Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Fontana

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Sacred Heart Church
The Parish church of the Sacred Heart
Knisja Parrokjali tal-Qalb ta' Ġesu
Parish Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Fontana, Gozo.jpg
Sacred Heart Church is located in Malta
Sacred Heart Church
Sacred Heart Church
Location in Malta
36°02′21″N 14°14′12″E / 36.0391°N 14.2366°E / 36.0391; 14.2366Coordinates: 36°02′21″N 14°14′12″E / 36.0391°N 14.2366°E / 36.0391; 14.2366
Location Fontana
Country Malta
Denomination Roman Catholic
Website Website of the Church
History
Founded January 29,  1893 (1893-01-29)
Dedication Sacred Heart of Jesus
Dedicated 29 January 1905
Architecture
Status Active
Functional status Parish church
Architectural type Church
Style Baroque
Specifications
Number of domes 5
Number of spires 1
Administration
Parish Fontana, Gozo
Diocese Gozo
Clergy
Bishop(s) Mario Grech
Rector John Muscat

The Sacred Heart of Jesus Church is in Fontana, Gozo Island, part of the Maltese Archipelago. It is the parish church of Fontana, one of the smallest villages on the island.

History[edit]

The foundation stone was laid on 29 January 1893.[1] The church was dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus on 29 January 1905 by Bishop Giovanni Maria Camilleri. The main altarpiece, showing the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, was crowned with a golden crown on 18 June 1993, by Bishop Nicholas J. Cauchi, on the occasion of the first centenary of the laying of the church's foundation stone. The main altarpiece is part of Giuseppe Calì's works.

The Fontana parish was established March 27, 1911 by Bishop Giovanni Maria Camilleri.[2][1]

The church building is listed on the National Inventory of the Cultural Property of the Maltese Islands.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Fontana - Sacred Heart of Jesus Church - Fontana". Diocese of Gozo. 
  2. ^ "Churches of Malta - Sacred Heart of Jesus Church - Fontana". 
  3. ^ "Parish Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus" (PDF). National Inventory of the Cultural Property of the Maltese Islands. 27 August 2012. Retrieved 31 October 2015. 

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