Għarb as a Parish

Bishop Molina decided to raise the church to a Parish owing to the number of people (300) who were eligible to receive communion. Besides the village of Gharb was 3 miles away from the Cathedral and people who died at night couldn’t receive the Blessed Sacrament. After being assured that the parochial community of Gharb could financially maintain a parish priest, Bishop Mikiel Glormu Molina declared Gharb as a parish on the 29th August 1679.