August 9, 2018

A Look at the 89th Annual Feast of Saint Rocco in Fort Lee, New Jersey (Part 2)

The Procession Continued
Viva San Rocco!
Photos by New York Scugnizzo
Scenes from Sunday’s 89th Annual Feast of St. Rocco in Fort Lee, New Jersey. (See Part 1, The Procession and Part 3, The St. Rocco Chapel)
(L) The statue of San Rocco is presented with much fanfare.
(R) Old Glory is held high during the National Anthem
Fort Lee police officers salute the flag during the anthem
Members of the San Rocco Society of Fort Lee, New Jersey, honor the flag
(L) The statue is placed on its litter. (R) The Crucifer and Color Guard 
The Tony Neglia Band
The procession departs the fairgrounds
We couldn't have asked for a better day for the procession
Pilgrims pray and sing hymns in praise of San Rocco
(Above & below) Along the procession route,
we stop to honor the memory of deceased society members
A young lady sings a heartfelt rendition of Ave Maria
Locals generously offered participants cold water  
Firemen's Memorial Park
Along the way, devotees offered generous donations 
(Above & below) The procession wends its way through the neighborhood
A good time was had by all
Phil Arfuso, President of the San Rocco Society of Fort Lee, New Jersey, bestows honorary membership to invaluable members of the community
(L) After the procession, San Rocco was placed in an outdoor shrine
 for veneration. (R) Devotees pin donations on to the statue