“Casa Italia is a home for all Italian-American organizations in the Chicago area. Here, we meet to pursue common goals, preserve our past, celebrate our heritage and ensure passage of values to future generations.”
Casa Italia Retreat Policy
Casa Italia is located on the grounds of the former Sacred Heart Seminary; between Division, 39th, Soffel
and 37th in Stone Park. Retreats are held in the large building on the south end of campus. Parking is
available behind the Italian Cultural Center, 1621 N. 39th Street.
We continue to hold retreats as did the Scalabrini Fathers, who maintain ownership of this wooded 17-acre center.
The grounds are home to the Calvary Shrine and an outdoor Stations of the Cross, which we invite you to visit. A
meeting room and use of the chapel are included as part of our retreat amenities. Additional meeting rooms are
available for additional fees.
A 20 percent deposit is required at the time of scheduling. The balance is due within 2 weeks of the first day of the
retreat. All checks should be made out to Casa Italia Inc. Refunds may be requested 30 days prior to the first day of
Check-in and check out times are established in order to accommodate cleaning and maintenance staff schedules.
Any extension of these times will result in additional fees.
Check-in time is 1 p.m.
Check-out time is 3 p.m.
Room rates are based on double occupancy; please add $15 per day for single occupancy. Commuters are charged
a rate of $15 per day excluding meals.
Rooms available - Call the office at 708.345.5933 for availability and pricing.
Single, double and triple room occupancy.
All food is prepared by Casa Italia Banquet Center staff; however catering arrangements may be made in
advance if management is notified. Meals that are provided by Casa Italia must be schedule a month in advance of
retreat. Due to insurance risks, Casa Italia kitchens are not available for use by retreat attendees. The Festival
Center kitchen is available during the off season for a fee of $350 per day.
Clean sheets and towels are provided to each attendee. An accounting of towels and sheets will be made following
all retreats. Missing items will be billed to the retreat sponsor.
Tables, chairs religious statues and other furniture or materials may not be moved. In the event that materials are
needed in order to better facilitate your retreat, please contact management. The retreat sponsor will be responsible
for the reimbursement for any broken or missing items.
The Casa Italia Sacristy contains the property of the Fathers of St. Charles; please be respectful of their belongings,
which is inventoried. Vestments and other items will be available.
There are no on-site telephones.
The Sisters of St. Charles maintain a religious gift shop on at their convent, which is adjacent to Casa Italia
on the corner Division and 37th Street.
All doors should be closed and locked from the outside at all times.
Casa Italia is not responsible for lost or stolen articles.
Retreats may not include children of the attendees.