June 28, 2017

A Look at the 2017 Sons of San Paolino Giglio Lift, Franklin Square, Long Island

After Mass, there was a short procession through the fairgrounds 
Photos courtesy of Bobby Maida
Thanks Bobby for sharing your wonderful photos of the 2017 Giglio Feast of San Paolino di Nola in Franklin Square, Long Island. Evviva San Paolino! 
For more of Bobby’s event pictures visit www.bobseventphotos.shutterfly.com
Viva San Paolino!
(Above & below) Capo paranza Johnny Z is a whirlwind of passion & intensity
(Above & below) The Sons of San Paolino carry the giglio around the fairgrounds
Our pals John and Phil
(Above & below) A good time was had by all
The celebration finished with a magnificent fireworks show

Announcing the 82nd Annual Saint Mary of Carmen Festival, Nonantum, Massachusetts


June 27, 2017

A Look at San Vito Martire from the 2017 Feast in Mamaroneck, New York

Viva San Vito!
Photos courtesy of Cav. Charles Sant'Elia
Thanks Charles for sharing your wonderful photos of the statue of San Vito from Sunday's (June 25th) Feast of San Vito Martire celebrated at St. Vito – Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Mamaroneck, New York. Evviva San Vito!
A close-up of the base
Also see:
• A Look at the 2016 Feast of San Vito Martire in Mamaroneck, New York

Announcing the 128th Annual Feast of San Rocco di Potenza in New York City


June 26, 2017

Photo of the Week: Statue of Carolo Tertio at Montecassino Abbey

Statue of King Carolo Tertio (Charles III of Bourbon)
at Montecassino Abbey. Photo by New York Scugnizzo

Around the Web — Gallicianò: Greek Culture in Calabria

Gallicianò. Photo courtesy of Calabria: The Other Italy
“Kalimera." A spry, older woman dressed in black warmly greeted us as we stepped out of the car and began to walk up the street to the main square of Gallicianò. She was like the town sentinel and greeter all in one, speaking perfect Italian to us, then lithely pulling a cell phone out of her pocket to call our guide in a language I didn’t understand at all.
Calòs ìrtete Gaddihicianò –  Welcome to Gallicianò
I was visiting a village at the very tip of Italy, on the edge of the Aspromonte Mountains in southern Calabria, the last bastion of Greek civilization in the region. Just forty people remain in Gallicianò, which today is officially a district of the larger community known as Condofuri. They speak grecanico (Grecanic), a language that hearkens back to ancient Greece, to Magna Graecia of southern Italy, founded in the eighth century BC. Continue reading

June 25, 2017

Celebrating the Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn

Images of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus at Holy Name of Jesus Church
Photos by New York Scugnizzo
Most sweet Jesus, whose overflowing charity for men is requited by so much forgetfulness, negligence and contempt, behold us prostrate before Thee, eager to repair by a special act of homage and cruel indifference and injuries to which Thy loving Heart is everywhere subject.*
Detail of the Rosary I inherited from my
grandmother showing the Sacred Heart
Friday evening, with missal and Rosary in hand, I attended Solemn High Traditional Latin Mass for the Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus at beautiful Holy Name of Jesus Church (245 Prospect Park West) in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn. Deeply devoted to the Sacred Heart, I wanted to offer reparation for my sins and deepen my relationship with our Lord and Savior.
Mass was sung by Celebrant and Homilist Fr. Stephen Saffron, Parochial Vicar at St. Anselm. Fr. Tomasz Szczepanczyk was the Deacon and Mr. James Barret was the Subdeacon. The sacred ministers were dutifully assisted by Daniel Maldonado (MC), Brian Hilley, Robert Jurman, John Leicmon, Ricardo Kinch and Matthew Wise. We concluded by praying the Litany of the Sacred Heart and the Act of Reparation to the Most Sacred Heart.
The motets and Mass setting for this Liturgy were composed by organist and choir director David Adam Smith. They were gloriously chanted by Luthien Brackett (alto), Elizabeth Smith (alto), Ryland Angel (tenor), Art Bryan Manabat (tenor), Andrew Padgett (bass), and Jonathan Woody (bass).
Holy Name of Jesus Church in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn
Thank you Rev. Lawrence D. Ryan, Pastor and all the Parish staff and congregation for your warmth and welcoming hospitality. Special thanks to Cindy Brolsma and organizers for your hard work and dedication. Once again, it was a great joy to celebrate our faith together. 
The next Latin Mass at Holy Name of Jesus Church will be celebrated on Sunday, August 6th at 5:00pm for the Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord.
* Quoted from the Act of Reparation to the Most Sacred Heart
Also see:
Observing the First Sunday of Lent in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn
Celebrating the Feast of the Most Holy Name of Jesus in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn

