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Italian Catholic Federation

Coming Event!
Annual Spaghetti Dinner and Raffle
Sunday, Sept. 17, from noon to 5 p.m.
OLA Auditorium, 435 Berkeley Ave., Claremont
Spaghetti Marinara, Meatballs optional
Salad/Roll, Drink, Dessert
Beer and Wine available
$10 Adults, $5 Children, Under 5 is free!

 

The ICF is a family-oriented group that encourages the sharing and celebration of different cultures… you don’t have to be Italian! OLA’s Branch 319 is proud of its service to our pastor, parish, school, and local community.

 

Our ministry supports
  • The Beta Center
  • St. Vincent De Paul
  • The School of Fashion & Design for the developmentally disabled
  • Cooley’s Anemia Research
  • USO Center
  • Disaster Support
  • Student Scholarships
  • Seminarian Support
 
For more about ICF please feel free to join us at our monthly meeting on the third Friday of the month (auditorium 6:30 pm). Join us for community spirit and fun times. All are welcome!

I.C.F. monthly collection for local USO
The Italian Catholic Federation is collecting donations for military personnel returning from overseas (USO center at Ontario Airport) once a month on the OLA patio. A collection box in the auditorium will also be available. Items for the “wish list” include: individually packaged snacks: cookies, nuts, granola bars, jerky, candy, gum; personal hygiene products such as disposable razors, tissue, toothbrushes, travel-size toothpaste, mouthwash, shaving cream, shampoo, conditioner, hand lotion; decks of cards, paperback books, and DVDs; gift cards from Costco for deli items or non-perishable, microwavable food.

Purpose and goals of Branch 319 of the I.C.F.
This is an organization founded on the principles of charity, apostolic works, and a commitment to preserving Italian heritage. The Italian Catholic Federation is a family-oriented, non-profit, organization dedicated to promoting activities that build family spirit and bring men and women of all ages together. Members do not have to be of Italian descent. By joining our local branch, ICF members share their culture and religious beliefs.  I.C.F. is proud of its assistance to the parish, pastor, and local communities.  They believe that together they can accomplish more than one can alone.

Timeline of important I.C.F. events...

Monthly meetings on the third Friday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the OLA auditorium or at a local restaurant for fundraising purposes.
 
September 17, 2017 - Annual Spaghetti Dinner served in the OLA Auditorium, from noon to 5 p.m. Carry-out will be available. Purchase tickets in advance on the OLA patio after Sunday Masses at $10 adults and $5 children (5-10 years) or at the door. Event includes raffle of wonderful gift baskets and other items, including the popular "money hat"!

March,  2018 – St.  Joseph’s Table: A traditional St. Joseph’s Table will celebrate the arrival of spring at Our Lady of the Assumption Auditorium. Fresh cannoli, Italian pastries, cakes, breads, pies and other Easter treats will be available for purchase from 8 a.m. 

Membership/Requirements
Membership is available to all Catholics. Many members are not of Italian descent but share the ideals of ICF and respect the Italian heritage of its founders. Annual dues ($35) include monthly Bollettino. No training necessary and no age limit.

History
The ICF was established in 1924 in San Francisco, California. Its co-founders Luigi Providenza born in Genoa, Italy and at the age of 26 immigrated to San Francisco and the Rev. Albert Bandini son of an influential Florentine family was a scholar, poet, and an  attorney  who came from New York to help his fellow  Italians.  Today, the ICF reaches out to all Catholics, sharing our faith and heritage with them. The founders had a dream and with branches located throughout California, Illinois, Nevada and Arizona the ICF is keeping their dream alive.

Contacts
Branch President Bill Mussatto at (909) 626-3777

First  Vice President Gary Croan at (909) 593-1138