As many of you know, member Josie Niemeier’s grandson, Luke Knapke (or Super Luke, as he is known), has been bravely battling is battling neurofibromatosis, a form of pediatric brain cancer.
To help Luke’s family, the Probate Court of Hamilton County is hosting a fundraiser Friday, Sept. 23 from 7 pm – 11 pm at the Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Lane (off Cheviot near the North Bend intersection) in Monfort Heights.
There will be food, soft drinks and beer raffles, split the pot and games of chance. Grand Prize is a 55” Flat Screen TV. Tickets are $20.00 each at the door (Adults only and includes admission and a chance on the TV.) Brad Johansen of WKRC-TV will join us to speak.
I am saddened to pass along the news that longtime UIS member Peppina Ottaviani, mother of Linda Gromen, passed away on Sunday. Her visitation will be held Friday, July 15, 2016 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Gwen Mooney Funeral Home-Elden Good Chapel, 2620 Erie Ave in Hyde Park.
There is NO July meeting. Enjoy the holiday and we will see you on the 2nd of August.
Thanks to everyone who came out to the UIS Family Picnic this past Sunday and special thanks to the cooks, Dave Sabatelli and Earl Einhaus and the setup crew, Phil Sabatelli, Paul Wagner, Sandy Sabatelli and Rose Einhaus.
Since the departure of Fr. Earl Fernandes, Sacred Heart no longer says Mass in Italian, but the church still needs our support. The Italian groups have made the first Sunday of each month as ‘Italian Sunday’ at Sacred Heart Church and ask for your support at the 9:00 a.m. Mass those days.
The UIS Family Picnic Sunday, June 26th at Fernbank Park in Sayler Park.
Festivities start at noon and we have the park until 6:00 PM. We will provide the Italian sausage sandwiches with peppers and onions. Please bring a dish to share and your own drinks. It is a nice way to spend a Sunday afternoon with family, friends and good food.
The UIS will once again be participating in the Findlay Market Opening Day Parade along with the other societies on Monday April 4th. We will decorate the float at 8:00 am and leave the parking lot at 9:30 am sharp.
We’ll have plenty of room on the 48’ trailer which will be decked out in lots of red, white and green so bring the kids and enjoy a fun time.
We will be passing out candy to the crowd so we are looking for donations of wrapped candies. Please bring them to the meeting or call Joe Mastruserio@ (513) 675-7581.
Sr. Blandina Segale, the 19th century Italian-born nun, whose run-in with Old West outlaw Billy the Kid earned her the nickname, “the fastest nun in the West” started along the path to sainthood when a ceremonial first inquiry was presented in Albuquerque on Tuesday, August 25th. Sr. Blandina returned to Cincinnati to start the Santa Maria Community Services which helped Italian immigrants and is still in existence today. You can read the about Sr. Blandina’s road to sainthood here. In 1877, S. Blandina went with her sister, S. Justina Segale, “to see if they could do anything for the poor Italian [immigrants]” in the city of Cincinnati. Together they founded Santa Maria Institute, one of the first Catholic settlement houses in the United States.