News from San Antonio Church – August 28, 2022

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Weekly Bulletin August 28, 2022

by Terrie Evans

Our 86th Spaghetti Dinner is scheduled on Sunday, October 9, 2022, for the original homemade Italian Meal our church has become known for.  We have come a long way since the 1st  “Spaghetti Supper” in 1936 sponsored by the San Antonio Church Choir.  At that time, the neighborhood of Little Italy had a vast supply of excellent cooks who only cooked with fresh basil, oregano the best garlic, olive oil and tomatoes.  They were the flowered apron Grandma’s we all remember in kitchens filled with the best aromas we all have memories of.  These were the “Ladies of the Lot” who not only prepared the sheet pan pizzas sold at the San Antonio Festival but also prepared the sauce and meatballs for the first Spaghetti Dinner in their home kitchens to be transported to the Church for all to enjoy.  They were members of the St. Ann’s Married Ladies Society who were always ready to serve the Church whenever needed.  They were the matriarch’s who established many wonderful traditions that we have passed on especially their recipes that we still cook for our families.  All the ladies had their own secrets they would never share, a pinch of this, a little of that, nothing was written down only their palate would tell them it was perfect.  

Since we were all grew up around fantastic cooks, we all know good food and will only serve our guests who come for the annual Spaghetti Dinner what we would cook for our own families.  This year, our 100th milestone must be the best and most successful fundraiser in San Antonio history to help maintain our beautiful little church.  We always need volunteers to help in all areas for the big day so let the Sunday Hall Crew know of your interest and they will pass on your information.  Also, we will need desserts and 2-liter Coke products:  Diet Coke, Sprite, Regular Coke and Coke Zero for that day.  We will have signup sheets for volunteers, drinks and desserts in the Hall throughout the Month of September so, please consider doing whatever you can to make this dinner surpass the previous 85 as we closeout our 100th Anniversary 1922-2022.  The hours for the dinner on October 9th are for Drive Through from 11:30 AM-7:00 PM with ONLINE ORDERING at https://www.facewbook.com/SanAntonioItalianChapelCincinnati/ or contact Dave Sabatelli at 513-405-6444.  There will be RESERVATIONS ONLY for DINE IN at the Hall between 12:00-2:00 PM and 4:00PM-7:00PM by contacting Vic Minella at 513-520-5594.

We are also working on the Spaghetti Dinner Placemat to be placed on the tables for the dinner.  The cost for the ad spots is $25.00 per square to promote your business, a milestone event or to honor a family member.  Harry Panaro does a great job selling and designing the layout for the dinner place mat that generates funds for our church.  All our guests enjoy the connections with the businesses, family names and anniversaries that make our church unique.  Please do not forget our parish community is very important to all of us and can use the help of the many talented church members who attend Mass every Sunday.   Anything you can do will be greatly appreciated.

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