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Sunday, July 26, 2015:
FESTA SAN ĠORĠ 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 www.stgeorge.org.mt.


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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:
HAPPY ST GEORGE'S DAY

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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Thursday, February 5, 2015:
Chris Galea makes his Promise of Obedience in the Order of Malta

Chris Galea, who manages the Order of Malta Gozo Volunteers Association with its quarters within the premises of St George’s Parish at the Basilica Square, made his Promise of Obedience in the Order of Malta.  The Investiture Ceremony was held on 31 January 2015 at the Oratory of St John’s Co-Cathedral, Valletta.


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Friday, January 30, 2015:
Can. Joseph Sacco's Funeral homily

Nine days have passed from the demise of Canon Joseph Sacco, the priest from St George’s Parish who died after a short illness, at the age of 79 years, on Wednesday 21 January 2015.  In his homily at last Saturday’s Funeral Liturgy, Bishop Mario Grech called Dun Ġużepp “a messenger of the Good News”.  Here is the text of Mgr Grech’s reflection in Maltese.


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Wednesday, January 21, 2015:
St George's Parish mourns the loss of a great priest

St George’s Parish Community is in mourning as it has just been announced that Canon Joseph Sacco, 79, died less than two hours ago at the Gozo General Hospital.


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