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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.