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St. Joseph Tables abound!

The St. Joseph Table at the Shrine of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (Photo by Carmel Salerno)

 

Each March, dozens of Italian families, organizations, parishes and businesses in the Chicago area open up their doors and their hearts to the less fortunate by setting up St. Joseph’s Tables.

At press time, information was available only on the events in this listing. To be listed next year, call 708-338-0690.

 

MARCH 10

MISSIONARY SISTERS OF ST. CHARLES (Melrose Park) | First seating, noon to 3 p.m. (businessperson’s lunch); second seating, 4 to 8 p.m. | Buffet meal | Donations appreciated | 708-343-2162

 

MARCH 11

ST. WILLIAM CHURCH (Chicago) | 4:30 p.m. Mass followed by pasta dinner and sweet table | tickets available for purchase at the door | Sponsored by the San Rocco di Potenza Society | Vincenzo Cataldo, 847-721-8124

 

MARCH 12

MAZZINI-VERDI CLUB (Franklin Park) | 2 p.m. Mass followed by dinner at 3 p.m. | Adults, $35; children (6 to 12), $15 | Reservations required | Nancy D’Agnolo, 708-366-8435

ST. EMILY CHURCH (Mt. Prospect) | 11:30 a.m. Mass followed by blessing and table from 1 to 3 p.m. | Traditional meatless dishes and sweets | Donations appreciated | Proceeds to benefit St. Vincent DePaul Society | 847-824-5049

 

MARCH 14

JUSTINIAN SOCIETY OF LAWYER, DUPAGE COUNTY | Clara’s (Woodridge) | cocktails at 5:30 p.m. followed by a sit-down dinner at 6:30 p.m. | $70 | Nick Galasso, 630-949-2062

 

MARCH 15

COLUMBIAN CLUB OF CHICAGO | Venuti’s (Addison) | cocktails at 6:30 p.m. followed by a sit-down dinner at 7:30 p.m. | $75 | Reservations required | Jonathan Zivojnovic, 708-456-9200

ST. MARY OF SAMBUCA SOCIETY | Porretta’s Banquets (Chicago) | Blessing of the bread and sweet table by Fr. Feccia at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and music with Johnny Maggio at 7 p.m. | $50 | Reservations required | Donna Tagli, 708-751-2839

 

MARCH 18

ALTA VILLA BANQUETS (Addison) | 6:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. | Cocktails and hors d’oeuvre buffet, sit-down steak dinner, dancing to live entertainment by Diamanti | Table blessed by the priests of Casa Italia | Raffles throughout the evening | Adults, $60; children (4 to 10), $35 | Proceeds to benefit Casa Italia | Reservations required | 630-543-1222

CORPUS CHRISTI CHURCH (Carol Stream) | Sweet table from 6 to 9 p.m. | Donations appreciated | 630-483-4673

OUR LADY OF ANGELS MISSION (Chicago) | Traditional meatless meal from noon to 3 p.m. | Donations appreciated | 773-486-8431

ST. ALBERT THE GREAT CHURCH (Burbank) | 5 p.m. Mass followed by buffet meal from 6 to 8 p.m. | Donations appreciated | 708-423-0321

ST. EUGENE CHURCH (Chicago) | Buffet meal from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. or until the food runs out | Donations appreciated | Proceeds to benefit St. Vincent DePaul Society | 773-775-6659

ST. FRANCIS BORGIA CHURCH (Chicago) | 5 p.m. Mass in English and 7 p.m. Mass in Italian with buffet meal from many regions of Italy and sweet table after each Mass | Donations appreciated | Sponsored by ICF Branch #392 | 773-763-0507

ST. JOSEPH CLUB (Chicago) | noon blessing followed by buffet meal until 4 p.m. | Donations appreciated | Ed Schmitt, 773-908-6739

 

MARCH 18 & 19

ST. ROBERT BELLARMINE CHURCH (Chicago) | March 18, 5 p.m. Mass followed by buffet meal and sweet table until 8 p.m.; March 29, sweet table only after 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and noon Masses | Adults, $7; children (6 and older), $5 | 773-777-2666

 

MARCH 19

AFFRESCO PIZZERIA & LOUNGE (Park Ridge) | Six-course meal with bottomless house wine from 4 to 9 p.m. | $40 | 847-292-0233

