The Parish / Church
The Don Bosco Oratory was built on the site of a medieval cemetry
Main religious festivities (eg village feast)
The celebration of St. John Bosco’s feast takes place on the closest Sunday to January 31st. In the morning, the Bishop of Gozo leads a High Mass, followed by the ceremonial blessing of pets. Later in the day, a lively procession winds through Victoria’s main streets, accompanied by a musical band. This is succeeded by a complimentary instrumental concert featuring the Gozo Youth Band, held annually in the Theater. Additionally, an annual Marian pilgrimage procession occurs on May 24th, commemorating the Feast of Mary Help of Christians.
Specific noteworthy art/religious pieces
Crafted by the late Gozitan sculptor Agostino Camilleri Cauchi, the statue of St. John Bosco and the Crucifix stand prominently. Additionally, an artistic portrayal of the Risen Christ adorns the modern altar, a creation of painter John Grima.