June 13, 2018

Viva Sant’Antonio! A Look at the 2018 Feast of St. Anthony of Padua in Bath Beach, Brooklyn

Saturday, June 9th: Sant'Antonio stands outside the Grumo Appula Society Clubhouse (8729 20th Ave.) in Bath Beach, Brooklyn 
(Above & below) Stephen LaRocca offers a new gold chain to Sant'Antonio 
"Viva Sant'Antonio!" 
Devotees pin donations on to the ribbons
The color guard lead the procession through the neighborhood
(Above & below) Along the way, volunteers distribute loaves of blessed bread
The procession saunters down Benson Avenue 
Bells toll for Saint Anthony at Saint Finbar Church (138 Bay 20th St.)
(Above & below) The kids happily take part in the tradition 
(Above & below) In the final stretch,
devotees carried the statue back to the clubhouse 
Before Mass, members pose for a commemorative photo
Photos by New York Scugnizzo
Also see:
Viva Sant’Antonio! A Look at the 2017 Feast of St. Anthony of Padua in Bath Beach, Brooklyn
A Look at the 2015 Festa di Sant'Antonio in Bath Beach, Brooklyn
A Look at the 2014 Festa di Sant'Antonio in Bath Beach, Brooklyn