ICF Branch 191

The Italian Catholic Federation (ICF) is a family-oriented, non-profit fraternal organization dedicated to promoting activities that build faith and family spirit and bring men, women and children of all ages together. By joining a local branch, ICF members share their culture, heritage and religious beliefs. We believe that together we accomplish more than one can alone. We are active in various cultural events throughout the country, support our local parishes, and provide various charities with financial and other support.

Branch 191 serves St. Frances Cabrini and is currently led by President James Jones. The entire leadership team includes:

**CHAPLAIN     Fr. Paolo Gobbo
**PRESIDENT     Jim Jones
**1ST VICE PRESIDENT     Bob Basuino
**2nd VICE PRESIDENT     Debbie Piro
**TREASURER     Theresa Engkilterra
**FINANCIAL SECRETARY     Camille Orlando
**ORATOR     Emily Corral
**SENTINEL     Shirley Catania
**TRUSTEES       George Midwin
                                   Anthony Spagnolo
                                   Lonnie Swarringim
**BOCCE BALL     Jo Bertaccini
**MEMBERSHIP     Mary Rossetto
**PARISH COUNCIL     Frieda Flocchini
**PHONE     Esther Ramonda
**PRAYER GROUP     Emily Corral
**SUNSHINE     Geri Bombaci

ICF is among the most active organizations at St. Frances Cabrini and new members are always welcomed. Parishioners are encouraged to participate in any or all of the ICF Branch 191 faith based and social events. Updates are posted on the Parish website and Facebook pages. A monthly newsletter is also emailed to registrants who opt in to receive it. Contact Carlo Pedron for more information.


ICF Calendar of Events:

June 3 Open Board Meeting 7:00 PM
Parish Center
Hostess: Aldine Grisenti

June 26 General Meeting, Essig Hall
Dinner 6 PM; Meeting 7:00 PM
Make reservation
(Scholarship Award)

July 13 Frank Guidace Memorial Bocce Tournament                                                                                                                                                                                                      SFC Bocce Courts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            8:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Frank Guidace memorial Bocce Tournament Rolls 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

Italian Catholic Federation St Frances Cabrini Branch 191

Announces Liz Donaldson Memorial Parish Lunch Ministry Fund

Liz Donaldson was a member of St. Frances Cabrini Parish for over 40 years and the Italian Catholic Federation, Branch 191 for 29 years.

Liz’s passion was helping those in need. For this purpose, Liz coordinated, along with the Parish Staff, The St. Frances Cabrini Parish Lunch Ministry Program. She oversaw the preparation of all lunches which are distributed daily to those in need.

We, the members of Branch 191, have established a fund for this purpose in memory of Liz. All donations will be used to continue this special program.

Checks may be made payable to “ICF BR 191” and send check to ICF BR 191, c/o Mary Rossetto, 1954 Bernice Way, San Jose, CA, 95124. An acknowledgement will sent to the family of Liz Donaldson.

Thank you for supporting the Parish Lunch Ministry.


Frieda Flocchini Nets 2018 Outstanding Service Award

Congratulations to Frieda Flocchini for winning the ICF Branch Outstanding Service Award for 2018. It was presented to Frieda at the Italian Catholic Federation’s meeting on November 14th.

Frieda represents ICF Branch 191 on the SFC Parish Council She is actively involved in the Village House program sheltering homeless women each year at SFC, and participates at the two holiday food clothing and toy drives held each November and December. Most noteworthy of all, Frieda always has a smile and a kind word for anyone she meets.

Some Prior ICF Events