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Faith & Religion

Information: Since 1511 at Ghaxaq there was a church dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary into heaven. When Ghaxaq became a parish in 1626, the people decided to built a new church which was ready by 1655; eighty years later the present church was built.

Name: Parish Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Dedication date 2 May 1784

Priest: Parish Priest Rev Mario Said

Office Address: Parish Office 18 Labour Avenue, Ghaxaq GXQ 1832 Telephone 21667825 Office 21892004 Home 21667827 Fax

Office Hours: Mondays and Thursdays: 4.30 - 6.15 pm Saturdays: 9.00 am - 11.00 am

Masses: Sundays and Feastdays: 6.00, 7.30, 9.00, 10.30 am and 6.00 pm Saturday Evenings: 6.00 pm winter; 6.30 pm summer Weekdays: 6.00, 7.00, 8.00 am; 6.00 pm (winter); 6.30 pm (summer)

Other information on churches under this parish: Church of Christ the Redeemer The church was built in 1852 on the site of a wayside shrine dedicated to Christ the Redeemer erected in 1807 by a certain Mikelang Zammit who had escaped death when his cab overturned. Work on this church began in 1852 on the initiative of Rev Joseph Demicoli and was completed in 1859. Since then, this church enjoys great veneration from people all over the island. Marriages may be celebrated in the church. Priest in charge Rev Joe Inguanez Church of St. Philip Neri The church was built in 1762: every First Friday in the church there is a solemn exposition of the Blessed Sacrament during the whole day. Priest in charge Rev Angelo Vella Cemetery Chapel Priest in charge Parish Priest


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