Virtual Tastes of Italy

As a change of pace, our missionaries will be joining you in your kitchen! On May 6th, at 7 PM, our PIME Missionaries will walk you through preparing a complete Italian meal in our first-ever virtual, international cooking class in cooperation with Cantoro’s Italian Market & Trattoria in Plymouth, Michigan.

This event is COMPLETELY FREE, but you must register online to receive recipe cards for each featured dish and an invitation to join our Zoom event. Registrants in the Metro Detroit area will get a coupon to Cantoro’s Italian Market & Trattoria in Plymouth for $25 off $50 or more.

Sign up to be a part of our Virtual Tastes of Italy event

Cantoro’s Market coupon limited to residents of the Detroit area.

A Virtual Trip to Italy

Travel with us to the Lombardy Region of Italy, to the childhood home of St. Pope John XXIII in Sotto il Monte. The family home and birthplace of the Canonized Pope was donated to the PIME Missionaries because of his lifelong passion for the missions, and the charitable spirit that he recognized in the missionaries from the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions. Together we will take a virtual trip to this beautiful area in the north of Italy!

If you would like to leave an intention to be presented and prayed for at the shrine to St. Pope John XXIII in Sotto il Monte, please follow the button below.

The evening’s menu

brought to you by our PIME Missionary chefs

Dish #1: Handmade Pasta

Fr. Daniele Criscione, PIME

Learn how to make pasta from scratch with our US Mission Center Director, Fr. Daniele Criscione, PIME. Originally hailing from Sicily, Fr. Daniele is passionate about cooking Italian cuisine, something that reminds him of home. Based in PIME’s Detroit offices he helps to connect supporters in the US with those who desperately need their help in the missions.

Dish #2: Bolognese Sauce

Fr. Alessandro Maraschi, PIME

Fr. Alessandro Maraschi, PIME, will show us how to prepare a bolognese sauce to accompany our pasta. Originating from the home of the PIME Missionaries, Milan, Italy, Fr. Maraschi has a new home as a missionary among the poorest of the poor in the urban sprawl of Mexico City. Here, he ministers to a diverse collection of people including many Native Mexicans.

Dish #3: Tiramisu

Fr. Alessandro Canali, PIME

Finally, Fr. Alessandro Canali, PIME, will cap off our night by showing us how to make an Italian favorite dessert, Tiramisu. A PIME Missionary from Lecco, Italy, north of Milan, Fr. Canali works with youth as Outreach Coordinator at the Mission Center in Italy.

Registrants in the Metro Detroit area can visit Cantoro’s Italian Market in Plymouth, Michigan, to gather all the ingredients listed on their recipe cards!

15550 N Haggerty Rd, Plymouth, MI 48170
(734) 420-1100


Food Distribution

in Myanmar

The Taungngu Diocese in Myanmar is one of the most remote and difficult to access in the country. A very poor area already COVID-19, and the recent unrest in the country, has made life here even more difficult.

This project will provide direly needed food for 300 families in seven villages across the diocese to be able to survive the impact of the ongoing pandemic.