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!

Volunteers can commit their time through a third party sign up website used by the Italian Festival. Soon, we’ll be providing a sign-up link for volunteering at the 2024 Italian Festival. Volunteers may choose the area for which they would like to volunteer, as well as the date and time slot. There are many volunteer opportunities for individuals and families available prior to, during, and after the  Italian Festival. 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 March 2-3.  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!


Enjoy cooking, baking or making meatballs?  We have volunteer opportunties for you . . .

Volunteer Sign-Ups: Meatball Making

We are looking for volunteers to help us prepare meatballs for the Festival. We estimate prepping almost 1100 pounds each of meatballs. That’s a lot of meat!  Details on when Meatball Madness will take place and online sign up for volunteer spots that are available will follow shortly.

Contact: Chris Leonard |

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

Online sign-ups will be available soon for preparation and delivery of dishes of Baked Ziti and Lasagna that will be sold during the Italian Festival. In addition, in-person sign-ups will be held during weekend Masses (dates to be announced). Foil pans and recipes will be provided during the sign-up periods. Dishes are to be made at home and brought to the church during the individual’s selected time. Participants are asked to drop off the prepared dishes in Room #2 of the Parish Center, which is located behind the church next to the children’s playground.



Contact: Paul Muraco |

Volunteer sign-ups: COOkie Preparation and Delivery

Volunteers are needed to make cookies that will be sold during the Italian Festival. Online Sign up will be available shortly, or sign up after Weekend Masses (dates to be announced). Cookie recipes, packaging, and drop off instructions will be provided during the sign-up periods.

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