On February 2nd, the liturgical celebration of the Presentation of Our Lord Jesus at the Temple was celebrated at the church of San Francesco di Paola in Palermo. This feast is popularly known as “candlemas”. A representation of Knights and Dames of the Sicilian delegation participated.
On February 8th, the vice delegate and Mrs. Lia Giangreco delivered 400 cakes for the children at the Casa del Sorriso in Monreale. Diapers were also delivered for some newborn babies.
On February 9th, H.E. Msgr. Guglielmo Giombanco celebrated a solemn pontifical ceremony attended by the vice delegate and a representation of Sicilian Knights at the Cathedral of Patti. Father Antonio Cipriano, Vice Prior of Sicily and Father Giuseppe Gaglio, Rector of the Sanctuary of the Virgin of Tindari, concelebrated the liturgy. At the end of the religious ceremony, the vice delegate gave the diploma of Ecclesiastical Knight Grand Cross to Bishop Giombanco and also gave him a defibrillator that the bishop has assigned to the Sanctuary of the Virgin of Tindari, visited by thousands of faithful people.