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ICF Branch 392 honors Tenerellis

The Italian Catholic Federation Branch 392 presented the 2019 Mother Cabrini Award to Nicola and Maria Tenerelli on Nov. 10 at Porretta’s Banquets in Chicago. The award is given each year to a deserving couple that has demonstrated the Italian values of faith, family and community in their everyday lives. Nicola and Maria were both born in Puglia, meeting and marrying after they moved to the Chicago area. The couple has been active in the Italian-American community in the Chicago area for many years. Nicola and Maria joined the Madonna della Croce Society in 2005, Cegliesi Italo-American Association (CI-AMA) in ...

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ICF Branch 392 honors the Gerardis

  The Italian Catholic Federation Branch 392 presented Giovanna and Antonio Gerardi with its Mother Cabrini Award on Nov. 13. The award is bestowed each year upon a couple that represents the Italian values of community, family and faith. The event will feature a Mass at St. Francis Borgia Church in Chicago and a dinner dance at Porretta’s. Giovanna Cacciapaglia Gerardi was born in Mola di Bari in the beautiful southern Italian region of Puglia. At the age of 13, she left Italy along with her parents and sisters to join her older sister, who had moved years earlier and ...

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2013 Mother Cabrini Award

by Aurora Pensa The Italian Catholic Federation, St. Francis Borgia Branch 392, will present Vince and Anna Raimondi with its Mother Cabrini Award on Nov. 10. A 3 p.m. Mass at St. Francis Borgia Church in Chicago will be followed by a dinner dance at Porretta’s Banquets in Chicago. Tickets are $60 for adults and $30 for children under 12. For details, call Teresa Helfand at 773-763-0507, Aurora Pensa at 773-589-9734, Teresa Romeo at 773-622-6532 or Maria Perna at 708-307-7180. Vince and Anna Raimondi are a couple known for their hard work and dedication to family, church and community. This ...

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2011 Mother Cabrini Award Dinner Dance

by Aurora Pensa The Italian Catholic Federation was founded in 1924 in San Francisco by a group of Italian immigrants wishing to strengthen the Catholic religion in their community. The ICF has since developed into a nonprofit organization with many branches nationwide, embracing Catholics of all cultures. Its primary mission is to support local parishes and communities, provide financial assistance to various charities, encourage young seminarians with a scholarship fund and promote the preservation of a vibrant Italian heritage. The Italian Catholic Federation of St. Francis Borgia Branch 392 was established about 25 years ago, and is committed to the ...

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2012 Mother Cabrini Award

Branch 392 of the Italian Catholic Federation will bestow its Mother Cabrini Award upon Filippo and Benedetta “Bettina” Brascia at its annual dinner dance. The event will take place on Nov. 11, with Mass at St. Francis Borgia Church in Chicago followed by the dinner dance at PorrettaÕs Banquets. (773-589-9734) The beautiful and picturesque Puglia region of southern Italy, known for its friendly people, olive groves, vineyards, beaches, and mouthwatering “cucina paesana”, gave birth to two wonderful individuals, Filippo and Benedetta “Bettina” Brascia. Filippo and Bettina are hard working individuals dedicated to family and community. Filippo Brascia was born in ...

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2013 Dinner Dance

The Italian Catholic Federation Branch #439 of Our Lady Mother of the Church will honor Dr. Jeff Cantor at its second annual dinner dance. The event will take place on Oct. 6 at Alta Villa Banquets in Addison. (847-341-1847) Dr. Jeffrey S. Cantor, D.D.S, graduated from Bowdoin College in 1968 and Columbia University School of Dental Medicine in New York City in 1972. He received his specialty training in pediatric dentistry from the George Eastman Dental Center in Rochester, N.Y., in 1974. Dr. Cantor has taught at Case Western Reserve, Loyola, Illinois Masonic, Michael Reese Hospital, and Children’s Memorial Hospital ...

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