Viva San Calò!
Photos by New York Scugnizzo
On 18th Avenue, we briefly stopped outside the Sciacca Social Club, Società Figli di Ragusa, Villabate Alba Pasticceria and Caffè Italia to play a few songs. Devotees came out to venerate the saint and offer donations.
Afterward, we returned to the clubhouse for a terrific block party and barbecue, with all the fixin's. Free from traffic, children played together in the street while the adults mingled and socialized. Though the clouds were threatening, no rain fell until after we were done.
Thank you President Calogero Candela and all the members of the society for your warmth and hospitality. As always, it was an honor and a privilege to celebrate our faith and culture with you. Viva San Calò!
|Flag bearers led the way through the neighborhood|
|The procession saunters down 18th Avenue|
|Along the way, we stopped by the Sciacca Social Club and Società Figli di Ragusa|
|Friends and family enjoy the special day|
|A devotee kisses her prayer card|
|Teaching the young|
|The Giglio Band attracted a few young fans|
|Arriving at St. Dominic's Church|
|Blessing the statue|
|Leaving St. Dominic's|
|After Mass, we returned to the clubhouse to continue the celebration|
|Grill masters hard at work|
|Enjoying a delicious lunch in the clubhouse|