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Infiorata Gharb 2010
Last Sunday 4th July, the Council organised the Infiorata for the 9th consecutive time on the church parvis.
This year’s design was created by Mr. Michael Bajada and included the European Destination of Excellence EU Project logo under which the Gharb Local Council has been recognized for it’s great efforts and achievements in the locality, the 75th anniversary of the in conoration of the titular painting of Madonna ta’ Pinu and the visit of Pope Benedict XIV to Malta which happened earlier this year.

Works started early on Sunday afternoon under the direction of Mayor David Apap and the artist himself with the help of local volunteers who gathered together on the church parvis and started creating the Infiorata by laying and arranging the flowers forming the desired design.

The Infiorata was finished just in time for the procession with the statue of the Visitation of Our Lady to St. Elizabeth to pass over this carpet of flowers later in the evening.
Warm welcome to New Archpriest Can Joseph Sultana
On Friday 8 October 2010, Bishop Mario Grech has appointed the Rev Canon Dr Joseph Sultana archpriest of the Collegiate Basilica of Gharb. In the office, Canon Joseph Sultana is replace Archpriest Mons. Carmelo Gauci current headmaster of the Primary School Bishop's Conservatory. Fr Joseph Sultana Xagħra born in 21 May 1976. He was educated at Patri Mattew Sultana Primary School and after secondary and Ninu Cremona Lyceum postsekondarja in and Sir Mikelang Refalo. In 1994 he began the course of formation for the priesthood at the Seminary of the Sacred Heart. Between the years 1998-1999 made the experience of the year than in the United States, in the parish of St. Angela, Detroit, Michigan. Back Gozo, obtained the Bachelor of Theology from the Seminary of the Sacred Heart. It was consecrated priest by Mgr Nikol G. Cauchi on 20 June 2001. He began pastoral work of Parochial Vicar in the Parish of the Nativity, of Christ, in Rome, while continuing with the Pontifical Biblical Institute specialization. Obtained license in Biblical Science and Doctorate in Biblical Theology. August 2006 was appointed Parochial Vicar in the Parish of the Cathedral and Collegiate canon in Xaghra. Is currently lecturer in Scripture in the Major Seminary of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Bishop's delegate for Catechetics Children, and member of the Commission Kataketika Episcopal Conference.
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