June 21, 2016

A look at the 2016 Festa di San Pio da Pietrelcina in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn

Viva San Pio!
Photos by New York Scugnizzo
Scenes from Saturday's (June 18th) Festa di San Pio da Pietrelcina at St. Dominic R.C. Church at 2001 Bay Ridge Parkway in Brooklyn, New York.
After Mass, devotees pin money on to ribbons and the statue's cape
(Above and below) Members of the Associazione Culturale Pugliese Figli Maria SS. Addolorata joined Caduti Superego in the celebration
Msgr. David Cassata led the procession through the neighborhood 
Devotees sang a prayed for nearly two hours
The procession makes its way down 18th Ave.
Michael Aromando and the Metropolitan Festival Band
(Above and below) We briefly stopped at the Cadutti Superga Soccer Club for some cold water and the benediction
An outdoor shrine was erected outside the club
The procession saunters down 20th Avenue
Back at St. Dominic's, celebrants sing one last hymn
before the statue is returned to its place of honor inside the church 
Votive candles are lit inside the church vestibule
Also see:
A Look at the 2015 Festa di San Pio da Pietrelcina in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn

Addendum:
Although nothing has been confirmed as of this time, there are rumors a new feast in honor of San Francesco di Paola at St. Dominic R.C. Church is in the works. We are excited by the prospect and will keep you up to date with any news or developments.

Viva San Francesco di Paola!