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Memorial Mass & Lunch
MEMORIAL MASS Sunday September 9 at St. Leo's Church — 227 South Exeter Street Baltimore, Maryland 21202 (Little Italy) 11:30 am Mass followed by luncheon at Chiapparelli's Restaurant — 237 S High Street Baltimore, MD 21202 (Little Italy). Around 2 blocks from the church Cost $22.00 You may pay at the restaurant. However, the Grand Lodge needs to know how people are coming to provide a head count to the restaurant for planning. Since we do not have a lodge meeting until after this event, please e-mail Diane LaGrega Bertocchi at [masked] and carbon copy Carol Rossi Conn at [masked], if you are planning on attending the luncheon. Please note: Carol Rossi Conn is planning on attending the Grand Lodge meeting on Monday, August 13, 2018. Ideally it would be nice to provide a number of attendees for the luncheon at Grand Lodge meeting, so if you are planning on attending the luncheon please try to e-mail Carol before Monday, August 13, 2018.

St Leo the Great Church

Corner of Stiles and S. Exeter Streets · Baltimore, MD

What we're about

The Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America® (OSDIA) is the largest and oldest national organization for men and women of Italian heritage in the United States.


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Founded in 1905 as a mutual aid society for the early Italian immigrants, today OSDIA has hundreds of thousands of family members located in all fifty states and the District of Columbia, making it the leading service and advocacy organization for the nation's estimated 26 million people of Italian descent.


Its missions include encouraging the study of Italian language and culture in American schools and universities; preserving Italian American traditions, culture, history and heritage; and promoting closer cultural relations between the United States and Italy.


The Sons of Italy Foundation® (SIF) has given more than $105,000,000 to scholarships, medical research, disaster relief, cultural preservation and other special projects.

These include the Alzheimer's Association, Cooley's Anemia Foundation, Hurricane Andrew relief, Assisi earthquake relief and the National Law Enforcement Officers' Memorial.

Women have always shared equal rights with men in OSDIA, and women make up about 50% of OSIA membership.

Women have held leadership positions at all levels, including state president, national trustee, national vice president and national president.


OSDIA is for people of any gender, age, religion and profession. You don't even have to be Italian to join.

Whether you are of Italian heritage or simply have a love for things Italian, OSDIA welcomes you as a member.

The Sons and Daughters of Italy membership if you'd like to join is $77 for singles & $152 for couples for the first year of membership.

Subsequent years are $35 for singles & $68 for couples.

The membership year is from January 1 to December 31.

Membership forms will be at the events.

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