Members of the Italian Catholic Federation’s Branch 374 at St. Bede the Venerable Roman Catholic Church in La Cañada Flintridge participated in the Parish Ministry Faire with a booth to promote membership. Fifteen members volunteered their time to be at all the Masses to promote ICF. These included Father Greg Donglore from Ghana who received his doctorate at Claremont graduate school; Joe Layton, branch director of Membership Development; Diane Restivo and branch President and First Vice President of the ICF L.A. Archdiocese District Council Al Restivo.
The branch picked up four new members at the event and plans to expand its membership drive in 2014 to include a fraternity-like program they are calling RUSH 374. Younger members of the parish are being targeted for membership. Layton is planning a vigorous campaign for 2014.