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Information: Naxxar was one of the ten parishes which existed in 1436. The present church was built by Tumas Dingli between 1616 and 1630; later on side ailes were added and a new facade was built.

Name: Parish Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary Dedication date 11 December 1729

Priest: Archpriest Can. Rev Evan Caruana

Office Address: 26, Misrah ir-Rebha, Naxxar NXR 1700 Telephone 2143 5376, 2143 7767, 2143 4673 Fax 21435376

Office Hours: Tuesdays Thursdays Fridays 9.30 - 12.00 am; 5.00 - 07.00 pm

Masses: Sundays and Feast Days: 6.00, 7.00, 8.30, 9.30, 11.00 am; 5.00, 6.30 pm Saturday Evenings: 5.00 pm; 6.30 pm Weekdays: 6.00, 6.45, 7.45, 8.45 am; 6.30 p.m. First Fridays: 5.00 pm

Other information on churches under this parish: St. John's Church Built in 1575, it was closed by Bishop Balaguer in 1658, but rebuilt again in the 18th century. Priest in charge Archpriest Holy Masses Sundays and Feast Days: 7.30 am Weekdays: 7.00 am Immaculate Conception Church The church was built during the first years of the 17th century; the relics of St. Fidelis, brought from Rome in 1839, are venerated in the church. Priest in charge Rev. Daniel Bonello OP Holy Masses Sundays, Feast Days and weekdays: 7.00 am Thursdays: 5.00 pm St. Lucy's Chapel This is a very old chapel which already existed in 1500; it was rebuilt in the 17th century. Priest in charge Rev Carmelo Catania Holy Masses Sundays and Feast Days: 8.00am Weekdays: 7.00 am Church of Our Lady at Maghtab The church already existed in 1500 but was rebuilt towards the year 1690. Priest in charge Archpriest Holy Masses Sundays and Feast Days: 7.00 am St. James Church The church was built in the 16th century but was closed by the bishop in 1659; twenty years later it was open again. Priest in charge Rev Matthew Magri Holy Mass 24th and 25th July St. Paul's Church (San Pawl tat-Targa) According to an old tradition, this church stands on the site where Saint Paul preached. The present church dates from 1696. Marriages may be celebrated in this church. Priest in charge Rev Can Michael Agius Holy Masses Sundays and Feast Days: 8.00 and 10.00 am Wednesdays and First Fridays: 6.00 pm Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8.30 am Saturday Evenings: 6.00 pm Cemetery Chapel The cemetery was built between 1932 and 1935; Mass is said daily in the chapel from Monday to Friday at 4.30 p.m. Holy Family Chapel (Sghajtar) Priest in charge Rev Raymond Zammit Telephone 21419515 - 79950440 E mail Holy Masses Sundays and Feast Days: 8.15, 10.15 am Mondays to Fridays: 7.00 pm (National holidays at 9.00 am) Saturdays: 6.00 pm St. Mary's Church of Xaghra The church was built about the year 1500 and rebuilt in 1690 by funds provided by persons who were continually visiting the church. Tradition says that the church was first built by the Knight Xara who had made a vow that he would built a church dedicated to the Virgin Mary if he survived a shipwreck: the grace was granted and he built this church in the Naxxar countryside. Priest in charge Rev Can Michael Agius Holy Masses Sundays and Feast Days: 10.30 am Wednesdays and Fridays: 8.30 am Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Way In 1945 Marquis Scicluna gave the house he had in Naxxar to the Jesuits to use as their novitiate; between 1950 and 1954 they enlarged the building and dedicated the chapel to Our Lady of the Way. Priest in charge Rev. Robert Wirth SJ Telephone 21410348 - 21410349 Holy Masses Sundays and Feast Days: 6.30, 7.30 am Weekdays: 6.15, 7.00, 8.15 am


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