On Sunday 20th November, Wirt iż-Żejtun organised an activity in remembrance of those people who through their work, talent or activity had contributed to the historical achievements of iż-Żejtun and its community.
The activity started by a mass in remembrance of the souls of these personalities. The mass was celebrated by the Archpriest of Zejtun, Rev Eric Overend. This was followed by a cortege to the church of St Angelo, where Girgor Bonici, the main benefactor who aided the construction of the new parish church built after Lorenzo Gafa’s design, was commemorated on his place of repose. The ceremony ended by the placing of flowers on his tomb.
The mass and the remembrance ceremony was attended by the vice-Mayor of Zejtun Ms. Joan Agius, the administration and members of Wirt iż-Żejtun, representatives of the Beland Band Club, Circolo Musicale Santa Caterina and the Zejtun Band Club. There was also the active participation of the Zejtun Scouts Group and the Zejtun Girl Guides who lead the cortege from the parish church to St. Angelo church. We are grateful to all those who attended the event and would like to thank the Spiteri Debono family for granting us access to St Angelo’s church.
Wirt iż-Żejtun intends to include this activity in its calendar of events and each year we commemorate a different personality.