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 Debbie Piro. The entire leadership team includes:
**CHAPLAIN Fr. Paolo Gobbo
**PRESIDENT Debbie Piro
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.
- November 2019 Newsletter
- October 2019 Newsletter
- September 2019 Newsletter
- August 2019 Newsletter
- July 2019 Newsletter
- June 2019 Newsletter
- May 2019 Newsletter
- April 2019 Newsletter
- March 2019 Newsletter
- February 2019 Newsletter
- January 2019 Newsletter
Congrats to 2020 Officers — New Slate Elected, Thank You 2019 Officers
Congratulations to the newly elected officers for 2020:
Debbie Piro – President
Jo Bertaccini – 1st Vice President
Emily Corral – 2nd Vice President
Jim Jones – Recording Secretary
Camille Orlando – Financial Secretary
Aldine Grisenti – Treasurer
Julie Midwin – Orator
Shirley Cantania – Sentinel
Trustees – Lonnie Swarringum, Tony Spagnolo, George Midwin
Thank you for your dedication in 2019:
ICF Calendar of Events:
Jim and Janice Host and Hostess
Recent ICF Events and News
Sock Hop Setup Captured: A Look Behind the Scenes
Frieda Flocchini takes SFC back behind the scenes as ICF prepped the Gym for its recent Sock Hop.
ICF Sock Hop Raffle Baskets Donations Needed
The Raffle Basket Ladies” once again are asking for your donations for the continued success of our raffle baskets at the SOCK HOP on November 9th. If you are at a loss as to what to donate, make it easy for yourselves, as we do prefer CASH or GIFT CARDS. However, we will be very happy to accept just about what ever you wish with the exceptions of pocket combs or Brylcreem.
For some ideas, we are planning baskets with the following themes:
Ice Cream Basket
Coca Cola Basket
Holiday Baking Basket
Please bring your donations at the next meeting on September 25th so we can begin to put the baskets together.
If you have any questions regarding your donation, please contact Esther (408)559-4669 or Aldine (408) 559-1242.
Remember, your generosity and thoughtfulness is what makes our raffle basket sales so extraordinary and fruitful.
ICF Sock Hop Set for November 9th
Menu Includes Tri-Tip, Baked Potato, Vegetables, Green Salad, Bread & Ice Cream Sundae Bar
Corkage Fee – $10, Door Prizes & Raffle
Cost – $35 for adults; No refunds
Table Sponsor – $25
Reservation Deadline: November 1st, 2019 (Tickets picked up at the door)
Send form and check made out to ‘ICF BR.191’ to Debbie Piro
SFC Bocce Courts: Where Memorable Events Are Made
Bocce Courts Rental & Fees :
Deposit: $100 (non-refundable)
Fees for groups of:
1 – 39 $175
40 – 59 $275
60 – 80 $425
Grill Rental: $10
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
Make Reservations & Learn More :
For reservations to hold a party at the bocce courts contact Camille Orlando at 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.
For more information, see our parish web site at https://sfcabrini.org/organizations/bocce-ball/
Italian Catholic Federation St Frances Cabrini Branch 191 Announces Liz Donaldson Memorial Parish Lunch Ministry Fund
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
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.