18 Nov 2017

Collection of clothes for Ghana missions

The Order of Malta Volunteers in Gozo with the collaboration of the Xaghra Local Council and the Ghanaian residents in Gozo organized a big collection of clothes, prams and baby items for the missions in Ghana.


The collection was organized on 18th November to celebrate the International Day of the Poor. In the morning four truckloads were collected and the supplies were stored in a big garage till the container was brought over to be loaded. The collection of clothes and material for Ghana is a regular activity carried out in Gozo and this year another two containers had already been shipped over to Accra. The Director of the Order of Malta in Gozo thanked all those persons and institutions who helped in this activity.

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14 Apr 2017

Good Friday First Aid Post

The Order of Malta Volunteers in Gozo, once again provided a First Aid Post and assistance during the Good Friday procession in Victoria, the capital of the island of Gozo.


The members of the Gozo corps looked after the chain-bearers who walked in penance along the street of the town. The Order of Malta had to follow the four groups of persons walking in procession carrying chains. Some seven persons needed assistance.

16 Dec 2016

Mother’s Union in Gozo support Order of Malta Food programme

This week, the Mother’s Union of Malta and Gozo prepared and donated a large amount of food parcels to the Order of Malta Volunteers in Gozo to be distributed to needy persons all over Gozo. This is a regular charity activity supported by the Mother’s Union which is an organization under the Anglican Church in Malta. The Order of Malta often requires support to assist various persons passing through bad times – most heart-breaking situations where the parent of a family is sick or deceased.

The Mother’s Union in Gozo led by Susan Warner and Viv O’Pray led the women volunteers to arrange the packing before the relief aid was collected by a Malteser ambulance van based in Gozo. Chris Galea Director of the Volunteers ‘Corps of the Order thanked the Mother’s Union of Malta and Gozo and said that these supplies follow another delivery of supplies sent to Gozo by the Knights headquarters in Malta. “It was a good donation for the people we support in time for Christmas.”

19 Nov 2016

Collection of relief aid for Ghana

On Saturday 19th November, the Order of Malta with the collaboration of the Xaghra Local Council, organised a collection of good-quality summer clothes, educational material, toys and other items for various Ghanaian missions.

Collecting these items has become a regular activity of the Order of Malta Volunteers in Gozo. In fact, the Ghanaian mission has become one of the Order’s major hospitaller works.

The container will be expected to arrive in Accra, Ghana by the beginning of next year. We thank the Xaghra Local Council and all helpers who came to assist and support this mission.

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10 Jul 2016

Supporting a mission in Pakistan


One of the latest hospitaller works of the Order of Malta Volunteers in Gozo was support for the Dominican Mission in Pakistan which consists of three communities, a school, an orphanage and a clinic with a dispensary. Last year, the Gozo corps also donated medicines to this missionary, however this year, the Board of the organisation decided to provide a monetary contribution to make things easier for the mission.

Sister Rachele thanked the Order of Malta and all our well-wishers who contributed generously and told us that buying medicine is the mission’s priority – sometimes they could not buy the medicine for the poor people due to lack of funds. One has to take into consideration that there is no free National Health Service in Pakistan and many of the people do not have health insurance.

Sister Rachele Aguis was born in Gharb, Gozo. At the age of twenty, she joined the Dominican Sisters. After three years she went to St Catherine’s hospital where for fifteen years she worked mainly in the maternity wards. She had spells in various other communities including Rome and then began missionary work. 

She loves that work and is currently in Pakistan providing education for orphaned children and medical help to the community by running a dispensary supported by the Order of Malta.

17 Jun 2016

First Aid for Ta’ Pinu Pilgrimage

On Friday, St George’s Basilica in Victoria organised a Pilgrimage with the Portrait of Our Lady and the Holy Relic Arm of St George which visited Gozo from Ferrara. The Pilgrimage was held from Victoria to the Shrine of Our
Lady of Ta’ Pinu. Several people including elderly attended.

The Order of Malta was present to render assistance to the pilgrims on the way.

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17 Apr 2016

Order of Malta sends supplies to Ghana

Another container with material collected by the Order of Malta arrived in Ghana. Gozo Volunteers collected most of the good-quality clothes, educational material, toys, babies’ items, sanitary material and an amount of medicines.

On arrival in Ghana, the supplies were diverted to different regions according to the different needs of the poor people. This was the eighth container sent from Gozo and most of the Ghanaians were grateful for the items donated. The logistical work to send these containers was done in cooperation between the Director of the Order of Malta Volunteers in Gozo and several Ghanaian residents in Malta.

The Gozo corps thanked all benefactors and well-wishers who donated these items.

31 Mar 2016

Fundraising Lunch

Another fundraising lunch in aid of the hospitaller works of the Order of Malta in Gozo was organised at Xerri l-Bukkett Restaurant with the kind help of Dr Ray C Xerri and Manolita Farrugia. A raffle was also organised after the good lunch.

Several members of the Order also crossed over from Malta and this encouraged the organisers to plan other activities in the future.

27 Dec 2015

Order of Malta presents wheelchairs and ancillaries to Ta’ Pinu

The Order of Malta also presented two heavy-duty wheelchairs and other ancillaries to Ta’ Pinu Shrine in order to assist those sick and elderly pilgrims who visit the shrine. The presentation to Rector Fr Gerard Buhagiar was held after the Opening of the Door of the Gubilee of Mercy Mass celebrated by the Bishop of Gozo. The Order of Malta intends to assist in various Pilgrimages at Ta’ Pinu and has also presented a special nursing bed for a day care ward with the collaboration of the Friends of the Sick and Elderly in Gozo.

On Wednesdays and Saturdays, the Order of Malta Volunteers in Gozo are already providing transport of pilgrims with special needs to Ta’ Pinu. Those who require transportation by Order of Malta ambulift vehicle can contact Ta’ Pinu or the Order of Malta Volunteers in Gozo on 7955 2211 or omvg.masmom@gmail.com

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