Evviva la festa!
Each year, more than three-dozen Italian patron saint celebrations grace the Chicago area. At Fra Noi press time, information was available on the following events.
THE FEAST OF SAN TRIFONE is sponsored by Società San Trifone di Chicago. It features a noon Mass at Casa Italia in Stone Park, followed by a luncheon at Pescatore Palace in Franklin Park. (Pat Specchio, 708-562-3113)
DECEMBER 7 – 8
THE FEAST OF ST. LUCY at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Rockford is sponsored by the Greater Rockford Italian American Association. It features the traditional anointing of the eyes, as well as the blessing and distribution of the cuccia at the 4:30 p.m. Mass on Dec. 7, and at the 7 a.m., 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. masses on Dec. 8. (815-965-2761).
THE FEAST OF SANTA LUCIA at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish & Shrine in Melrose Park is sponsored by the parish. It features a 7:30 p.m. Mass with special prayers and the traditional anointing of the eyes. (708-344-4140)