Nadur was separated from the Matrix Church of Gozo (today the Gozo Cathedral) and established a parish for the eastern part of Gozo, by Bishop David Cocco-Palmeri by a notarial decree dated 28th April 1688. Father Bernard Haber (1689-1705) was chosen as first parish priest and was specifically detailed to build the parish church on public land on "Ta' Nadur" hill, donated for such purpose by Fra Gregorio Carafa (1680-1690), a Grand Master of the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem. For a time, parish priest Haber officiated from the small rural church known as Sancta Maria della Cala, dedicated to the Immaculate Conception, on the outskirts of the village of Qala. After a few years, Father Haber moved the parish seat to the newly built Church at Nadur that was dedicated to the Apostles Saint Peter and St Paul.
FIRST SUNDAY of LENT A
March 9th, 2014
At that time Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert
to be tempted by the devil. He fasted for forty days and forty nights,
and afterwards he was hungry. (Gospel)