The St. Mary Magdalen de Pazzi Lodge, affiliated with the National Order Sons of Italy in America, was chartered on June 11, 2002. The Lodge takes its name from the first Catholic Church in the United States built purposefully for Italian-American immigrants. The church still operates today as a beautiful holy shrine and place for Sunday Mass. Charter Lodge member Rita Rosato came up with the name as she and the other charter members prepared to christen their new fraternal group in early 2002. The Lodge’s mono is: “Rekindling Amore d’Italia.”
The Lodge honors its namesake church and its pioneering early parishioners by joyously sharing our Italian heritage. Each year, our activities include a Christmas celebration, a feast in honor of St. Joseph, various trips, and monthly meetings with camaraderie and abundant food. The Lodge’s first president was Nicholas Ciabattoni, who presided from 2002 to 2008. A current scholarship program is named in honor of the Cibattoni family. Edward J. Bonett, Jr. presided from 2009 to 2013. Victor L. Baldi III is the current president.