July 31, 2019

July 30, 2019

Photo of the Week: Duomo di San Giovanni Battista in Vietri Sul Mare

Duomo di San Giovanni Battista at night, Vietri Sul Mare
Photo by New York Scugnizzo

July 29, 2019

A Look at the 16th Annual Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Bergen Beach, Brooklyn

Evviva Maria!
Photos by New York Scugnizzo
Scenes from the 16th Annual Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel at St. Bernard's Church in Bergen Beach, Brooklyn.
After Mass, members of the Gioiosa Marina Social Club
place the statue on to the vera
Devotees pin donations on to the statue of Our Lady
(Above & below) Departing the bustling fairgrounds,
the procession wends its way through the neighborhood
Danny Vecchiano and the Giglio Band
Bishop Octavio Cisneros, Msgr. Joseph Grimaldi, Dcn. Frank D'Accordo and Dcn. Vincenzo La Gamba make a short stop at the beautiful Mazza residence
Members of the Associazione Culturale Pugliese
Figli Maria SS. Addolorata show their support
Back at the fairgrounds, devotees sing hymns for the Blessed Mother

Il Maestro e Margherita at Saint Cono Society Clubhouse in Brooklyn, New York

La Federazione Delle Associazioni Della Campania USA present for the first time in New York Il Maestro e Margherita, a beautiful movie made in Cilento. Producer Gianni Petrizzo will be with us to talk about the movie and meet the Italian community. Please join us on Friday August 2 at 8 pm at Saint Cono Society 231 Ainsley St. in Brooklyn. Let's all get together and support this young and talented artist. Hope to see you all. Thank you.

July 28, 2019

A Look at the 109th Annual Feast of Saint Ann in Hoboken, New Jersey

Evviva Sant'Anna! 
Photos by New York Scugnizzo
Scenes from Friday's 109th Annual Feast of St. Ann in Hoboken, New Jersey.
The elaborate high altar in St. Ann's Church (704 Jefferson St.)
(Above & below) After Mass, the Holy Name Society
present St. Ann
 to the expectant crowd
(Above & below) The procession wends its way through Hoboken
The color guard lead the procession
Members of the Padre Pio Prayer Group show their support
The John Duke Band
Members of the St. Ann's Guild take turns pulling the statue
(Above & below) Shrines dedicated to Sant'Anna
were erected along the procession route
Failla Memorial Home generously gave participants
sandwiches, pastries, watermelon and cold water
The Madonna Dei Martiri Society generously offered participants some delicious focaccia and much-needed cold water 
(L)  Generous locals offer cold water to participants. (R) San Giacomo greets Sant'Anna outside the Monte San Giacomo clubhouse
The procession makes a pit stop at the Monte San Giacomo clubhouse 
Inside, participants are treated to delicious roast beef and pepper sandwiches
San Giacomo joins the celebration 
Over five hours in the streets, Saint Ann is returned to the church
The statues are carried to the sanctuary
Sant'Anna and San Giacomo are placed before the altar
The party was just getting started back at the Monte San Giacomo Club

July 17, 2019

Evviva Maria! Celebrating the 129th Annual Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Newark, New Jersey

Evviva Maria!
Sunday evening scores of devotees, including members of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of St. George, converged on the Ironbound District of Newark, New Jersey to celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form was sung by newly ordained Fr. Damian Zahlocki, who was dutifully assisted by a slew of sacred ministers, altar servers, and the glorious parish schola.

Following the Most Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, pilgrims processed the statue of Our Lady for a few hours through the working-class neighborhood. Accompanied by the Tony Neglia Festival Band, our cortège wended its way through the streets with great fanfare. Along the way, we were regularly greeted by spirited locals who generously offered participants cold water and refreshments.

Returning to the church, the statue (adorned with donations) was placed back on the beautifully decorated bye-altar. Fr. Damian concluded the ceremony with a benediction and the opportunity to venerate the relic of the Blessed Mother’s veil.

Adjourning to the rectory, guests were treated to a catered reception courtesy of the Very Rev. Msgr. Cav. Joseph Ambrosio, Chaplain of the Constantinian Order and Pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.
The Most Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
(L) The relic of the veil of the Blessed Mother. (L) The High Altar 
Dama Minervini & Cavs Napoli, Fratta, Gangone & Berardi with Fr. Zahlocki
After Mass, Our Lady is presented to the expectant crowd. Placed on a wagon, the statue was pulled through the Ironbound section of Newark, New Jersey 
The procession wends its way through the neighborhood 
(Above & below) Knights of the Sacred Military Constantinian
Order of Saint George proudly served as honor guard
(Above & below) The procession stops so residents can offer donations 
(R) Along the procession route, devotees set up statues
and generously offer water to participants
(L) After the procession, the statue is returned to the bye-altar. (R) Standard of the defunct Our Lady of Mt. Carmel society of Waterville, New York
The Benediction
After the Benediction, devotees venerate the relic of the veil
Back at the rectory, Monsignor regales us with a few songs
Photos courtesy of Rosanna Minervini, Anthony Scillia and John Napoli