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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


Rev. David Gauci

Parish Office

Domus Curialis
133 Main Street

Office Hours

Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

10.00 – 11.30 am

5.00 – 6.30 pm



Parrocca Marija Bambina Naxxar

E-mail or


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. 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, 6.30pm

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



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.




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

St. Paul’s Church (San Pawl tat-Tarġa)

4.00pm – 7.00pm


St Paul’s Street, Naxxar

Opening Hours:

Friday: 9:30am-10:30am