Saturday: Feast on the Chicken Parm of the Bernal Ancestors at St. Anthony’s School


St. Anthony’s Church at the corner of Precita and Folsom in North Bernal was founded in the late 19th century by members of what was, at the time, a thriving community of Italian-Americans living in and around Bernal Heights. Today, St. Anthony’s is a focal point for a robust community of Latino-Americans living in and around Bernal Heights, but even today, some older traditions still live on — in form of a deep  and enduring fondness for chicken parmigiana.

Neighbor Nancy invites you to get in on some of that action on Saturday night:

St. Anthony-Immaculate Conception School, at Precita Ave. and Folsom St., has served the Bernal Heights/Mission community since 1894. The K-8 school is affiliated with the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose, whose mission is to provide a high quality, value-based education to all children, regardless of income.

The public is invited to the school’s Give ‘Em a Hand dinner on Saturday, Feb. 27, 6-9 pm in the auditorium at 299 Precita. Tickets are $50 at the door, and the event includes a chicken parmesan and unlimited pasta dinner with wine or beer, plus silent/live auctions, raffle prizes and lots of music and dancing. The annual dinner is a welcoming, festive evening for families of the school community and neighborhood.

Proceeds will benefit the school’s technology, art and music programs, as well as tuition assistance for impoverished children. For more information visit us here.


PHOTO: Courtesy of St. Anthony-Immaculate Conception School

3 thoughts on “Saturday: Feast on the Chicken Parm of the Bernal Ancestors at St. Anthony’s School

  1. I could be wrong, but I’m pretty sure St. Anthony’s was originally a German-Catholic parish, while Immaculate Conception – up Folsom a block and a half past Precita Park – was the Italian church. Immaculate Conception was involved in the big Catholic Church closures of the early 1990s. The attached parish school was combined with the school at St. Anthony’s.

Comments are closed.