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Delegation of Sicily: October activities

Delegation of Sicily: October activities

On Wednesday  13 October, the usual donation of goods for children was held in Monreale, related to the “Briciole di Salute” project. The distribution takes place fortnightly. The volunteers Lia Giangreco, Sonia Lo Monaco and Antonella Zito delivered nappies, biscuits, pasta, milk and baby food, as well as shoes and clothes.

On Tuesday 12 October, the Delegation of Sicily, as part of the solidarity project “Briciole di Salute”, donated basic foodstuffs to be given to the neediest families to the Chaplain of the Constantinian Order Father Rino Randazzo, parish priest of Maria SS Annunziata in Castelvetrano, at the Technical Primary Institute “G. Carducci” in Sciacca. Knight Giuseppe Lipari and the institute’s headmaster organised the donation. The school staff, the Constantinian Chaplain Father Rino Randazzo, Knights Giuseppe Lipari, Baldo Cacioppo, Salvatore Notarianni, Vito Lipari and Prof. Sergio Panunzio were present at the event.

On 9 October, an event related to the “Briciole di salute” project took place in Alcamo in the presence of the parish priest Monsignor Aldo Giordano at the Church Santa Maria Assunta. The event was organised in cooperation with the Rotary Club Palermo Montepellegrino, led by President Antonio Fundarò, to distribute food and medical supplies for babies and children. Knight Mario Vitiello, Commander of Grace Pietro Francesco Mistretta, Commander Antonio Fundarò, the President of the Rotary Club Palermo Montepellegrino and the secretary of the Club Rotary Ninni Genova participated. We also thank the pastry shop of Enza Pizzolato in Alcamo.

On Tuesday 12 October, the inauguration celebration of the school year of the Technical Primary Institute G. Carducci was held at the Mother Church in Sciacca. The religious service was celebrated by the Archpriest Giuseppe Marciante and the Constantinian Chaplain Father Rino Randazzo. In his homily, Father Rino Randazzo emphasised the importance of education in values, especially within the school, which is crucial for students’ education. At the end of the celebration, the Headmaster of the Institute, Prof. Sergio Panunzio, after thanking the Vice Delegate Antonio di Janni and the Delegation of Sicily for their presence and commitment to social work, stressed how school is important in the transmission of values. In addition to the school staff, the celebration was attended by all the civil, political and military authorities and a group of Knights of the Delegation of Sicily.

On Thursday 28 October, Knights Michele Salerno, Baldassare Cacioppo and Antonino Centonze went to the Church Maria Santissima della Salute in Castelvetrano to bring medical supplies and food, in accordance to the “Briciole di Salute” Project. The parish priest and Knight of Ecclesiastic Grace Father Rino Randazzo received the gifts offered by the Delegation of Sicily and he welcomed and thanked the delegation for helping the needy children and families of the parish community.

On Saturday 30 October, two donations of goods for children aged zero to three belonging to needy families in the city of Carini took place. The “Briciole di Salute” Project continued with a donation to the Mother Church delivered to the Archpriest Father Giacomo Sgroi, Knight of Ecclesiastic Grace, and to the Sacred Heart Church to the parish priest Father Jean Bosco. The Vice Delegate of the Delegation of Sicily and Knight Giulio Pillitteri delivered the goods.

The Delegation of Sicily remains committed to the Madonna della Tenda di Cristo Community, run by Sister Alfonsina. On 19 October, Commander Antonino Amato, the representative for Catania and its province, made a donation of goods for the children of the community.

At the abbey church San Martino delle Scale, the Delegation of Sicily, at the invitation of the Most Reverend Abbot of San Martino Father Vittorio Rizzone, participated in the solemn celebration on the occasion of the liturgical feast of St. Martin of Tours, Patron Saint of the Army Infantry. The celebration, presided over by His Most Reverend Eminence Monsignor Giorgio Demetrio Gallaro, Archbishop Secretary of the Congregation of Oriental Churches, and concelebrated by the Most Reverend Abbot Father Vittorio Rizzone, was attended by representatives of other Combatant and Armed Forces Associations, as well as a notable participation of the citizens living in the province of Monreale. Councillor Luigi D’Eliseo, representing the Mayor of Monreale, Alberto Arcidiacono, was accompanied by the municipal councillor Flavio Pillitteri and the Mayor Delegate for the hamlet of San Martino delle Scale, Stefano Mangano. The Most Rev. Father Abbot thanked the celebrating archbishop and the Vice Delegate, Commendators Fundarò, Mistretta and Nuccio, and Knights Impastato, Notarianni and Patti for their commitment to the parish Caritas.

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