Yesterday, a week before St George’s feast day, our parish celebrated two special events: Rev. Gabriel Vella’s thanks giving mass and the conclusion of the Novena days in honour of St George’s; a fabulous start for the festa week in honour of Gozo’s Patron saint.

The nine-day experience leading to St George’s feast, traditionally known as the Novena, came to a most fitting end with many members of our parish community stating positive comments on its outcome.  In a few words, it has been a rewarding success: rewarding, because it proved right the genuine efforts of the young volunteers at the parish office; and success, since it drew to the basilica many children and their parents for nine days of spiritual and catechetical preparation for St George’s feast.  Below one can find some photos of the activities organised during these nine days for those children who attended.

Special thanks to all involved!