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POST-GAZETTE, JANUARY 3, 2014 Page 7 St. Joseph Society's "Road to Sainthood" "Eastie Elves" Fundraiser Hits 10 th by Sal Giarratarii Saint Joseph Society members and friends. Saint Joseph Society President Tom Abisso, Father Jack Izzo, SJ, and Jimmy Martorano. The "Road to Sainthood" series had a strong turnout for their December meeting and Father Jack Izzo, SJ, of San Francisco was in town and gave a talk about the mean- ing of Christmas, the importance of going to confession and Pope Frances. The series is a family-friendly introduc- tion to the saints, including detailed back- grounds of their personal histories and their individual paths to sainthood. The Saint Joseph Society welcomes all to attend and encourages families to sit in on the discussion together to gain a better un- derstanding of the saints we so often see immortalized in statues but seem to know Fr. Jack Izzo blessing the new Saint Joseph Society statue. very little about. There is a new addition to the Saint Jo- seph Society, the Archdiocese, through the help of Fr. Bryan Parrish donated a statue of Saint Joseph. The "Road to Sainthood" series is held on the 3 rd Saturday of each month at the St. Joseph Society located at 437 Hanover Street in the North End of Boston. For further information, please contact the Saint Joseph Society by email at or visit their website at Sal Giarratani, Michelle DeFronzo and Sen. Anthony Petruccelli Senator Anthony Petruccelli once again hosted his annual "Eastie Elves" Christ- mas charity helping to bring the spirit of Christmas to par- ents and children who might not necessarily get a gift under the tree this year. Over 400 people showed up at the Hyatt Logan Hotel in East Boston to celebrate in the spirit of giv- ing. Price of admission to this Christmas gathering was one unwrapped toy for a Suffolk Sheriff Steve Tompkins deserving child, There with Michelle DeFronzo, IMEX soon was a room full of Cargo president. toys collected. Many appreciate the efforts of Anthony Petruecelli who has become a great voice for both his constituents and for the children who sometime get lost in the season of giving and receiving. Community leaders and numerous elected officials showed up with toys in hand to aid the cause. Everyone always enjoys this annual affair because it is better to give than to receive. Kelly Boullet and Jessica Ferri-Schmidt Melina and Andy Alvarez Cartier Boutique Hosted Annual Holiday Cocktail Party Cartier's Cedric Tonello, Stephanie & Greg Loeber The Cartier Boutique on Newbury Street hosted its annual Holiday Cocktail Part/ on Monday, December 9". Guests enjoyed displays featuring High Jewelry, Vintage and select pieces from the Cartier Archives, including sketches and archival documents relating to two famous and legendary Cartier Creations, the Hope Diamond and The Taylor Burton Diamond. (Photos by Roger Farrington Photography) Celine and Michel Boyer- Chammard Eleanor & Melody Pao Thomas Ostrowski and Rita Bean Cartier's Michelle Welling- ton and Sandi Taylor