Feast Program 2015
Thursday 25 June: Start the Novena: Let us make merry.
7:00 p.m. Rosary.
7:30 pm Solemn Mass of the Novena led by Mgr. Lawrence Sciberras.
8:30 pm Vigil of prayer, praise and catechesis on the parvis of the Basilica which to exit the niche of the statue of the Visitation. The close vigil Eucharistic celebrations. At the end of the vigil, the statue is placed under her throne in the church for the feast days. Invited former parishioners, all migrants have us for the days of the feast and youth of the parish. Becoming the latest set for the feast.
9:30 pm Visitation Band of Gharb salutes the statue at the end of the vigil and then open the outdoor festivities marches starting from Street Breasts and ends in the square.
Friday 26 June: Day Ministerjalita and Volunteering
Rosary 7:00 p.m.
7:30 pm Solemn Mass of the Novena led by Archpriest Ignatius Borg invited all to perform some liturgical ministry, catechetical or charity with all parish volunteers. Hymn and Eucharistic celebration.
9:00 pm Celebration of prayer and praise in the church youth and adolescents of the parish. There will also be foreign to confession confessor youth.
Saturday 27 June: The last Saturday in preparation for the holiday: Day Priesthood
Rosary 7:00 p.m.
7:30 pm Solemn Mass to close 7 Saturdays in preparation for the feast Spiru Fr Galea OFM Cap on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee of his priestly ordination. Preaching the W.R. Provincial Fr Martin Micallef OFM Cap. For this last Saturday are invited families residing in St Peter's Road, Mongur, Birbuba and Our Lady of Virtut. Hymn and Eucharistic celebration.
Sunday 28 June: Day Sacrament of Confirmation
The Mass times: 5:30 a.m .; 7:00 a.m .; 8:30 a.m .; 10:00 a.m .; and 4:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m. Solemn High Mass by Mgr. Bishop Mario Grech together with priests of the parish which administer the sacrament of Confirmation to adolescents of the parish.
Monday 29 June: Day benefactors living and dead
Rosary 6:30 p.m.
7:00 pm Solemn Mass of the Novena led by Archpriest Mgr. Joseph Sultana, which invited the family of parishioners who died during the past year. Hymn and Eucharistic celebration.
Tuesday 30 June: Day Life
Rosary 6:30 p.m.
7:00 pm Solemn Mass of the Novena led by Kan. Edward Vella made during the presentation of the babies born during the last year. Hymn and Eucharistic celebration.
8.30pm Square Visit, maintain the traditional meal of the holiday, at an evening of singing and other entertainment.
Wednesday 1 July: First day of the Triduum: Day Allegiance marriage
9:30 am Special Mass on the first day of the want for children and adolescents of the parish by Fr Anthony Bajada. Animated group of guitars.
6:30 pm Solemn Vespers Celebration of Collegiate Chapter by liturgical share muster. Kan chair. Noel Saliba.
7:00 pm solemn Mass led by Mgr Priest. Edward Xuereb which invited all families of the parish, particularly those who are celebrating 25, 50 and the 60th anniversary of their marriage, along with spouses who are prepared for marriage. Sermon of the first day of want by Father Christopher Caruana OP
After Hymn, Marian celebration by singing the Ave Maris Stella, antiphon and Eucharistic celebration of the Dean Mgr. Michael Mintoff. Participate in the parish choir with orchestra under the direction of Maestro Antoine Mercieca.
9:30 pm march from St Mary Olive Band accompanying the image of the Visitation from near the MUSEUM, passes along Triq Tumas Cassar, Visitation Street, Church Street and Street of Our Lady of Virtut.
F'12.00a.m. the statue mounted on a pedestal at the beginning of Birbuba Street.
Thursday 2 July. Second day of the Triduum: Migrants Day
9:30 am Special Mass on the second day of the want for children and adolescents of the parish by Fr Anthony Bajada. Animated group of guitars.
6:30 pm Solemn Vespers Celebration of Collegiate Chapter by liturgical share muster. Kan chair. Edward Vella.
7:00 pm solemn Mass led by Archpriest the Kan. Hon. Rueben Micallef with the participation of migrants found us for the feast. Sermon of the second day of want by Father Christopher Caruana OP
After Hymn, Marian celebration by singing the Ave Maris Stella, antiphon and Eucharistic celebration led by Kan. TEZ. Michael Cauchi.
9:00 pm Visitation Band upload its annual musical program under the direction of Mro George Apap, ending with the execution of the Great Hymn of C. Botti.
