APTOS – The parish of Resurrection, 7600 Soquel Drive, recently announced the relocation of Branch #227 of the Italian Catholic Federation (ICF) from Capitola to Aptos. ICF Branch #227 will be having its first meeting of the year on Sunday, 9 January 2022 at 1:30pm in the parish hall.
Branch president Franklyn Lopes, Jr., recently wrote the following in the parish’s bulletin:
We are so glad to be apart of Resurrection Church in Aptos, and very thankful to Father Romeo for inviting us, along with the generous staff of the church. The branch was part of St. Joseph’s Church in Capitola for 53 years, before moving here.
A little about ICF: The Italian Catholic Federation (ICF) is a non-profit fraternal organization for practicing Catholics of all ages and cultures. Founded in 1924, the federation’s mission is to uphold and develop the religious spirit among its members and to spread that spirit throughout the community. As Christians, we continue the tradition of love, hospitality, and works of charity as signs of Christ’s peace among us.
Members of the ICF enjoy the fellowship of other Catholics and their families. Together we enrich ourselves, strengthen our family and spiritual lives, and share our blessings with one another.
We are proud of our assistance to parishes, pastors and local communities We often help local pastors with various parish projects and fundraisers. Our members are often active in parish councils, finance committees, and other Catholic organizations. The ICF is an example of the laity’s participation in the apostolic mission of the Catholic Church. You do not have to be Italian to belong, but you must be Catholic.
For more information, Mr Lopes can be reached at 831-588-9839.