BAR CAFE SAN FRANCESCO (Chicago) | Buffet dinner from 4 to 10 p.m. | Requested minimum donation: $10 | Nina Filipponio, 773-283-1117

GRANT STREET GROCERY (Streator) | Table and altar from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Donations appreciated | 815-672-2167

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH (Elmhurst) | 11:30 a.m. Mass followed by a buffet meal from 12:30 to 3 p.m. | Donations appreciated | Proceeds to benefit St. Mary’s Mission in Red Lake, Minn. | 630-530-8515

OUR LADY MOTHER OF THE CHURCH (Chicago) | Buffet meal from 3 to 7 p.m. | Donations appreciated | Sponsored by ICF Branch #439 | Anna Tamburello, 847-341-1847

OUR LADY OF MT. CARMEL PARISH & SHRINE (Melrose Park) | Noon Mass in English and Italian followed by procession with Holy Family to a 1:30 p.m. table featuring a buffet meal, free one-pound loaf of blessed St. Joseph’s bread per adult | Minimum donation: $10 (children under 12 attend free) | Sponsored by Società San Giovanni Bosco SS Crocifisso di Ciminna | Tony Napoli, 847-537-3365

OUR LADY OF POMPEII SHRINE (Chicago) | Masses at 8:30 and 10:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. with reserved seatings for a buffet meal at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. | Reservations a must! | Donations appreciated | 312-421-3757

SACRED HEART CHURCH (Marengo) | Buffet meal and sweet table from noon to 3 p.m. | Donations appreciated | Proceeds to benefit the family of a local high school student who died of cancer | Pasquale Passaro, 815-568-0998

SANTA LUCIA CHURCH (Chicago) | 11 a.m. Mass followed by procession, blessing and buffet meal with carryout for shut-ins from noon to 3 p.m. | Donations appreciated | 312-842-6115

SANTA MARIA ADDOLORATA CHURCH (Chicago) | 10:30 a.m. Mass followed by buffet meal from noon to 3 p.m. | Food or cash donations appreciated | 312-421-3122

ANTHONY OF PADUA CHURCH (Rockford) | Traditional meatless meal and sweets from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Donations appreciated | 815-965-2761

ST. CELESTINE CHURCH (Elmwood Park) | Buffet meal from noon to 2 p.m. | Donations appreciated | Josephine Sangermano Townsend, 708-452-4654

ST. CHARLES BORROMEO CHURCH (Hampshire) | Buffet meal and sweet table from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Adults (12 and older), $7; children (5 to 11), $4; families of seven or more, $25; $1 discount per family if you bring a donation for the food pantry | Proceeds to benefit St. Vincent DePaul Society | 847-683-2391

SAN JOSEPH DI BAGHERIA SOCIETY | Cucina Biagio (Chicago) | Noon plated dinner with unlimited wine at table | $50 (cash bar) | Reservations required | Ann Guggino, 847-952-9270

ST. ISAAC JOGUES CHURCH (Niles) | Noon Mass followed by blessing and buffet meal from 1:30 to 4 p.m. | Donations appreciated | Proceeds to benefit St. Vincent DePaul Society | 847-966-1180 967-1060

ST. PETER THE APOSTLE (Itasca) | 11:15 Mass followed by a procession and full dinner with sweet table from noon to 1:30 p.m. | Charity raffle | Donations appreciated | Proceeds to benefit St. Vincent DePaul Society | 630-773-1272

ST. PHILIP THE APOSTLE (Addison) | 9:30 a.m. Mass followed by a buffet meal from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Donations appreciated | Proceeds to benefit DuPage County charities | Sponsored by the Americans of Italian Descent of DuPage County | Gino Dattilo, 630-699-0299

ST. TARCISSUS PARISH (Chicago) | 9:30 a.m. Mass followed by procession, blessing and buffet meal with sweet table from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. | Donations appreciated | 773-763-8228

ST. WALTER CHURCH (Roselle) | Sweet table and altar after 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and noon masses | Donations appreciated | Patrick Devitt, 630-220-4878

ST. ZACHARY CHURCH (Des Plaines) | Buffet meal from 12:15 to 3 p.m. | Donations appreciated | 847-956-7020

 

  

 

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