Fr. Joseph Rinaldo, SdC., Provincial Treasurer of the Divine Providence Province, was honored at a special dinner on Monday June 25, 2012 attended by fifty people at Paesano’s Restaurant in Ann Arbor, MI. This was the second year for this fundraising dinner, offered to support the operations of St. Louis Center in Chelsea, MI.
This year’s dinner featured the foods of Sicily, Fr. Joseph’s home area, and included a five course meal with Spada Putanesca and seared duck breast as the main attractions. Each item was then paired with a special selection of white or red wine.
During the meal, Fr. Joseph was honored by his friends from the local community, who stood-up to praise his life’s devotion to persons with developmental disabilities, and in the end, he received several special gifts. A case of nero d’avola wine, a replica painting of the Dream of St. Joseph by Francisco Rizi, and several premium cigars.