Pastor in Sauk Village creates line of sauces for charitable cause

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In WGN's "Mr. Brightside" segment, we meet people who are doing great things around the area, and tell you how you can help out at home.

Today we meet David Simonetti, a priest with his own line of charitable sauces.

It wasn't until he was 33-years-old when Father Simonetti decided to pursue the priesthood

He is an associate pastor at St. James Catholic Church in Sauk Village. Father Simonetti is frequently coming up with creative ways to give back to his congregation and beyond.

He launched the Pope Benedict Academy of Excellence, a Catholic college prep school. And now, he's opening up his kitchen for a good cause.

Father Simonetti has created a line of spaghetti and pizza sauces he calls Communio.

Every bottle is made fresh from scratch: olive oil, onion, garlic, mushrooms and imported tomatoes that were grown in volcanic ash. And of course, every cooking session starts with a prayer.

Father Simonetti's love of cooking is as strong as his love for family. You'll find his parents on every bottle of Communio sauce.

Communio is now being sold in select stores across the area. You can find a list and order them online at:

This Sunday, April 24, a special spaghetti gala dinner will be held at St. John Catholic Church in Glenwood. Entry is $10 and proceeds from the event will go to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.


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