Friday 3 July: Third day of the Triduum: Day Former Parishioners
DAY OF confession IN PREPARATION FOR THE FEAST FROM FOREIGN confessor
9:30 am Special Mass on the third day of the want for children and adolescents of the parish by Fr Anthony Bajada. Animated group of guitars.
6:30 pm Solemn Vespers Celebration of Collegiate Chapter by liturgical share muster. Presiding Mgr. Achille Cauchi.
7:00 pm solemn Mass led by the parish priest, Kan. Hon. John Muscat which invited the parishioners who now live outside the parish.
Sermon of the third day of want by Father Christopher Caruana OP
After Hymn, Marian celebration by singing the Ave Maris Stella, antiphon and Eucharistic celebration by Can. Prep. Joseph Tabone.
9:00 pm Demonstration statue Visitation with the participation of Victory Band of Xaghra from Fgura.
9.00pm In A Musical Extravaganza concert raised square which includes The Four Seasons of Vivaldi under the direction of Maestro Martin Cropper. This event is being held by Gharb Local Council.
10:00 pm Join with Victory Band, the Band precursor Xewkija.
12:30 am Visitation statue mounted on the pedestal in the square.
Saturday 4 July: On the eve of the Feast
9:30 am Solemn Mass by Mgr archdeacon. Giovanni B. Gauci which invited the sick and elderly of the parish in which the dilka become sick. At the end of Mass, sung the Te Deum as you want and closing of the Novena. Having held get-togethers for seniors in the sacristy organized by Caritas Parish.
6:00 p.m. Rosary and Hymn.
6:30 pm Solemn Mass on the eve of the feast of the Vicar General of the Canon. Tarcisio Camilleri with the participation of the children's choir under the direction of Miss Maxine Debrincat.
7:15 pm march from Band Visitation from Church Street to the Square which continue sounding while the translation.
7:30 pm Translation of the Relic driven ET Mgr. Bishop Mario Grech assisted by the Cathedral Chapter attended by Rev. Visitation chapter. After Mgr. Bishop presides singing I Vespers.
Salve Regina, litany of Our Lady the Blessed Sacrament.
9:30 pm Visitation Band together with the Leone Band marches march starting from the square, in front of the new headquarters of the Visitation Band. Through Gharb Frenc Street, Bishop Michael Molina Street, Street Deaf and ends in the square.
12:00 am spectacle of fireworks land in front of the parish center, the fire room "15 August".
Hours of Masses: 5:30 a.m .; 7:00 a.m .; 9:00 a.m .; 11:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
7:00 am Mass youth animated by Fr Dominic parish Sultana.
Rev. 8:45 a.m.. Chapter solemnly leave the Basilica to cater to HE Mgr. Bishop Mario Grech, Bishop of Gozo, home to the Basilica parish.
Solemn Pontifical High Mass at 9.00 am presided by HE Mario Grech, Bishop of Gozo, with the participation of a delegation of the Cathedral Chapter along with the Chapter of the Visitation of Gharb, in which Mgr. Bishop deliver his homily the parish community. Take part in the orchestra along with soloists and the parish choir under the direction of Maestro di Cappella Antoine Mercieca.
11:30 am Band march by the St. Margaret Band Sannat Road passing Archpriest Camilleri, Carmela Grima Street, Church Street and ends at the square at 1.30 pm
At the initiative of the Gharb Local Council, and in collaboration with the parish and the committee of the feast, on the parvis of the Basilica execute 14th edition of the festival on design infjorata Michael Bajada.
Singing 6.30pm Solemn Vespers of II with the participation of the Collegiate Chapter chaired by Archpriest Mgr. Dr. Joseph Sultana. Salve Regina and singing of the antiphon.
7:00 pm The Leone Band begin march from Church Street (from the beginning of the Visitation Street) and during the procession musical program on the stands in the square.
7:30 pm start leaving the procession with the statue with the participation of the Rev.. Visitation Chapter chaired by Archpriest Mgr. Dr. Joseph Sultana.
The Visitation Band playing the hymn of C. Botti and then accompany the procession.
10:00 pm Entry Solemn procession in the basilica, singing of the antiphon and Eucharistic Celebration to close the festival.
9.00pm The Ite Ad Josef Band of Qala begin march from Church Street (in front of the mill) to the square where together with the accompanying Visitation Band entry procession.
After the Blessed Sacrament, the band makes marc Qala last to leave before the parvis and encircles the church.
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