Bocce Ball

Knights of Columbus, Men’s Club Host Fr. Stout Memorial Bocce Tournament

The St Frances Cabrini Men’s Club in conjunction with the Knights of Columbus will host the Fr. Stout Memorial Bocce Tournament October 12 at the Parish Bocce Courts.
Teams of four players can register at a cost of $300 which includes Continental Breakfast and Lunch. Play begins at 8:30 AM. Awards will be presented to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams.
Proceeds from the tournament will go to Guadalupe Hope Society, a ministry supported by Fr. Stout. See
Formed through a prayer initiative at Our Lady of Peace in Santa Clara, the Guadalupe Hope Society through the GHS Women’s Center provides professional medical services to pregnant women seeking assistance and understanding through what can be a very difficult and challenging time.
The GHS Women’s Center is licensed by the California Department of Public Health. All our services are FREE and include: Pregnancy Testing, Obstetric Ultrasounds, Abortion Pill Reversal, Peer Counseling, Medical and Resource Referrals, Pregnancy and Infant Care Classes, and Infant CPR.
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Frank Guidace Memorial Tournament Set for July 13


The 17th Annual Frank Guidace Memorial Bocce Tournament is set for July 13th and we hope to have 12 teams or more.

The Tournament Schedule is as follows:
8:30 AM – Coffee/Donuts/Registration
9:00 AM – Tournament Start
12:00 PM – Lunch included with entry fee
1:00 PM – Resume Tournament Finals
• 8 – 12 team maximum, 2 or 3 team minimum play
• 4 person teams
• Round Robin, 3 – 4 games per team minimum play
• Time limit on game, 45 minutes (so all can play)
• Abided by the U.S. Bocce Western Open Rules
• $50.00 fee per player
• $15 fee for lunch “non-players” & all volunteers
• Prizes for 1st Place $170.00, 2nd Place $90.00 and 3rd Place $50.00
• Perpetual trophy
Mail Payments: ICF Bocce Tournament 2853 Via Carmen, San Jose CA 95124 with checks payable to ICF Branch 191
Deadline to enter is July 5, 2019.

Our Bocce Courts Make Your Event Memorable

Consider holding your next big event at the SFC Bocce Courts. Birthdays, Anniversaries, Baptisms, Showers, Business Meetings, Club Socials, even Weddings are memorable when held in this venue
Here are the charges associated with renting the space.
$100 non-refundable
Fees for groups of:
$175 for 1 – 39
$275 for 40 – 59
$425 for 60 – 80
Rental for Grill: 10.00
In addition the Diocese of San Jose requires a certificate of (event) insurance for each group. If insurance is obtained through the diocese the cost is approximately $100. While wine and beer are permitted other alcoholic beverages are not.
For reservations to hold a party at the bocce courts contact Camille Orlando 408-559-0688.\
The Italian Catholic Federation (ICF) Branch 191 oversees the maintenance of the bocce courts and hosts Thursday evening events open to the public through mid-October, weather permitting.
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Family Summer Entertainment This Summer

Thanks to Dominic Onoroto, Dave Citrigno and the many volunteers who helped with the Bocce Court facelift in time for the Summer of 2019. New coverings, light fixtures and fans will make Thursday Night Bocce even more enjoyable.

Thursday Night Bocce Ball at St. Frances Cabrini is back once again delivering family summer entertainment through mid-October.

Eat, play bocce, socialize and more!

The Italian Catholic Federation (ICF) oversees the maintenance of the bocce courts  and hosts Thursday evening events through mid-October, weather permitting.bocce ball pictures

Gates open at 6:00 PM. The courts are equipped with picnic tables and attendees are invited to bring their dinner to enjoy before playing bocce. After dinner, players head for the courts while others continue their socializing. Sometimes decks of cards appear and a festive card game ensues.

There is a nominal fee for those who wish to play bocce. Members of Branch 191 pay $3 and non-members pay $5. Even if you have not played bocce before, there is always an experienced player ready to help you learn. The ICF hopes you come by some Thursday evening to experience its hospitality and enjoy the wonderful game of bocce.

For more information regarding the Thursday night gatherings contact Esther Romonda (408) 559-4669 or Aldine Grisenti (408 559-1242). For reservations to hold a party at the bocce courts contact Camille Orlando 408-559-0688.