Feast of Our Lady of Loreto Ghajnsielem
Friday 27 August
9:00pm: Imnarja Band of Nadur plays marches from the Parish Centre to Our Lady of Loreto Square, followed by a band concert. 9:30pm: Demonstration with the statue of Our Lady of Loreto that starts from upper Imgarr Road. The St Joseph Band of Ghajnsielem, accompanied by the Prekursur Band of Xewkija, leading to Our Lady of Loreto Square playing festive marches & popular hymns. 12:00am: Arrival of the statue of Our Lady of Loreto in the main square where it will be transported from the Parish Curch’s parvis onto its pedestal accompanied by a pyrotechnic show of aircraft.
Saturday 28 August
5:15pm: St Joseph Band starts a band march from Cordina Street, on to Ghajnsielem Street on its way to the old Parish Church from where at 6:15pm it accompanies the Solemn Translation Procession to the Parish Church. 9:00pm: March from La Stella Band of Victoria from Garden Street to the Main Square followed by a band concert. 9:30pm: Traditional March from Belvedere, Hamri Street, to Fawwara Street on to Our Lady of Loreto Square. The St Joseph Band will be accompanied by the Victory Band of 14 - your Gozo guide
Xaghra. 12:00am: ‘Marija Lauretana’ Patroness of the Airways – an aircraft pyrotechnical show followed by a spectacular ‘Gigifogu’ ground fireworks’ display accompanied by, and timed to, music.
Sunday 29 August
9:00am: Pontifical Mass will be led by HE Mons. Mario Grech, Bishop of the Diocese of Gozo. The ’Cappella Diacono’ Orchestra & Soloists, under the direction of Mons. Gwann Galea, will be accompanied by the Lauretana Choir. 5:30pm: The Saint Margaret Band of Sannat will play band marches from Hamri Street to the main square. 6:30pm: St Joseph Band starts a band march from Apparition Square, where it will be joined by the Saint Margaret Band of Sannat marching on to Our Lady of Loreto Square. 7:30pm: Solemn Procession with the devout statue of Our Lady of Loreto. The St Joseph Band and the Lauretana Choir greet the statue with the religious hymn ‘Alla Vergine di Loreto’. The St Joseph Band plays religious band marches & hymns along the processional route. 7:45pm: The Leone Band of Victoria starts a band march from Maghdija Street to the main square followed by a band concert. 10:25pm: Triumphal Entrance of the statue of Our Lady of Loreto accompanied by Marian hymns and the Antifona ‘Beata Mater’ .A Eucharistic Benediction concludes the
Published on Aug 25, 2010