September 11, 2011

A look at the Fourth Annual Procession of Maria S.S. Addolorata in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn

A pictorial of yesterday's (9/10/11) Fourth Annual Procession of Maria S.S. Addolorata at St. Athanasius Church in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. The event is sponsored by the Associazione Culturale Pugliese Figli Maria S.S. Addolorata.
Stephen LaRocca, President of the Saint Rocco Society of Potenza, makes an offering inside the beautiful St. Athanasius Church

These cuties were the life of the party

The procession makes its way through the neighborhood

Balloons with a portrait of the Madonna were released into the sky

Members of the Societa S. Padre Pio (pictured) and Saint Rocco Society of Potenza joined in the celebration

(Left) Balloons with portraits of the Madonna lined the procession route  
(Right) Some houses along the way had shrines devoted to the Madonna

Grand Marshals Filomena and Vito Carmelo accompany the Monsignor

Participants enjoying the festivities

Figli Maria S.S. Addolorata members pose for a picture outside St. Athanasius Church (Photos by New York Scugnizzo)