July 29, 2018

A Look at the 108th Annual Feast of Saint Ann in Hoboken, New Jersey (Part 1)

The Procession
Evviva Sant'Anna! 
Photos by New York Scugnizzo
Scenes from Thursday’s 108th Annual Feast of St. Ann in Hoboken, New Jersey. (See Part 2, the Churches and Part 3, the Santa Febronia Chapel)
After Mass, the Holy Name Society present St. Ann to the expectant crowd
The procession makes its way through the streets of Hoboken
Members of the St. Ann's Guild take turns pulling the statue
Future members of the St. Ann's Guild pitching in
Thankfully, the forecasted storm never materialized and we had a fantastic day
Members of the Padre Pio Prayer Group show their support
The Viola's enjoying a little pizza outside Truglio's
A shrine to St. Ann was erected outside the Failla Memorial Home 
The Madonna Dei Martiri Society generously offered participants some delicious focaccia and much-needed cold water 
San Giacomo greets St. Ann outside the Monte San Giacomo Clubhouse
Inside the clubhouse, Angelo and Andrew offer participants
delicious gravy-soaked roast beef and hot pepper sandwiches 
San Giacomo joins the Procession
(L) Carmine and Maria, the presidents of the Monte San Giacomo Club and Women's Auxiliary. (R) Members of the St. Ann's Guild help carry San Giacomo 
After several hours, the Procession wends its way back to the Church
Our friends Angela, Theresa and Stephen keeping their vows
The John Duke Band
(L-R) Always great to see our friends Stephen (San Rocco Society), Ann (St. Ann's Guild), Franca and Anna (Our Lady of the Snow Society)
Back at St. Ann's Church, the statues are placed before the altar
After the benediction we returned to the Monte San Giacomo Clubhouse,
where Dana and Andrew showed off their Due Sicilie pride
Also see:
Bonus Pics of the 107th Annual Feast of Saint Ann in Hoboken, New Jersey
Evviva Sant'Anna! A Look at the 107th Annual Feast of Saint Ann in Hoboken, New Jersey
Evviva Sant'Anna! A Look at the 106th Annual Feast of Saint Ann in Hoboken, New Jersey
A Look at the 105th Annual Feast of Saint Ann in Hoboken, New Jersey
A Look at Hoboken's Madonna Dei Martiti
A Look Inside the Santa Febronia Chapel, Hoboken, New Jersey
A Look at the 104th Annual Feast of Saint Ann, Hoboken, New Jersey