompanied by another altar server from our parish, Samuel Aquilina, who had already passed the same exam back in 2012, but will now return to St Peter’s as a ‘mature’ altar server.

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Sunday, September 20, 2015:
We have seen with our own eyes... and believed

Blessed Pope Paul VI called the Holy Land “the fifth Gospel” giving the impression that one would not be able to succeed in contemplating the Word of God in its entirety if he or she would not visit the land where the four main Gospels were written in the first place.  The nine Gozitans who, accompanied by Archpriest Mgr Paul Cardona, visited the land where the Lord Jesus Christ was born and bred, died and resurrected will definitely agree with this assumption now that they have seen with their own eyes the holy places connected to the life of the Saviour.

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Friday, September 11, 2015:
Can. Francis M. Vella has passed away

Once again this website sadly announces the departure of another one of our beloved priests.  Canon Francis M. Vella , 85, has passed away early this morning at the Gozo General Hospital.

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Sunday, July 26, 2015:

Read this year’s commentary on the main events during St George’s Festa 2015.  Photos are by Toni Farrugia and Clayton Grech.  The article continues in Maltese.

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Friday, July 24, 2015:
Merciful Face of God Icon for Basilica Museum

A Roman icon inspired by the upcoming Jubilee of Mercy (2015-2016) proclaimed by Pope Francis has been donated to the Basilica Museum Il-Ħaġar | Heart of Gozo.

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Saturday, July 11, 2015:
Video and Audio Streaming

Thanks to our media team, the Video-Audio Streaming from St George's Basilica is back on track for Festa Week. Stay tuned by following our LBV Youtube Channel and pressing on the scheduled event to watch live video streaming. Access is also available from the 'Audio & Video' button on top of our Parish Website

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Thursday, June 11, 2015:
Reflections on consecrated life for the nine Thursdays of St George

Today is the fifth Thursday in honour of St George.  The spiritual preparation leading to the titular feast on July 19 has started on Thursday 14 May, with the first Thursday.

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Thursday, April 23, 2015:

Today is April 23, the liturgical solemnity of St George, Patron Saint of Gozo.  Devotees of the saint around the globe celebrate the day of his martyrdom, in a time of great persecution against Christians in various world regions such as Iraq, Syria, Lybia and Nigeria.  In this context, the figure of George of Lydda shines more than ever as a true beam of witness to Our Lord.

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Saturday, April 4, 2015:
A Blessed Easter to all!

Christ is risen! He has burst open the gates of hell and let the dead go free; he has renewed the earth through the members of his Church now born again in baptism, and has made it blossom afresh with men brought back to life.

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Monday, March 30, 2015:
The first three days of Holy Week

Holy Week kicked off yesterday with the celebration of the Palm Sunday, the Rite of Blessing of Palm and Olive Branches, and the proclamation of Mark’s account of Our Lord’s Passion.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015:
Five wooden arches restored and regilded

Last weekend five wooden arches, to which red silk damask or black drape is hanged on a number of liturgical festivities during the year, were placed back in their place, high on their respective triumphal arches in the aisle of the Basilica, after an absence of almost six months.  

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Monday, March 9, 2015:
Cardinal Egan dies at 82

Then announcement of Cardinal Edward Egan’s death in New York has brought to mind superb memories of the outstanding gentleman and humble prince of the Church that visited St George’s parish in 2003.  Cardinal Egan’s visit was a singular honour to tiny Gozo of which cherished memories remain.

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Friday, February 27, 2015:
Sharing in the joy of Malta's new Archbishop

Today’s Vatican News Bullettin officially announced at noon that H.L. Mgr Charles Jude Scicluna, Apostolic Administrator ‘sede vacante’ for Malta and Titular Bishop of San Leone, is the new Archbishop of Malta appointed by Pope Francis.  This comes as great news for St George’s parish community, which cherishes quite an old friendship with Bishop Scicluna.

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