June 24, 2017

Solemn Mass for the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles in East Harlem, New York

Thursday, June 29th @ 7:30PM – 9:00PM

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Pontifical Shrine
448 E 116th St.
New York, NY 10029

On Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 7:30 PM, we will celebrate Solemn Mass for the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles. Please join us as we pray for our Holy Father, Pope Francis and all the Bishops, the successors of the Apostles Peter and Paul in their mission to draw all people to Christ and his Church.

June 23, 2017

Happy Birthday Princess Maria Carolina!

HRH was born in Rome in 2003
Photo courtesy of Camilla di Borbone delle Due Sicilie
Happy Birthday Princess Maria Carolina of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duchess of Palermo and Calabria! May God's love and affection be with you today and forever! Auguri!

June 19, 2017

Corpus Christi Mass and Procession at Our Lady of Peace Church in Gowanus, Brooklyn

Celebrating Solemn High Latin Mass for the External Solemnity of Corpus Christi
Photos by New York Scugnizzo
Photo essay by New York Scugnizzo
(Above & below) Sunday's Eucharistic Procession
makes its way around the parish
The monstrance is carried aloft so the Host is exposed for veneration
(Above & below) Three station altars with flowers were set up along the route
Kneeling in adoration, incense is burned before the Eucharist
A brief blessing before continuing on to the next station 
Acolyte's carry candles and a censer
The choir chanted for the length of the procession
We returned to Our Lady of Peace Church for the Benediction
Also see:
Faith and Family, My Easter Traditions
Celebrating the External Solemnity of the Epiphany at Our Lady of Peace Church in Gowanus, Brooklyn

Gusti e Vini D'Italia Wine Pairing Dinner: A Journey Through Campania! at Casa Belvedere

On Thursday, June 29th @ 6:30 PM Join Us for our next Gusti e Vini D'Italia Wine Pairing Dinner: A Journey Through Campania!

Experience the extraordinary 'Voce di Napoli' of Antonio Guarna, performing "Torna A Surriento", "O Sole Mio", "Santa Lucia" and more, while also feasting on Campania Regional foods, expertly paired with rich and flavorful Southern Italian wines.

Members: $75 pp. Non-Members: $100 pp.
Reservations with Pre-Payment Required.

Please call the Foundation office at 718-273-7660. Or to pay online, visit www.casa-belvedere.org and click on any DONATE NOW button. Complete the online giving form and indicate dinner date in comments box.

We look forward to seeing you!

The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere
79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301
T. 718-273-7660 F. 718-273-0020
E. info@casa-belvedere.org

Announcing the 2017 Saint Peter's Fiesta in Gloucester, Massachusetts


June 17, 2017

A Look at the 2nd Annual Feast of San Giovanni Battista in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn

Evviva San Giovanni
Photos by New York Scugnizzo
Photo essay by New York Scugnizzo
The High Altar is adorned with red flowers for Trinity Sunday
and the Feast of San Giovanni Battista
(L) A close-up of the new statue, which I'm told was made in Argentina.
(R) Cross with red veil and flowers
(L) Knight of Magistral Grace of the Order of Malta, Sal Giardina
and (r) dutiful altar servers recess out of the church for the procession
(L) Young men carry our glorious patron out of the church.
(R) Our friend Pastoral Associate, John Heyer
Members of the Society of the Citizens of Pozzallo United take a commemorative photo outside Sacred Hearts —St. Stephen Church (125 Summit St.)
San Giovanni exiting the church 
Departing Sacred Hearts – St. Stephen's Church 
The color guard proudly led the way
Standards and flags add to the pageantry 
Pastor Msgr. Guy Massie enjoying the festivities
The procession saunters through the neighborhood
A devotee carries a beautiful icon of San Giovanni Battista
Participants take another group shot outside the Pozzallo clubhouse
(L) The altar servers did a fantastic job. 
(R) A large ceramic coat-of-arms of Pozzallo inside the clubhouse
Revelers enjoy an amazing buffet dinner
Also see:
• Evviva San Giorgio! Celebrating Saint George's Day in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn