Events / Dates

Donation to Association Francesca Morvillo - 21 Jan 2018

Holy Cross Anglican Church in collaboration with Tecnica Sport make a donation of shoes to Ass. Francesca Morvillo for the clochard in Palermo.

Donation to Adelante (Bagheria)

On Sunday, 22 January 2017, we had the pleasure of donating part of the sum raised at the Christmas Bazaar to Adelante, Associazione di promozione sociale di Bagheria. This association supports the families of Special Needs Children in their struggle with bureaucracy and their integration in society and school.

Giuseppe Domino, President of this association, together with Debora Pulizzotto and Giovanni Di Fiore, joined our service.The two parents spoke to the congregation explaining some of their difficulties.

They presented a plaque to Holy Cross to express their gratitude for our support. We prayed for parents who have children with special needs. They also have special needs!

They need to know more than the average parent….

They need to do more than the average parent…

They need more patience than the average parent… so much more….  Our love and our support.

Historical ecumenical moment in Holy Cross

Storico momento ecumenico - Chiesa anglicana Santa Croce

On Sunday, 10 April 2016, at its Sunday service the congregation of Holy Cross, Palermo welcomed the Archbishop of Palermo, Monsignor Corado Lorefice. The current locum, Father Russell Ruffino, celebrated the Holy Eucharist; Archbishop Lorefice presided, preached the sermon and gave the final blessing. At the beginning of the service Father Pietro Magro, the Archdiocesan Director of Ecumenical Life, highlighted the significance of this service. In his sermon the Archbishop with noticeable emotion called the event a sign of hope not only for the Church, but also for this City; he concluded with a statement of Pope Francis: “Today reality is greater than idea. Even the great theological and juridical ideas can separate us. But it is reality that unites us in Jesus Christ.” In his remarks at the end of the service Father Ruffino called the event a celebration of all the things that unite us as one family in Christ; he also noted a “personal” relationship with Archbishop Lorefice; the Archbishop came to Palermo from the town of Modica in southeastern Sicily; that is where Father Ruffino’s father was from. The wardens, Jacquie Matranga and William Ofori, presented the Archbishop the service program signed by the members and friends of Holy Cross. In 1992 when the Archbishop Of Canterbury, George Carey and his wife paid a visit to Holy Cross, the then Archbishop of Palermo, Cardinal Salvatore Pappalardo, joined them on that occasion, but the service on 10 April was a major ecumenical first. Attending the service were clergy and laity from local churches and Catholic religious. A contingent of the Knights Templar with their commander was also present. Attendance at the service was standing-room only---some 300 people. Television news media and the press featured the event. In the week after the event Archbishop Lorefice sent Father Ruffino a set of Eucharistic vestments to commemorate this historic celebration, to thank him and the people at Holy Cross for making it happen and as a sign of his fraternal affection.


More photographs at

Annual Christmas Bazaar

Pictures from previous events

Nine Lessons and Carols Service

Pictures from previous events