June 16, 2018

Viva Sant'Antonio! A Look at the 2018 Feast of St. Anthony of Padua in SoHo, New York

Wednesday evening the Shrine Church of St. Anthony of Padua (154 Sullivan St.)
celebrated its Titular Feast with a solemn Mass and procession
Before and after Mass, devotees venerate our glorious patron
(Above & below) After Mass, celebrants venerate the relics of Saint Anthony 
Pastor Fr. Mario Julian proffered a relic for veneration
The beautiful high altar with statue of St. Anthony
receiving the apparition of the Infant Jesus
 
Marble and bronze statuary outside the church
(L) The statue of the Saint is placed on a flatbed. (R) Devotees offer donations 
The procession wends its way through the neighborhood
Our new friends Theresa and Angela devoutly walked barefoot 
Members of the St. Rocco Society of Potenza show their support 
Afterward, we visited Song' e Napule Pizzeria for our celebratory meal
I enjoyed a delicious plate of Paccheri alla Genovese,
Photos by New York Scugnizzo
Also see:
A Look at the 2017 Festa di Sant'Antonio da Padova in Soho, New York
A Look at the 2016 Festa di Sant’Antonio da Padova in SoHo, New York
A Look at the 2015 Festa di Sant’Antonio da Padova in SoHo, New York
A Look at the 2014 Festa di Sant'Antonio da Padova in Soho, New York