On Friday the 22nd of April
the children who will receive their First Holy Communion this year will had
first Confession. This took place in
the parish church at 5.30 p.m. The
parents and family members of the children were present.
Blessing of Pets
On Sunday the 24th of April,
at 9.00 a.m. Archpriest Rev. Reuben Micallef blessed the pets which were
gathered in the parish square. This
was part of the activities that celebrated ‘Jum iz-Zebbug’.
On Thursday the 28th of
April, the parish celebrated its 328th anniversary.
The main Mass was at 6.00 p.m. Archpriest Can. Reuben Micallef celebrated
the Mass and preached about the importance of a sense of belonging.
Some members of the local council were present.
Hike for youth
On Saturday the 30th of April
the hike for young people took place.
Those who took part walked from San Blas Bay to Ramla Bay.
The Archpriest accompanied the young people.
Wednesdays leading to the titular feast
The first Wednesday in preparation for
the titular feast of the Assumption was on the 4th of Mary.
Archpriest Rev. Reuben Micallef presided the Mass.
The pilgrimage to Lourdes will be led by
Rev. Can. Noel Saliba and is taking place between the 11th and the 16th
of July. Those who are interested
should contact Fr. Saliba.
new priest for Zebbug
On Friday the 20th of May at
6.00 p.m. at the Gozo Cathedral, Deacon Joseph Attard of
Zebbug was ordained priest.
He is the first priest to be ordained from Zebbug since Rev. Frankie Mallia who
was ordained in 1998. Fr. Attard
will leave our island in September to further his studies in the eternal city.
Fr. Joseph Attard celebrated the First Mass on Saturday the 21st
of May. The choir animated the Mass
and Fr. Attard preached. After the
Mass, there were refreshments for everybody.
Regina Angelorum took part in the
‘Festival Marjan’ at the Oratory Don Bosco.
21st Anniversary of St Mary’s Band
On Wednesday the 25th of May
at 7.00 p.m. Can. Noel Saliba, spiritual director of St Mary’s Band, presided
over the Mass. Members of the Band
Club read the Readings and the Bidding Prayers.
On Monday the 30th of May at
6.00 p.m. all the children who attend catechism lessons at the MUSEUM took part
in a procession that left the MUSEUM premises to the church carrying a statue of
the Blessed Virgin. A Marian
celebration took place and the Rosary was recited.
Meeting for parents and godparents
A meeting for the parents and godparents
of those adolescents who were confirmed was organized at the parish centre on
the 10th of June at 6.00 p.m. the Archpriest led the meeting.
First Holy Communion
The retreat for the children who were
preparing for their first Holy Communion took place on Saturday the 28th
of June. Then, on Sunday the 29th,
Solemnity of Corpus Christi, the Mass for the First Holy Communicants took place
at 4.00 p.m. succeeded by the Procession with the Blessed Sacrament.
Solemnity of the Sacred Heart
On Friday the 3rd of June,
the Church celebrated the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Mass was at 7.00 p.m. with the participation of the
Regina Angelorum Choir.
The devotional procession took place after Mass.
Choir from Scandinavia
Handverker Sangforening from Oslo,
Norway, visited the parish church and presented choral concert in church after
the evening Mass. Many parishioners
The Mass for those who were confirmed
took place on Friday the 1st of July at 6.00 p.m. The Choir animated
On the 11th July a party was organised for them by the parish.
Written by: Fr. Geoffrey G. Attard
Images by: Simon Grech, Brianne Vella, Matthew Vella and
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