St. John’s Feast in Gozo
June 26 2021
The liturgical feast of the birth of St John the Baptist, Patron Saint of the Order, was also celebrated at the parish church of Xewkija, Gozo, to which saint that parish is dedicated, on Saturday 26 June 2021.
As is traditional, Members of the Association, which included the President and the Hospitaller, participated, together with members of the Order of Malta Volunteers in Gozo.
The solemn translation of the holy relic of the Saint was held at 7pm, followed by solemn Mass celebrated by Gozo diocese vicar general Mgr Tarcisio Camilleri. The homily was delivered by Fr Victor Paul Farrugia, O.Carm. Special prayers were offered for emigrants.
Ulied il-Battista choir, under the direction of Amy Rapa, took part; whilst the orchestra was directed by Mro. Colin Attard.
Photos by: Mr. Joe Mifsud