May 3, 2019

Distributing Food to the Homeless on the Feast of Sant’Atanasio il Grande

Thank you to this month's volunteers.
Thursday, May 2nd, members of the Constantinian Auxiliary prepared and distributed food to the homeless in Chinatown and Two Bridges, New York on the Feast of Sant’Atanasio il Grande (Saint Athanasius the Great). Meeting at the Church of the Transfiguration (29 Mott St.), volunteers prepared 30 care packages replete with toiletries and ready to eat food, including containers of freshly cooked penne marinara generously donated by our dear friends at Caffé Napoli (191 Hestor Street) in Little Italy.

Bobby and Louis with our newest sponsor
Ciro from Song e Napule
Once again, we want to thank Antonio, Anna and Konstantinos Mavrianos-Cesare of the St. Rocco Society for their hard work and dedication. You are an inspiration to us all. Thank you Louis Fontana of Caffé Napoli; Raymond Guarini of the Italian Enclaves Historical Society; Robert Michael Surella of the East Harlem Giglio Society; and Cav. John Napoli for your continued assistance. Your heartfelt generosity and selflessness is greatly appreciated. And as always, special thanks to Pastor Lo for your support and blessings. It is an honor to serve with such an outstanding group of people. God Bless you all. IHSV

The next walk will be on Thursday, June 6th—the Feast of St. Filippo Smaldone—at 7:00 PM. Anyone interested in supporting this charitable endeavor can contact Cav. John Napoli at or Anna Mavrianos-Cesare at
Konstantinos lends a helping hand
Anna and Bobby divvy up the pasta
Misc. snacks
Baked beans  
Jamaican beef patties
Once again, our friends at Caffé Napoli
donated a heaping tray of penne marinara
Participants said a prayer for the homeless and prayed the Rosary
Originally posted in The Constantinian Chronicle