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SICILY: ACTIVITIES OF THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER

SICILY: ACTIVITIES OF THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER

The anniversary of Santa Rosalia‘s death, patron saint of Palermo and also of other cities and towns such as Ficuzza, was celebrated on September 4th. On the morning of Sunday, September 8th, H.E. Msgr. Michele Pennisi, archbishop of Monreale and prior Constantinian Sicily, celebrated a solemn holy mass in honor of Santa Rosalia.

On Wednesday, September 11st, the first distribution of the month of the products for the project “Briciole di Salute” was made. Mrs. Daniela Prestigiacomo, Lia Giangreco and Sonia Lo Monaco distributed milk, diapers, baby food, cookies, pasta and numerous clothing, toys and a stroller, donated by Cinzia Macaluso, president of the CreArtEventi association.

On September 12th, the activities of “Briciole di salute” were resumed in favor of the Franciscan Sisters who run the Diocesan Home of the “Holy Family” of Patti. This collaboration was desired by the Bishop of Patti H.E. Rev. Mgr. Guglielmo Giombanco. Mr. Tony Zarrillo and Francesco Guerrera donated several products to Sister Rita and Sister Shiny, including candies donated by the Fratelli Costa Confectionery Company in Piedimonte Etneo (CT).

BRICIOLE DI SALUTE AT THE CASA DEL SORRISO OF MONREALE

BRICIOLE DI SALUTE AT THE CASA DEL SORRISO OF MONREALE

On Monday, September 9th, the vice-delegate and Mrs. Lia Giangreco handed over several products of the project “Briciole di salute” to the structure Casa del Sorriso of Monreale managed by Father Francesco. On this occasion too, the Tuscan delegation, which adopted the structure several months ago, sent 680 snacks for children. The Sicilian delegation delivered layers and about 15 kg of biscuits prepared by Mrs. Enza Pizzolato in her pastry shop in Alcamo. Ms. Antonietta, one of the leaders of the structure, which welcomes about 30 children, thanked both the delegation of Sicily and the delegation of Tuscany.

SICILY: DELEGATION’S SUMMER ACTIVITIES

SICILY: DELEGATION’S SUMMER ACTIVITIES

On July 24th, the second distribution of products of the project Briciole di Salute took place in Monreale, at the Constantinian Church Maria SS degli Agonizzanti.

July 10th was a feast day for the community of the old district of the “Civita” of Catania, since Father Giuseppe Scrivano celebrated his ninth anniversary of priesthood at the church of San Francesco di Paola.

On July 29th the usual distribution of products of the project Briciole di Salute took place in Piazza Armerina.

On August 4th, the second edition of “Cycling to give hope” was held in Piazza Armerina. The event, sponsored by various local authorities, including the Sicilian delegation of the Order, brought together all citizens, regardless of their age, on a charity day. The donations made were entirely donated to the FASTED Onlus association in Palermo.

On July 31st, the vice delegate handed Dom Bernardo, head of the Caritas of the benedictine Abbey of S. Martino delle Scale, many products requested by the Benedictine monks.

On July 31st, the vice delegate and Mrs. Lia Giangreco gave to Casa del Sorriso’s volunteers some diapers, baby food and milk.

On August 1st a food distribution was organized in Acireale.

On August 3rd, the vice Delegate and Mr. Pier Francesco Mistretta gave to Archbishop Leonardo Giordano some products of the project Briciole di Salute.

On August 9th the vice delegate handed Archpriest Don Vincenzo Ambrogio some products in Carini.

On August 12th HRH Princess Beatrice of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Grand Prefect, accompanied by the vice Delegate, delivered food products of the project Briciole di Salute project to the canteen of S. Corrado in Noto.

On August 11st, on the occasion of the celebration in honor of Maria SS. Addolorata in Marsala, a representation of the Order took part in the Mass celebrated by Bishop Giancarlo Tumbarello. At the end of the liturgy, a procession took place as well.

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