The Start of the Lenten Season: Ash Wednesday

On Tuesday 25th February, there are no catechism lessons for children.

Wednesday 26th February is Ash Wednesday. This marks the start of the Lenten season. This is a day of fasting and abstinence. during all masses of the day, the faithful will receive ashes on their head as a sign of repentance. The 6 pm mass will be concelebrated with short thoughts and reflections on Holy Lent. The way of the cross will be recited on Wednesdays and Fridays during lent starting at 5.25pm.

Lejlet il-Milied

Parroċċa San Ġwann tas-Salib Ta’ Xbiex


17.30 Ruzarju.

18.00 Quddiesa tal-Vgili tal-Milied.

22.30 Tinfetaħ il-knisja u jkun hemm il-Qrar.

23.00 Velja bil-kant tal-Milied bis-sehem tal-Marivyan Quartet u l-organista Mro. Gino Mule Stagno.

00.00 Quddiesa Solenni tat-twelid tal-Mulej Ġesù li fiha ssir
il-prietka tal-Milied.

F’din l-okkażjoni se ninawguraw mużajk li ser jiddekora
l-kamra tat-tfal, xogħol tal-artist Għawdxi Dun Robert Gauci.

Wara l-quddiesa jkollna refreshments fis-sala parrokkjali.

The 10th Annual All Inclusive Christmas Buffet Dinner – Booking is now open

The Ta’ Xbiex Parish warmly invites you, family and friends
to the 10th Annual Christmas Buffet Dinner
Saturday 16th December @ 8.00pm

Venue – Gueliz Restaurant
San Antonio Hotel & Spa Qawra

Adults – € 25.00
Children Under 12 – € 15.00

Prices include free flow of house wine, house beer, soft drinks, water & coffee
Transport is not included in price

Organized Transport will depart from near Ta’ Xbiex Terrace @ 7.15pm – Price € 3.00

For more information please contact

Lawrence Zahra on 9945 2859
Maria Zahra on 7949 4323
Publius Cassar on 9926 2181

Email: [email protected]
Booking for this event will close on Wednesday 13 December

Fundraising Cruise around Malta & Comino – Monday 21 August

Cruise around Malta & Comino – Monday 21 August – This is a Fundraising Event

Ta’ Xbiex Parish Fundraising Event
SEE MALTA & COMINO IN ONE DAY with Captain Morgan
9:45 Meeting at Sliema Ferries
10.00 Departures
During this cruise we shall cruise past Valletta, Malta’s Capital City, the Grand Harbour Entrance, Marsascala Bay, St. Thomas Bay, Island Bay and Peter’s Pool, past Delimara Point and Marsaxlokk Bay, Malta’s largest fishing village and past the Blue Grotto, giving you a view of these fascinating colourful caves. The Captain Morgan vessel also cruises past the imposing Dingli Cliffs and the little island of Filfla and past some of Malta’s most popular sandy beaches.
A particular attraction is Anchor Bay. This rocky cove incorporates ‘Popeye’s Village’, the actual set of the film ‘Popeye’ which was shot on location.
We stop at the Island of Comino in the crystal clear waters of the famous Blue Lagoon.
A buffet spread and wine is served by Captain Morgan’s Chef and Stewards. The rest of the day is spent sunbathing and swimming. One may also go ashore to roam around the Island and swim.
Whilst your stay on Comino, optional boat rides to the caves are organised. Tickets for this fantastic 25 minute excursion are sold on board!!!
On the return back we will cruise past Mellieħa Bay and St. Paul’s Island, where St. Paul was shipwrecked in 60AD, then on to Salina Bay, St. Andrew’s, the casino and the picturesque St. Julian’s Bay.

Returning to Sliema Ferries at approximately 17.30
Adults – €30 per person Children under 12 years – € 15.00
Tickets on first come first served basis. Please contact Maria Zahra or Pullu Cassar
Booking closing dated – Wednesday 16 August

Cruise around Malta & Comino


Gozo By Night – Thursday 27 July 2017 – We are Fully Booked

Gozo By Night – Thursday 27 July 2017 – We are Fully Booked

15.00 Departure From Ta’ Xbiex
16.30 Ferry To Mgarr
17.00 Arrive at Mgarr Harbour
17.10 Coach to Train Terminus In Rabat
17.30 Train Ride to Gharb
18.00 Arrive at Ta Pinu Shrine
18.30 Mass
19.10 Train Ride through San Lawrenz (Village Feast Week) Short Stop
20.00 Sea Shells Bistro for Pizza or Set Menu
22.00 Train Ride to St John The Baptist Square Xewkija
22.30 Coach to Mgarr
23.15 Ferry to Cirkewwa
23.45 Coach to Ta’ Xbiex
00.30 Arrive at Ta’ Xbiex
Places available 54 on First Come First Served Basis
Price Adults € 25.00 Children up to 12 years € 15.00
Price Includes: Transport in Malta by Coach – Coach & all Train Rides in Gozo (Train stays with group)
Pizza or Set Menu + Wine + Soft Drink + Ice Cream
Ferry Tickets are not included

Set Menus
Veg soup Or Spaghetti Bolognese Or Lasagna *** Veal Or Fish Cerna Or Roast chicken
Served with chips and salad, bread and butter
*** Ice cream
Soft drink And Glass of wine

Pizza Menus
Pizza Gozo: Tomato sauce, potato, onions, capers, olives, tuna and anchovies
Pizza Capricciosa: Tomato sauce, mozzarella, ham, eggs, sausages, mushroom, olives, oregano
Pizza Margarita: Tomato sauce, mozzarella, oregano
Pizza Marinara: Tomato sauce, mozzarella, tuna, mussels, shrimps, vongole meat, olives, crab meat, oregano
Pizza Funghi: Tomato sauce, mozzarella, oregano, mushrooms
*** Ice cream
Soft drink And Glass of wine