St. Philip Neri Italian festival

May 16 – 18, 2024



It Takes A Village of Volunteers and We Need YOU . . .

TO ENSURE A SUCCESSFUL FESTIVAL. Great things happen when we work together for the common good.  Our heartfelt thanks to you for volunteering!

There are many, many volunteer opportunities for individuals and families that are available prior to, during, and after the Italian Festival.  There is truly something for everyone!  Volunteers can review all of the Festival volunteer opportunities and commit their time through a third party sign up website used by the Italian Festival.  Volunteer sign-up for most opportunities begins on April 1.  Meatball Madness volunteer sign-up begins on March 18 (details below).  Volunteers may choose the area for which they would like to volunteer, as well as the date and time slot.  Signing up online, volunteers will receive confirmation of their assignments and updates, if necessary, via email.

Or . . .

Volunteer Sign-ups After Masses.

Volunteers may also set up their volunteer times after all Masses the weekend of April 27/28.  Again, please be aware that volunteers are not only needed for the days of the Festival, but for many other times leading up to, and after the Festival.  This year, given all the exciting things that we’ve got planned, we are in need of over 600 volunteers.  We are grateful to all for sharing your time and talent. GRAZIE ! ! !


Like to cook, bake or make meatballs?  We have volunteer opportunities for you . . .


Volunteer Sign-Ups: Meatball Madness

We need 60 volunteers to help us prepare meatballs for the festival.  We estimate prepping almost 1100 pounds of meatballs. That’s a lot of meat-a-balls! Meatball Madness will take place on April 22, 23 and 24:

Monday, April 22:  9 am – 12 pm | 12 pm – 3 pm | 3 pm – 6 pm

Tuesday, April 23:  9 am – 12 pm | 12 pm – 3 pm | 3 pm – 6 pm

Wednesday, April 24:  9 am – 12 pm | 12 pm – 3 pm

Contact: Chris Leonard |

Volunteer Sign-Ups: Baked Ziti & Lasagna Preparation and Delivery

We need 200 pans of Baked Ziti and 275 pans of Lasagna prepared and delivered to be sold during our Italian Festival. On-line sign-ups will begin on April 1. Recipes and foil pans will be available for pickup after all Masses the weekends of April 27/28, May 4/5 and May 11/12. Dishes are to be made at home and brought to church during the volunteer’s selected time. Participants are asked to drop off the prepared dishes in Room #2 of the Parish Center.



Contact: Paul Muraco |

Volunteer Sign-Ups: Cookie Preparation and Delivery

Have a love of baking?  Volunteers are needed to make over 500 dozen cookies of many varieties that will be sold during the Italian Festival. Online sign-up will be available April 1. Cookie recipes, packaging and drop off instructions will be provided. Recipes will be available for pickup after all Masses the weekends of April 27/28, May 4/5 and May 11/12.

Contact: Tina Hansen |


In Fort Mill

Saint Philip Neri Church
292 Munn Road East
Fort Mill, SC 29715


Festival Hours

Thursday, May 16
5 pm – 9 pm

Friday, May 17
11:30 am – 1:30 pm & 5 pm – 10 pm

Saturday, May 18
11 am – 8 pm