• 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.
    Parish population: 15,500
    Families: 4,300
  • Parish Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary

    Dedication date 11 December 1729
  • Archpriest

    Rev. David Gauci
  • Parish Office

    Domus Curialis
    133 Main Street
  • Office Hours

    Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
    10.00 – 11.30 am
    5.00 – 06.30 pm
  • Telephone

    2143 5376, 2143 7767, 2143 4673
  • Parish Clergy

    Rev. David Gauci – Archpriest
    Rev. Stefan Galea – Vice Parish Priest
    Rev. Gerald John Micallef – Vice Parish Priest
    Rev. Salv Sammut S.J.
    Rev Tony Agius
    Can. Rev. Michael Agius – Rector for San Pawl Tat-Tarġa Zone
    Rev. Karm Catania
    Rev. Ray Zammit – Rector for Sgħajtar Zone
    Rev. Julian Cassar

    Parish Pastoral Council

    President: Rev. David Gauci, Archpriest
    Moderator: Ms Claire Zammit
    Secretary: Ms Dorothy Fenech
  • Holy Masses

    Sundays and Feast Days: 6.00am, 7.00am, 8.30am, 9.30am, 11.00am; 5.00am, 6.30pm
    Saturday Evenings: 5.00pm; 6.30pm
    Weekdays: 6.00, 7.00, 8.45am; 6.30pm
    First Friday of the month: 5.00pm
  • Other Churches

  • 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

    Rev. David Gauci, 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

    Daily: 7.00am
  • 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. David Gauci, Archpriest
  • Holy Masses

    Sundays and Feast Days: 8.00am
  • Church of Our Lady at Magħtab

    The church already existed in 1500 but was rebuilt towards the year 1690.
  • Priest in charge

    Rev. David Gauci, Archpriest
  • Holy Masses

    Saturdays: 5.30pm (Winter), 7.00pm (Summer)
  • 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. David Gauci, Archpriest
  • Holy Mass

    On the Feast: 25th July at 7.30 pm
  • Divine Mercy Sanctuary (San Pawl tat-Tarġa)


    Sundays and Feast Days: 8.30am, 10.00am and 11.30am (in English)
    Weekdays: 8.00 am​
    Fridays: 3.30pm
    Saturday Evenings: 4.30pm (Winter), 6.45pm
  • St. Paul’s Church (San Pawl tat-Tarġa)

    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


    Monday to Friday: 5.30pm (November to March), 6.00pm (April to October)
    Saturdays: 6.00pm (November to March), 6.30pm (April to October)
  • Holy Family Chapel (Sgħajtar)

  • Priest in charge

    Rev Raymond Zammit
  • Telephone

    21419515 – 79950440
  • Holy Masses

    Sundays and Feast Days: 8.15, 10.15 am
    Monday to Friday: 7.00 pm
    Saturdays: 6.00 pm and 7.30 pm
  • St. Mary’s Church of Xagħra

    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
  • 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. Paul Chetcuti S.J.
  • Telephone

  • Holy Masses

    Sundays and Feast Days: 6.30, 7.30 am
    Weekdays:  6.15, 7.30, 8.15 am
  • Our Lady of Sorrows Chapel – St. George’s Cemetery

  • Holy Masses

    Weekdays: From Monday to Friday –  4.30pm
    Saturdays: 7.45am
  • Jesus Resurrected – Hilltop Gardens Elderly Home

    Monday to Friday: 4.30 p.m.
    Saturdays: 5.00 p.m. and 7.00 p.m.
    Sundays: 10.30 a.m. (in Maltese) & 11.30 a.m. (in English)
  • Adoration Chapel

    Chapel of Santa Maria (Tax-Xagħra)


    F.W. Ryan Street, Naxxar

    Opening Hours:

    Monday to Friday: 
    9.00am – 12.00am
    4.00pm – 7.00pm
  • St. Paul’s Church (San Pawl tat-Tarġa)


    St Paul’s Street, Naxxar

    Opening Hours:

    Friday: 9:30am-10:30am